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He is currently an Adjunct Professor in DePaul University (Chicago), one of the 10 largest and most innovative universities in US. Nikos is a well-known international speaker on topics related to Sustainable Development and CSR and has delivered speeches and educated professionals in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Nikos specializes in Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility & Governance, Business Ethics and Performance Management strategies. During the last 15 years, he has carried out numerous projects in leading organizations, including Fortune Global 500 Companies, such as BP, Nestle, Heineken Group, Coca Cola, Blackberry, ΑΒΜ, Mc Cain, DHL, Lafarge, Deutsche Post, Under Armor, the European Investment Bank, Government of Dubai and the Lloyds Banking Group. Additionally, he has extensive international experience in executive training & coaching having trained over 3,000 managers worldwide including executives from NASA, Walmart, Word Bank, Coca Cola.
He was founder and Co-Chair of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Strategy Committee. He is advisory council member of SERF (Society of Environmentally Responsible buildings) Green Building guidelines in US and one of the founders and Vice President of the Corporate Responsibility Institute since 2007, a non for profit organization for CSR performance evaluation and benchmarking (based on the Business in the Community Index-BITC). He is also a Board Member in the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) in Chicago. In the past, he was Scientific Advisor to the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), based in Brussels, in the field of Business Excellence and Corporate Social Responsibility. He was project leader for the development of a CSR Framework and relevant tools supported by the UN Global Compact and applied to thousands of companies globally. He is also a member of Gacso (Global Associations of Corporate Sustainability Officers).
He has contributed as chairman and advising member in the organization and coordination of workshops and international conferences on a variety of business topics. He is co-author of the books ‘’Practical Sustainability Strategies‘,’ published by Wiley in 2014 which become one of the bestselling books in this field, and ‘’Management Models for the Future’’ published in 2009. He has given many interviews relevant to the above issues to international media including Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, CCTV (China Central TV), Voice of America and many others.
Thomas has been working on sustainability matters his entire career, beginning in Germany with 16 years of interdisciplinary project management, including 10 years at a construction firm. In his executive role, Thomas balanced economic and environmental aspects of major infrastructure and urban redevelopment projects in former East Germany, in a very dynamic business environment after German reunification. In the USA, Thomas worked 15 years as executive in the clean energy development industry, including international business development in China, India and Mexico.
Thomas is a member of the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Energy, and has served on the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2019. He has been a BCSE delegate at the United Nations' Climate Conferences since 2005 (COP 11 in Montreal, Canada), representing cutting-edge clean technology solutions, and greenhouse gas mitigation strategies.
Monty is the owner of Insurance Partners, a health insurance program manager that develops virtual insurance companies by linking third-party administrators to insurance companies, reinsurers, actuarial firms, underwriters and marketing organizations. He is a faculty member and member of the Education Programs and Solutions Committee of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, Illinois; a board member of the Lake Forest High School District 115; a board member of Bennu Legal Services, Lake Bluff, Illinois. Monty is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he earned distinction as a Baker Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, and later served as an officer in the U.S. Army.