Giannakakos joins Globo from Vodafone to spearhead company's drive into mobile market

  • Will be responsible for major new launch program to provide applications for the mobile society

London, UK - 23 September, 2008 - Globo, ("Globo"; LSE-AIM: GBO), a leader in e-business solutions, has announced the appointment of Nikos Giannakakos as Business Development Manager, as part of a major expansion drive to take its Value Added Services (VAS) into the mobile phone market. Greek-based Globo is an established European SaaS (Software as a Service) vendor and Nikos Giannakakos joins Globo from the international mobile telecommunications group, Vodafone, where he was Group Brand Manager for VAS Marketing in the Commercial Division of Vodafone Greece. 

As part of his role at Vodafone Greece, Nikos Giannakakos worked with Vodafone Group teams on the formulation of the company's international VAS strategy for the sourcing, development, commercialization and revenue of Vodafone's portfolio of Value Added Services, including Vodafone Live! and third party VAS, and was responsible for their local implementation. Nikos Giannakakos looked after over 600 services and more than 80 third party partners and will utilize his vast experience in his new role at Globo.

"I am extremely excited to be joining Globo Technologies," commented Nikos Giannakakos, Business Development Manager, Globo. "Prior to this appointment I spent seven years working for Vodafone in a number of key positions and feel this experience will be invaluable to Globo's developing mobile portfolio."

"We plan to grow the business by 70 percent this year and we believe Nikos is the perfect addition to the team to support this ambitious growth plan," commented Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, Founder & CEO, Globo. "He has proven experience in the mobile industry, having been employed in several managerial positions at Vodafone, including Group Brand Manager and Group Product Development Manager, performing key functions within those roles. This has given him great experience in Value Added Service, Content Services and Consumer VAS, all of which will enable him to enhance Globo's already strong mobile team."

About Globo plc:
Globo plc was admitted to AIM in December 2007 (LSE-AIM: GBO). Founded in 1997 by Konstantinos Papadimitrakopoulos and headquartered in Halandri, Athens, Globo has established itself as one of the market leaders in the European ICT market. It provides e-business and telecom software products and related services to both the private and Governmental sectors. Globo has also developed and operates broadband wired and wireless networks. This activity has led it to become one of the largest e-business software and S.a.a.S. vendors in Greece. For further information please go to or contact:

Manuela Whittaker
IBA – PR for Globo
Tel: +44(0)1780 721433

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