Global Business Director Nestlé / J. Walter Thompson London
Stephanos is WPP Global Client Leader for Nestlé, a position he has held since 2011. Prior to that, he was J. Walter Thompson's Global Business Director for Nestlé for three years.
He began his career at Chiat/Day in 1994, initially working for Jay Chiat in corporate development and eventually moved to Strategic Planning on NYNEX Yellow Pages and NY Life Insurance. He returned to his native Greece, where he moved into agency management – first as General Manager of Saatchi & Saatchi then as Managing Director of TBWAAthens, where he helped the agency increase revenue by 80%, achieve a new business strike-rate of 50% and activate McDonald’s Olympic Sponsorship in the 2004 Games.The current financial meltdown has nothing to do with his tenure in either post.
Stephanos holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Master in International Management from Thunderbird.