Maria Michalopoulou



Alumna Profiled: Maria Michalopoulou
Graduated: DEREE ’96
Lives in: Athens, Greece
Current Position: Regional Marketing Manager at Holmes Place Greece

"Happiness is unreal, unless shared."

MARIA MICHALOPOULOU was born in Athens, Greece and graduated from Deree in 1996. She earned a MSc from Emerson College in Global Marketing Communications.  She has worked as a marketing professional in large multinational companies such as Coca Cola in Belgium, in Warner Lambert, in Citibank, in Nike Hellas. She is currently Regional Marketing Manager at Holmes Place Greece, which gives her an opportunity to engage in yoga and running, her favorite activities.


Q.: Describe DEREE in three words.

International, innovative, multicultural.

Q.: One of your favorite DEREE memories?

The senior marketing management thesis with an amazing team of 4-receiving the first award and getting straight A’s.

Q.: What do you miss most from your days at DEREE?

A more carefree approach.

Q.: Where was your favorite spot on campus?

The lawn area outside on a sunny spring day

Q.: Who was your favorite professor and why?

Mr. Theocharakis- introduced the marketing discipline and since then I got really engaged.

Q.: Have you kept in touch with any of your classmates?

Yes I have with quite a few.

Q.: How did DEREE help prepare you for your professional life?

Building critical thought, improving formal English written skills.

Q.: What's the greatest piece of advice you've ever received?

Think before you act.

Q.: What (or who) inspires you most?

People who achieve their goals.

Q.: Your motto in life?

Happiness is unreal, unless shared.

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