International Procurement & Logistics and Business Growth Expert
Global experiences. Has been working with people from Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, North US, Australia & New Zealand.
A ‘’game changer’’ for Negotiations, Procurement and Logistics.
Helping you identify solutions and design strategies that can bring above average results (eg, Savings, logistic).
What others say
”Ms. Sylvia Karantani is a diligent individual with outstanding learning skills. Throughout all the years I have known her, I have never seized being impressed by her will to provide good work and her sincere spirit of collaboration. I believe that she is and will continue being an asset for the company she is working in.”
– Vanya Karadima, Communication & PR Manager at Hellenic Shipyards S.A.-
”Sylvia possesses high readiness of mind and great analytical thinking. She shows outstanding initiative and commitment and is also highly able to work under pressure. She has strong leadership skills and brings high quality results even in difficult conditions. She is highly motivated and searches continuously for her work and personal development. Sylvia is a highly valuable colleague, who can bring, due to her conceptual ability and her great level of empathy, always the desired results.”
– Alexandros Nafpliotis, Deputy HR Director at Hellenic Shipyars-
Sylvia is an international Procurement & Logistics expert with +18 years of corporate career in well-known multinational matrix organizations in Healthcare, Construction & FMCG Industries.
She has impressive results record in Cost optimization, Process simplification and Procurement Digitization while her multinational experience has strongly enhanced her ability to successfully lead complex and demanding Negotiations.
Having lived and worked in Dubai (UAE) for several years, further to her experience in European markets, she traveled and collaborated with professionals from Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and USA and got passionate about empowering Business teams and Professionals reach their full potential. One of her career highlights was Pepsi Cola Ariba P2P platform implementation project (named myBUY) where, on the position Global Procurement Senior Manager, she delivered substantial results in supplier automation & procurement outsourcing.
Her studies include an BSc in ‘’Industrial management & Technology’‘ an ‘’MSc in Logistics’’, an ‘’International MBA with major in Finance’’ and a lot of trainings and seminars. She is also NLP Master practitioner & NLP master coach Certified by the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
From the early years of her career in Procurement and Logistics, Sylvia demonstrated a strong interest in the human factor. Collaborating with people from multiple nations, with different life frames and cultures, she soon observed that, besides the hard skills, the way we think and communicate, drives results, and defines our path.
Besides Procurement & Logistics, Sylvia has a solid knowledge and expertise on Leadership, Change Management and Strategy development helping Businesses reach their full potential. She is very passionate about her work and loves saying that ‘’there is always a solution behind every business challenge – it only takes to think differently’’.
When she is not working, you can find her next to the sea, enjoying time with friends & family or playing tennis.
Certifications / Achievements / Publications
- Neurolinguistic Programming Master practitioner & master Coach
- MBA International (major in Finance)
- MSc Logistics
- BSc Industrial Management & Technology