Innovative Greeks

Innovative Greeks Talks with Marco Veremis: ep. 10 - Ioanna Papadopoulou

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Once a month, our partner and co-Chair of SEV’s Innovation Committee, Marco Veremis hosts innovative Greeks, who excel by achieving increasingly higher goals. His guests unfold their stories and share with us their exciting journey, experiences gathered along the way, but also their recipe for success.

In this 10th episode, Marco Veremis interviews Ioanna Papadopoulou, President & Managing Director of Papadopoulou Biscuits, about the evolution of the company over the years, the importance of quality in their products, as well as the difficulties she faced in searching for… good executives, whereas she admits to being tough but fair.

The history of the Papadopoulou biscuit factory began 100 years ago. It starts with an emigration journey to Marseilles that eventually stopped in Piraeus thanks to a cafe owner who said, “there are no cookies in Greece”!

With Marco Veremis, they discussed the meaning of life, the importance of parents in raising children, and modern entrepreneurship. Finally, Ioanna Papadopoulou answers the most difficult question: What would she do if she sold the company tomorrow? Spoiler alert: she wouldn’t sell.

Watch the video here: