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Charalambos V. Dolkas
Vice President & Chief Executive Officer
Constantinos S. Kastrinakis
In 1989 in Athens, Greece
The firm is privately held
2011: € 11.3 million
Kantor has two main offices in Athens & Brussels and representative offices in Warsaw, Sofia and Bucharest.
Our vision is to become a recognisable consulting brand in the European Union Countries, the Middle East and Africa.
To generate value for our clients, focused on implementing change and delivering measurable value to corporate, government and institutional clients and NGOs, while achieving the development of our people and creating value for the society.
Our approach entails first gaining a strong understanding of the client's environment and frame of reference, so as to quickly focus our expertise on the areas where it is needed.
The philosophy we adopt in addressing our clients' needs is based on the following principles:
- putting forward only tailored and practical solutions to real problems;
- providing feasible solutions to particular problems, not generic approaches to how they could be solved;
- proposing solutions which add real and measurable value to the client’s work;
- implementing the best solution with the client's active participation throughout the process.
Constructive cooperation with our clients and the development of trust are based on five pillars:
- understanding the client's needs and determining our role from the outset;
- establishing continuous communication so that every step is agreed upon jointly;
- respecting agreed deadlines and budgets;
- ensuring the highest quality and practicability of our work;
- maintaining absolute confidentiality at all times.
Kantor project teams are dedicated to analysing the key elements of each problem; coming up with workable options and testing their feasibility in the real context of the organisation and its environment. We ensure that our consultants are equipped with the appropriate expertise and experience to succeed and our team-building and management activities help to bring out both creativity and focus.
Committed to Results
Kantor has created a strong brand in one local and two institutional markets, while we are building our presence in 3-4 additional local markets. Over the 20 years of our existence we have successfully concluded more than 1.700 assignments
We are focusing on the Greek market, offering full range of Management Consulting Services to large and medium size corporate clients and the government: more than 50 out of the top-200 corporate clients have entrusted Kantor and are providing repetitive business over the years, with more than 280 assignments; roughly 400 projects were implemented for Medium Size Enterprises; 120 assignments were delivered to the public sector, government and NGOs.
We are strong in the energy consulting market, internationally, assisting EC, international donors and investment banks initiatives on projects mainly focused in the N.I.S., Western Balkans and S-E Med. EC and the international donors (World Bank, EBRD, EIB, EuropAid, USAid and others) have assigned major projects to Kantor, from supporting Ukraine’s energy strategy implementation and designing Egypt’s energy pricing policy to consumers, to the privatisation of Sakenergo in Georgia, tariffs and billing collection in Kiyevoblenergo in Ukraine, energy strategy of Uzbekistan, Gas Transit pipelines and dozens of others. Our work covers Power, Gas, Downstream Oil and Renewables
We are strong in our Economic and Social Development (ESD) offering to the EC and international donors: a €27 million project was awarded in July 2008, by the EC to Kantor, as an outcome of a strong international competitive tender, aiming to implement development policies in all 27 EU member-states rural sectors. More than 400 assignments were delivered to the EC and international donors, in some of which Kantor is short-listed for closed tenders
We are strong in offering Web Communication services, primarily to the EC and other institutional and corporate clients: our EC research magazine has been recognised as one of the top ranking EC communication initiatives. KantorQwentes has successfully delivered more than 180 assignments, becoming one of the 7 largest web communication firms in Benelux
In Kantor we build strong teams. Each project gives birth to a unique team, formed solely based on the custom needs of the project. At the same time, we sustain flexibility, by allowing key resources to selectively give time to projects and through that to inject our project teams with expert knowledge. We invest in building strong team components, through training and events that further instill the Kantor way of offering consulting and delivering results.
Amongst our consultants, we value leadership as an asset and skill that consultants have to possess at all ranks of hierarchy, as we consider it the key to gain the trust of our clients. We also foster diversity. As unique as we consider each client to be, even more unique do we consider the experience, knowledge and skills that each of our professionals brings into the mix.
Rural and Regional Economy
Agri & Food
Tourism & Leisure
Government &Public Administration
Telecoms & Media
Transport & Infrastructure
Organisation & Change Management
Markets Design, Reform & Regulation
Policy Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Assessment
Programme Preparation & Capacity Building
Management of Structural Funds
Economic & Social Development
Real Estate Services