Grigoris Zarifopoulos
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Based in Athens, Grigoris co-leads Oliver Wyman’s activities in Greece. A partner in the firm’s Digital practice, he offers a unique perspective for clients thanks to his multifaceted career as a senior manager in the private sector as well as the Greece Deputy Minister of Digital Governance.

During his time working for the Greek government, Grigoris was responsible for the country’s national digital strategy, and for attracting foreign direct investment in digital technology. His role was pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic, as he helped develop and deliver vital digital services to the Greek citizens.

Joining the Greek government in 2019 was a turning-point for me. It was incredibly motivating to drive my country’s digital leap, contribute to our growth, and help improve the lives of thousands of people. That kept me going every day, despite the many challenges brought by the pandemic.

Prior to his governmental role, Grigoris spent several years at Google, leading its development in Southeast Europe as head of the region, and CEO for Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta. His knowledge of the digital and tech sector is complemented by an expertise in the retail industry, previously holding prominent roles at Gap and IKEA.

When it comes to building success for his clients, Grigoris believes that the key lies in an ability to listen, and find solutions that boast integrity, care, and honest communication.