About our founder partner, Fotini Efthymiadis

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Fotini in a nutshell

Fotini EFTHYMIADIS’ mission is transmitting know-how and contributing to leaders’ evolution & self-awareness

in order to increase humanity in decision-making in organisations




Multicultural and quadrilingual, I hold a degree in Applied Economics and a MBA from Solvay Business School. Next to that I have a degree in Coaching from a certified Academy.

During my career, in continuous interaction with Executives and Management levels,

I gained about 15 years of experience in the areas of:


ü  Career Coaching for Leaders - Executive and Management levels

ü  Training, Mentoring

ü  Recruitment specialized in Interim Management



Detailed CV of Fotini Efthymiadis


Relationship: LT partnership, excellent listening capacities, open-minded, integer

Entrepreneurship: creative, dynamic, think out-of-the box, pragmatic, accountable, hands-on 

Results Oriented: perseverant, quality, convincing, win-win mentality, professional

Passion for people: contribute to people's evolution, care for interactivity in teams



ü  Career Coaching - Executive and Management levels


·      Advice and coach for career transition and for career development

·      Give support for making appropriate decisions and work on self-awareness

·      Analyse skills, motivation and mind-sets to challenge professional goals

·      Support personal development to move forward in context of promotions

·      Coach leaders, managers in crisis and change management

·      Facilitate and ensure the communication between all parties

·      Quality follow-up of the project’s deliverables and KPI’s



ü  Training, Mentoring


·      Mentor and “sound board” for Senior Line Managers, Interim Managers

·      Prepare and train senior managers to interviews and personal branding

·      As responsible of teams and passionate for my job, lead by example

·      Train people in business development and networking

·      Educate and train executives and managers to the concept of interim management



ü  Consultancy and recruitment for the Interim Management


·      In-depth knowledge of interim management market (strategic and operational)

·      Recruitment, research, selection, interviews and reference taking techniques

·      Analyse the market and detect leads – list target companies with potential

·      Build-up and maintain long term business partnership with prospects and clients

·      Price negotiations, contract set-up and customizations

·      Networking skills – participation to professional business events – social networks


Career path

Mid June 2012 – Feb 2013 QUANTEUS

Quanteus, a small privately owned Belgian company, with a core team of about 7 people, specialized in strategic consultancy.

The division QuantIM focuses on Implementation Resources for large and mid-sized companies.

Director QuantIM – Interim Management brand



Dec 2003 – mid June 2012 ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL - RHI Belgium

American company specialized in staffing and recruitment, quoted at the NYSE.


Manager (from April 2011 – to June 2012) – for Interim Management (“Management Resources”)

Brussels - Wallonia, Zaventem, Flemish Brabant and Limburg Regions – Broaden responsibilities


Division Manager (from May 2009 – March 2011) for Interim Management (“Management Resources”)

Zaventem, Flemish Brabant and Limburg Regions – team of 2 to 4 people


Business Manager – (from October 2008 – April 2009) – starting Consultancy (“Consulting Services”)

Belgium – National level – creation of a new function and new line of business


Division Manager (from April 2006 – September 2008) for Interim Management (“Management Resources”)

Brussels and Wallonia regions – Top producer worldwide – team of 3 to 5 people


Consultant (end 2003 to March 2006) for Interim Management (“Management Resources”)

Brussels and Wallonia regions - Top producer in Belgium and Europe




Large company leader in electronic payments.

Business Controller



Price and Competition Division of the Ministry of Economics.

Assistant Manager


2000- 2001 GLAXOSMITHKLINE Biologicals /Vaccines

Worldwide H.Q. of GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines.

Junior Financial Analyst (1-year contract, “Rosetta")





Degree in Coaching - Lessons given by a Master Coach (MCC) -

LCA is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Certification (on-going)



Master in Business Administration (MBA) – Distinction



Degree in Applied Economics (Licence en sciences commerciales et financières) – Distinction

Mémoire : «Le secteur pharmaceutique et la commercialisation des

médicaments génériques - Great distinction


Miscellaneous trainings:

- Marketing training – ICHEC (2000)

- Negotiation, conflict management, etc. – KLUWER

- Training in Coaching Tools to deepen and broaden my knowledge – LCA



Languages: French (MT), Fluent in Dutch and English, good Greek (MT)


Hobbies: Meditation (MBSR) - Travelling - Walking in nature – Cinema 


Nationality: Belgian - Greek origin - Born and live in Belgium