Nikos Kostaras

General Manager Greece, IQVIA

Nikos joined IMS in 2009 as Head of Sales and Marketing to help build the new sales team and strengthen the client-centric approach of IMS Health commercial team.

In 2014, he assumed the role of the General Manager and, after the acquisition of Cegedim and the merger with the leading company in clinical trials Quintiles, he leads the company under its new name IQVIA.

His working experience covers multinational enterprises in various sectors such as consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, financial-economic and service companies. Since 1994 holds neuralgic commercial positions with increasing responsibility in global organizations both in Greece and in Italy, mainly in companies like Mars, it is Procter & Gamble and Novartis OTC. His experience comes from both the field of Marketing and the Sales area since held positions of Marketing Manager and National Sales Manager in the pharmaceutical and consumer industry, with a history of successful and award-winning launches. The main areas of his specialization are related to Business development, commercial effectiveness, planning, product management, sales-force effectiveness and sales reorganization, among others.

Nikos is a graduate of the University of Piraeus and holds an MBA from ALBA. His native language is Greek and he is fluent in English and Italian.