Christos Charpantidis is Chairman and Managing Director of Papastratos S.A., an affiliate of Philip Morris International, since August 2015.
He started his career at Coca-Cola Hellenic in 1997, as Marketing & Sales Trainee. He joined Papastratos in 2003 as Export Manager. During the following years, he served in a number of key positions in the commercial department of the company in Greece and abroad: Country Manager Papastratos for Cyprus and Malta (2004 – 2005), Group Brand Manager Papastratos (2006-2007), National Sales Manager (2008-2009) and Sales & Distribution Director Papastratos (2010 – 2011).
Moving in 2012 to the Operations Center of Philip Morris International in Lausanne (Switzerland) for three years, Christos undertook positions of increasing responsibilities in the Sales Strategy Department (Global Sales Strategy Director, 2012 – 2013) and Reduced-Risk Products Department (RRPs Commercialization Director, 2014 – 2015).
Christos studied Physics at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, his hometown. He has a MBA in Economics from the University of Kent in England and a M.A. in Economics from the same university.