Petros Kalkanis

Associate Partner

Petros’s career spans over 35 years, most of it developed with Johnson & Johnson. Prior to that, he worked with P&G.

In this time, Petros has worked in many categories of the FMCG industry, such as personal care, health care, over-the-counter medicine (OTC), women’s health, laundry, and household cleansers.

He has extensive experience in turnarounds, restructurings, leading large multifunctional teams, setting up high performing teams, portfolio management, RGM, pharmacy, food, and e-commerce channels, to mention a few.

Starting in marketing and brand management, Petros’s career evolved to marketing and category management roles at a regional level, covering both emerging, developing and developed markets, in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS, India, and Pakistan.

Following marketing and trade marketing roles with Johnson & Johnson, he moved into general management as a managing director in Scandinavia and Southeast Europe. He was then promoted to area managing director and senior vice president to lead Russia & CIS, where he was president of the legal entity.

Petros then led the sales and customer development team of EMEA for Johnson & Johnson, as SVP out of Switzerland, prior to moving to Southern Europe to lead the business as an area managing director and SVP. In this role, he restructured and turned around the business, which included large markets such as France, Spain, and Italy.

As a result of his international experience, Petros speaks English, Spanish, and Italian fluently, with Greek being his mother tongue. He also speaks conversational French and basic Russian.

He was educated in the UK and holds a BEng, MEng, and PhD in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London.