Georgio Stergiou's overall education spans across 12 countries. He has lived and worked in 5.
He holds a BEng. (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering (UK) from City University of London (UK) and a Global Executive MBA (OneMBA) from Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and the universities of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - UNC (USA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong – CHUK (CN), Escuela de Graduados en Administratión y Dirección de Empresas – EGADE (MX), Fundaçāo Getulio Vargas – FGV (BR) and Gordon Institute of Business Science – GIBS (SA). He is an Onassis foundation alumni (MSc in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University).
His additional education is in entrepreneurship, business & product development, operational excellence, differentiation strategy, Industry 4.0 best practices (end-to-end), immersive technologies (XR), sales & revenue growth, negotiation skills, executive and leadership coaching.
Georgio is currently working on a Ph.D. candidacy at Aegean University focusing his research proposal on developing a Transition Acceptance Methodology & Solutions for Industry 4.0, SMART & Immersive Technologies. He is the author of 6 books for personal, professional, and business development & growth, and created 7 training courses, which have been delivered around the globe to thousands of executives and business leaders.
He speaks fluent Greek, English and Spanish and has a basic understanding in Dutch.
Fascinated by innovation, breaking existing paradigms, and looking at Pareto relationships, Georgio has created multiple inventions, new processes, products and co-developed a product category.
He has developed "microconsulting", an efficient and effective consulting methodology for sustainable support to Very Small Businesses (VSB) & Small-Medium size Enterprises (SME). "Micro" consulting offers quick business turnaround and growth to VSBs & SMEs' as most have little or no access to consulting support, even though they account for over 90% of every economy. "Micro" consulting has been successfully applied to over 50 businesses, in 7 industries, 5 different markets, and 3 business sectors.
As an entrepreneur and founder in 4 countries, Georgio has built a number of successful companies and greenfield projects from zero to profitability, in diverse industries and markets. He has supported Industrial clusters (MX), educational institutions (EGADE) and government (Nuevo Leon – MX) and in the process received recognition from companies (Appcogroup), universities (EGADE – Business Case) & government (Nuevo Leon), where he acted as an advisor to strategic partners for the transition of NL region into Industry 4.0 (goal of being 2nd in Industry 4.0 practices, behind Germany. He has extensive working experience and has partnered with corporations, startups, VSB/SME enterprises, academia & government.
Georgio is currently the CEO of RedVelvetXR, an Extended Reality (XR) end-to-end smart solution provider.
During his spare time, he loves flying (PPL CAA), riding his motorbike, practicing Yoga, free diving and learning. He has his own blog, vlog and TV program.