Marina Karastergiou

Internal Communication Expert

Marina since 2008 is a founding partner and Vice Chairman of Being Essential S.A.

She started her career in 1987 in the Marketing department of Hartellas SA (Papermill industry). She has chosen to continue in the communication field. She has worked for Bates Hellas SA and Lowe Athens SA (Mullen Lowe today) for 13 years. Since 2000, she is working in Sprint Integrated Marketing Communications, where she holds the position of General Manager.

Marina has handled over 150 clients, local, multinational companies and organizations, and more than 200 brands, acquiring a deep knowledge and experience in the whole spectrum of communication.

The last 10 years, due to her participation in Being Essential, she particularly focused and acquired a significant experience in Internal Communications programs, combining the knowledge of both worlds.

Marina in 2012 has been elected as a member for the Steering Committee of the Leadership Sector of the Hellenic Management Association (HMA). She also is a founding member of the Institute for the Development of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs of HMA.

Marina is the Vice President of the Steering Committee of the Hellenic Marketing Institute of Hellenic Management Association the last 6 years. She also is the Treasurer of the Future Leaders nonprofit organization.

Involved in numerous organizational committees, Marina has also contributed into the implementation of important local and European institutions, conferences and events in the area of Marketing, Management, Communication, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, obtaining several honorary distinctions for her work.

Marina holds a Business Administration degree (Deree College, major Marketing Management) as well as a postgraduate degree (MBA) in International Marketing (Sunderland University).