George Pakos

Country: Greece
Sector: Telecommunications
Job title: Managing Partner
Subject of study: International Management
Year of graduation: 2004
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Taught

Current Employer/Organisation Name

GU Group

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Since leaving Exeter and after fulfilling by obligatory army duties, I followed a career to a boutique Mobile & Interactive Marketing Agency. Thanks to my contribution too, this agency has become an organization, which I still serve as a Managing Partner. 

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I have initially chosen this job aiming mainly to start a career in the marketing field. By the time though, I was excited with the innovation happening in the Mobile / Telco industry, the growing trend of our Business as well as the fact that I was able to apply my skills, talents and academical knowledge in a supportive environment with trust. 

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was not a member of any society, group or sports club. I have served as an Alumni Representative in Greece, following my graduation for few years. 

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The program was very well organized the curriculum inspiring enough for a deeper research and reflection. I enjoyed most the international aspect of my classmates. The biggest highlight was learning how to work under pressure and professionally

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Life in Exeter is really nice. The campus and the city are both great and friendly for a student. Above all, I met my wife in Exeter! 

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

My objective was to choose a reputable University in a city that it would be easy to navigate and reasonable priced. 

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

1. Accountability 2. Multitasking 3. Networking 4. Internationalization 

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

1. Gain Relevant Skills and Knowledge 2. Constantly stay up-to-date with latest industry trends and technology 3. Grow your network 

What are your plans for the future?

1. Help my organization overcome the challenges of Global economy 2. Design the next hit of our product portfolio by using the new trends of technology and so far experience and network 


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