Mr Nikolakis speaks about “Sustainable Sustainability”. He is discussing sustainability and the forces driving it, which include health, climate change, and circular economy. He notes that what is often left out of the sustainability debate is business models and questions whether current business models are sustainable in the future.
Dimitris Nikolakis is an accomplished executive with 20 years of international professional experience with proven record of success in general management, strategy setting, P&L oversight, operations, multichannel product distribution and marketing, driving benchmark-setting innovation. For the last 8 years he is the CEO of Druckfarben Romania and in the last 5 years he holds the position of Group Managing Director of KRAFT Paints at Druckfarben Hellas S.A.
Studied in the USA and Egypt, holding a MSc. in Biochemical Engineering from Tufts University, a BSc. in Chemical Engineering from Cairo University, while the business orientation came from his exposure and executive management degree at Harvard University. Holder of US patent for the design of a novel bioreactor for protein production using mammalian cell culture and recombinant DNA technology.