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Maria Christopoulou

Senior HR Consultant
Athens

Summary

An ambitious senior professional with special interest in human resources management, organizational effectiveness and strategic management. Used to working closely with multinational and local companies as a consultant, advising on organizational design, talent management, rewards strategy and corporate governance issues. Academically proficient with sound communication, analytical & problem-solving skills, being able to understand client needs and deliver strategic solutions to drive business growth and performance.

Overview

10
10
years of professional experience
2
2
Languages

Work History

Manager | People Advisory Services

EY Greece
2022.10 - Current
  • Develop and maintained relationships with customers through account development.
  • Manage projects in change management, organization design, HR processes & policies in banking, shipping, and energy industries
  • Noteworthy Projects:
  • Organization Design: Supported in the organization redesign of branch network employees, specifying new role descriptions, capabilities and supporting mechanisms and proceeding with FTE analysis.
  • Role Profile Creation & Bank-wide Skills Framework: Managed the creation of +300 Role Profiles across the Bank, the design of the skills assessment process and the development of the Bank-wide Skills Framework with the identification of the most important technical and general skills alongside the skill leveling per roles.
  • Change Management: Assisted a shipping client with the adoption of the new CRM system and other technology tools, in terms of stakeholder analysis, change impact assessment, culture activation, skills identification, learning needs analysis, learning strategy & plan, communication strategy & communication plan.
  • Performance Management: Assist client with the design of performance management system (architecture, process, training design, communication etc.).
  • Boardroom Services: Assisted clients in assessing the suitability of Board as a body and Board members.
  • HR Processes & Policies: Assisted clients to develop compliant, centralized and uniform HR Policies & Processes that are up-to-date, in order to boost employee awareness & engagement.
  • People Sustainability: Managed the development of a framework promoting public servants' well-being in the Greek public sector. The aim was the adoption of a general framework that would allow the introduction of a wellbeing rationale, acknowledging the public servant's well-being as one of the crucial factors affecting their motivation, their efficiency and the quality of services provided to the citizens. To achieve this goal, targeted recommendations were proposed, which according to their importance and impact, were correspondingly distributed in a time roadmap up to 2026.

Assistant Manager | People Advisory Services

EY Greece
2022.02 - 2022.10
  • Participate in projects in following areas of consulting services (selected): change management, organization design, leadership development, talent management in banking, shipping, and manufacturing industries

Noteworthy Project:

Shipping Company: Support client with definition and identification of critical roles and successors for different divisions, specification of critical technical skills and competences per role, assessment of potential successors, creation of individual development plans with definition of learning actions and development of succession planning policy.

Senior Consultant | People Advisory Services

EY Greece
2020.10 - 2022.02
  • Participate in projects in following areas of consulting services (selected): Capacity Planning, Transformation Services, Performance Management, Crisis Management, Change Management, Corporate Governance

Noteworthy Project:

Manufacturing Company– Greece & Abroad: Supported in the design of strategy-based individual performance scorecards for ~10 Executive team positions, based on 1:1 sessions with the Leaders ~ 40 Middle management positions, consolidating information from the Executive Leaders

Consultant | People Advisory Services

EY Greece
2019.06 - 2020.09
  • Participate in projects in following areas of consulting services (selected): Organizational Change Management, Corporate Governance, Leadership Assessment, Organizational Design

Noteworthy Project:

Leading Manufacturing Group of Companies: Support in Design and Implementation of Change & Culture Activation for New Ways of Work within advanced manufacturing for 8 Sites, in 5 countries

Consultant

Better Future LLC- affiliate of Mercer in Greece
2017.11 - 2019.05
  • Be co-responsible for running Mercer's Total Remuneration Surveys in Greek market, providing consultative expertise in areas of reward strategy, participate in organizational effectiveness and human resources consulting projects

Business Analyst

Better Future LLC - affiliate of Mercer in Greece
2017.07 - 2017.10
  • Provide data analysis and research support to senior consultants and clients, understand market & business issues and develop industry related knowledge

Research Assistant

University of Piraeus
2015.10 - 2016.10
  • Collaborate with Prof. Evangelos Sambracos on academic projects

Operations Trainee

Bank of Greece
2014.05 - 2015.05
  • Complete transactions via payments systems, implement payment orders

Management Trainee

Enterprise Greece-Invest & Trade
2014.02 - 2014.05
  • Analyze data of foreign companies operating in Greece

Education

Master of Science (MSc) in Techno-Economic Systems -

National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
2017.01 - <font style="vertical.align: inherit;"> 2020-01 </font>

Master of Science (MSc) in Economic and Business Strategy - undefined

University of Piraeus, Department of Economics
2015.01 - <font style="vertical.align: inherit;"> 2017-01 </font>

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economic Science -

National And Kapodistrian University Athens, School of Economics And Political Science Department of Economics, Major: Development And Economic Policy
2009.01 - <font style="vertical.align: inherit;"> 2015-01 </font>

Skills

Business Development

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Languages

Greek
Greek

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"> Publications </font>

  • Outlining the profile of tomorrow’s ideal business leader in Greece, today.”, EY Greece (February 2021)
  • Presentation and awarded the 1st prize for research work entitled "Education of Hospitals’ Senior Executives for the Adoption and Implementation Procedures" presented at the 17th National Conference Management of Health Services. (October 2015)
  • Pilot Application of Health Management and Workers’ Safety at General Hospital “Thriassio”, Bimonthly Scientific Magazine “Health Inspection” Volume 26, p.16-19 (September-October 2015)
  • Examination of Pharmaceutical Policy in Greece-From Theory to Practice”, Bimonthly Scientific Magazine “Health Inspection”, Volume 24, p.14-19. (July-August 2013)

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"> Volunteer Experience </font>

Future Leaders Greece (Program Coordinator)

Timeline

Manager | People Advisory Services

EY Greece
2022.10 - Current

Assistant Manager | People Advisory Services

EY Greece
2022.02 - 2022.10

Senior Consultant | People Advisory Services

EY Greece
2020.10 - 2022.02

Consultant | People Advisory Services

EY Greece
2019.06 - 2020.09

Consultant

Better Future LLC- affiliate of Mercer in Greece
2017.11 - 2019.05

Business Analyst

Better Future LLC - affiliate of Mercer in Greece
2017.07 - 2017.10

Master of Science (MSc) in Techno-Economic Systems -

National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
2017.01 - <font style="vertical.align: inherit;"> 2020-01 </font>

Research Assistant

University of Piraeus
2015.10 - 2016.10

Master of Science (MSc) in Economic and Business Strategy - undefined

University of Piraeus, Department of Economics
2015.01 - <font style="vertical.align: inherit;"> 2017-01 </font>

Operations Trainee

Bank of Greece
2014.05 - 2015.05

Management Trainee

Enterprise Greece-Invest & Trade
2014.02 - 2014.05

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economic Science -

National And Kapodistrian University Athens, School of Economics And Political Science Department of Economics, Major: Development And Economic Policy
2009.01 - <font style="vertical.align: inherit;"> 2015-01 </font>
Maria Christopoulou Senior HR Consultant