What connects a bankrupt company, a risky businessman and a great business success? What values are hidden behind this success? The founder of the leading IT company TEMENOS explains the secret of his success.
He started his career in 1973 with Qantas Airways. In 1980, he joined Management Science America (MSA), a USA software company based in Sydney. From 1993 onwards he was the Founder, President & CEO of Temenos Group.
He acquired a twice bankrupt company in Switzerland, saved it and renamed it Temenos. Today, Temenos is considered to be the best company for Corebanking systems worldwide. It has over 50 offices worldwide, 4000+ staff, and is listed in the Zurich Stock Exchange. He retired as President in 2011 remaining an active member of the Board ever since.
He is a member of the Board of the Pasteur Institute in Geneva and Chairman of the Classical Opera in London. Also, The “George Koukis Paediatric Rheumatology Clinic” at the Evelina Hospital, London has been named after him. He has created the program “A Dream For The World – DFW”, for young entrepreneurs. Professor Stefano D ‘Anna has written a biography “A Dream For The World – George Koukis, Path To Integrity“.
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