Founder & CEO of Hellas House | Founder & CEO, Hellas Group | Co-Founder & Chairman, Profex Inc.
Pavlos Kontomichalos is a global businessman and entrepreneur with over 30 years of leadership experience in the USA, Canada, China/Hong Kong, and Greece. He thrives on building Pioneering businesses with a Purpose and Sustainable Value.
Pavlos was born and grew up in Athens, Greece. He attended Moraitis School and studied Economics and Business Administration at the American College of Greece.
He moved to the USA in 1983 and received an MBA from Columbia University.
Pavlos joined Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in New York in 1985 and held various key consumer marketing and business development positions including Marketing Director USA and Canada.
In 1994, Pavlos moved to China and started BMS’s legendary Consumer/OTC business as General Manager – the youngest GM within BMS globally.
Mr. Kontomichalos was promoted to President of Bristol-Myers Squibb China in 1997 - leading over 1,000 employees. He spearheaded a company turnaround achieving the #2 position in China with revenues over RMB 1 Billion and high profitability.
In 2001, Pavlos decided to become an Entrepreneur. He left BMS and Co-Founded Profex Inc., a unique skincare-focused company in China. As Chairman & CEO, he built Profex into a leader in comprehensive skincare, employing over 600 people, with consistent growth of over 30% per year. Pavlos is presently Chairman of Profex Inc.
Mr. Kontomichalos is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Genesis Labs, SanteCare.
In 2015, Pavlos Founded Hellas Group, a network of entities focused on sharing “The Best of Greece” with the world – to empower a Healthier and Happier Life. The Hellas Group portfolio presently includes 12 synergistic companies in Hospitality/Travel, Nutrition, and Personal Care, including the following:
EROSANTORINI – The #1 Private Estate in Santorini
HELLAS HOUSE – A landmark Culture & Lifestyle Centre in the heart of Shanghai
KORRES – The #1 Greek Natural Cosmetic Brand (with Morgan Stanley PE)
My Odyssey – Bespoke Travel Specialist to Greece
Elaion – Top early-harvest Olive Oil
Tselepos/Driopi/Santorini – Finest Greek Wines
Throughout his career Mr. Kontomichalos has received multiple awards, including the prestigious Magnolia Award reserved for a limited number of foreigners with outstanding contributions to the city of Shanghai. Mr. Kontomichalos’s reputation as an innovative marketer, corporate leader, and pioneering entrepreneur, makes him a sought-after Authority and Speaker in China.
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