Microsoft announced Kostas Loukas as general manager of Microsoft Romania, joining the local branch after running the Cyprus and Malta offices. His term starts on April 10 and he will move in Bucharest together with his family in May 2013.
Loukas has 8 years of experience in Microsoft where he developed his skills in positions of general management, marketing, operations and finances.
“To select the best person for this part, we carried out an extensive search among very well prepared candidates, both in Romania and outside the country, in Microsoft and outside the company, and we are delighted with the final result. We are proud of the persistent performance of the Romanian team and we believe Romania is the country of opportunities- today’s announcement reflects our trust in the strategy for Romania and our ability to have a significant social and economic factor,” said Don Grantham, President of Microsoft Central & Eastern Europe.
After starting his career in 2005 as financial auditor with Microsoft Greece, he became financial and administrative director for the next three years in the company.
In 2009, he acted as interim GM of Microsoft Greece for a year while in 2010 he was appointed marketing and operations director in the same company.
Starting with January 2012, he managed the Microsoft business for Cyprus and Malta.
Before joining Microsoft, Loukas worked filled for 3 years various management positions for Coca-Cola Southeast Europe.
He graduated from an Executive MBA program from INSEAD, and obtained his master’s degree in finances from London School of Economics. He graduated from the University of Athens.