The strength of teamwork is the strength of Rollerdeck Associates.
We are a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of seasoned public affairs and communications professionals and skilled networkers, all committed to serving our clients.
And as we continue adding new clients, while existing client needs keep mounting, we are constantly expanding our team, adding new experience and expertise.
Meet Our Team
Founder & Managing Partner
Ioannis A. Kofinis
Ioannis breathes politics.
Ioannis’ prized career in public service – including appointments as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Head of Cabinet of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Advisor to the Hellenic Parliament – has equipped him with a first-hand, comprehensive understanding of the political decision- making process and the system’s dynamics.
He gets naturally into the policy-makers’ shoes and knows what to say and what not to, in order to create win-win solutions, avoid potential grievances and build the common ground, necessary to advance client interests.
For over a decade now, Ioannis has been responsible for the advocacy efforts and strategic positioning of several leading industry associations and companies in diverse sectors, such as the Federation of Recycling and Energy Recovery Industries and Enterprises (SEPAN), Helactor SA and TRASTOR REIC.
He is considered an expert in the tourism sector and has been crafting and executing public affairs and strategic communications programs for major institutional actors such as the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, as well as global leaders such as Expedia and TUI.
He has been currently mandated to build a program to position the sector on the frontline of the national recovery plan, linking tourism to the European Recovery Plan’s major priorities such as digitization, green economy etc.
He holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School, Georgetown University and received his Bachelor’s degree from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens.
John G. Enepekides
John breathes stakeholder engagement.
He brings in extensive engagement experience, having spent countless hours at policy makers’ offices advancing client interests. He engages across the ladder of hierarchy, with a unique ability to swiftly profile personalities, prioritize needs and accumulate intelligence, while setting up the environment for a working relationship.
He is considered a top-tier lobbyist in highly-regulated sectors, such as healthcare, aviation and security & defense, with an impressive track record of successful projects in public policy change, crisis management and procurement.
He gained extensive experience while serving as Director of Public Affairs for Burson-Marsteller (Advocate/ Athens), where – among other projects – he was summoned to handle Siemens Hellas’ reputational crisis; at the same time, he has been the favorite consultant to major healthcare distributors (ie. Coloplast AS), setting the regulatory framework to defend and increase market shares.
He is holding a record for negotiating – for ten (10) years in a row, the reimbursement list of medical devices and services, offered by the National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (E.O.P.Y.Y.).
He has been cleared by at two global aerospace companies as a channel partner for Greece; he is currently working on procurement programs with the Hellenic Coast Guard, introducing systems that carry an Artificial Intelligence backbone, among other projects.
He is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, while serving on the Board of Directors of the Ecali Club.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Tufts University), a post Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (University of Warwick) and a Masters in Business Administration (ALBA Business Graduate School).
Zacharias breathes content.
He has been combining, for over 30 years, the experience in the media sector – print and digital, with the passion of a storyteller, skilled to strike the balance between creativity and analysis with metrics; he always successfully conveys the right message to the right audience.
Zacharias has created Prime-minister, Minister, Members of the Parliament and leading corporations’ CEO – level content on speeches, articles, interviews, talking points and sound bites for TV use.
During the last 10 years, he has perfected his specialization on digital communications. In particular, he oversaw the original and high-level content creation and publishing for one of the top 100 News sites.
He has acted – in parallel – as the Head of Content on marketing for major companies, such as DEPA (ΔΕΠΑ), PPC (ΔΕΗ), Olympia Odos (Ολυμπία Οδός) and Eurobank.
His passion for New Media has led him to the co- foundation of i-Dialogue, a non-for-profit company with a mission on effective digital communications for SMEs.
Sofia Michalaki is a Consultant at Rollerdeck Associates.
Sofia Michalaki is a wide-experienced Consultant with expertise in Pharma, Telecommunications, Finance, Energy and FMCG (GR & EU market). An in-depth understanding of the political and economic affairs and social trends (GR, EU, Mediterranean region), an integrated synthesis of solution-oriented strategic action plans and monitoring of their implementation, as well as a solid theoretical – research background, all form the key elements of her comprehensive strategic approach.
Moreover, Sofia has actively contributed to and overseen the preparation and execution of media and crisis management trainings for executives of multinational companies.
Effective management of multiple tasks via collaborative and can-do approach is Sofia’s daily routine, guaranteeing targeted results.
She has studied Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology and International & European Studies at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Dimitris Gkouvas is an Account Manager at Rollerdeck Associates.
Dimitris has 10 years of experience in the fields of Communications and Public Relations.
He has acquired extensive experience and has developed solid expertise in the design and implementation of integrated Communications Programs for a diverse portfolio of clients for both Greek and multinational companies in the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate sectors, among others.
Previously to joining Rollerdeck Associates, Dimitris has worked for renowned Communications and Public Relations agencies in Greece and has served as Communications Manager for a leading German insurance company based in Hamburg.
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Piraeus and a Bachelor in Communication and Mass Media from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.
Myrto Ramopoulou is an Executive Assistant at Rollerdeck Associates.
Myrto has a wide experience in office and project management, having built a solid skillset that satisfies various managerial needs.
Previously to joining Rollerdeck Associates, she has worked in the ICT and Legal sectors as Project Manager and Secretarial Manager respectively, acquiring a significant understanding of the back-off running and maintenance of successful business conduct.
Keeping up to date with all organizing agendas in corporate compliance fields, she is a certified ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor and a certified Data Protection Officer.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from the University of Piraeus and a Bachelor in Statistics from the Athens University of Economics and Business, to which she returned to acquire expertise in Digital Marketing and Social Media.