Ilias Rigopoulos is taking over the CEO position of "Stone Group International" (Marmor SG SA).
Ilias Rigopoulos has a track record of strong leadership in mining sector both in General & Operations Management positions in companies with international presence. He has demonstrated an ability to develop and implement business strategies as well as to achieve the financial goals in terms of annual sales raise and profitability. He shows excellent flexibility in solving organizational problems and the adaptability needed to operate successfully with various cultures in different environments.
Economies of scale, group restructuring, increase of company’s productivity & efficient operational structure, using the existing talent of the employees enhanced by new professionals comprise new CEO's mainstream policy along with further development of the well-organized network of selected partners and reliable customers.
Stone Group International, within the frame of its International orientation has already developed a strong extroversion strategy in more than 75 countries, as a springboard to further expansion. At the same time, the driver to the next level is the acquisition and management of key- quarry units and the exclusive agreements with quarries in Greece and abroad.This will ensure raw material availability to its supply chain network. Quarrying, as the last main link in vertical line from the market towards the quarry, will enhance company’s reputation as a global marble supplier in large construction projects.
Broad exposure in several countries and Company sizes: CEO at Mermeren Kombinat AD Prilep, (Sivec®) FYROM, Business Unit Manager at S&B Industrial S.A (Germany, China, Greece), Mining Plant Manager at Mykobar Mining Company SA, Milos (Greece).
MBA-Warwick University, Warwick (United Kingdom), PhD in Metallurgy- National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens (Greece), BEng in Mining and Metallurgy NTUA, Athens (Greece). He speaks three languages: English, German, Chinese.