We are an independent management consulting firm with well over 2000 successfully delivered projects, spanning over 30 years of presence in the international markets. We focus on guiding our clients through today's most intricate challenges, unlocking their potential and achieving measurable results. We help them adapt to change in a world where unprecedented disruption and tough competition is the new normal.
We are an international boutique consulting firm, with a presence in many European countries and an exceptional team of hands-on senior staff and carefully selected professionals, with an extensive and proven global expertise in multiple sectors and markets, including energy, oil and gas, mining, utilities, transportation, construction, banking, retail, telecommunications, project management, infrastructure, policy development, organisational, operational and financial affairs, offering services to governments, authorities and other institutional organisations, corporate clients and NGOs.
Our international operations are directed from our headquarters in Athens as well as our permanent office in Brussels, with project offices in other geographies, according to project needs.
Our mission is:
Fostering innovation, working on our clients' side, doing business ethically
History & Journey
The early days (1989 - 1995)
1989/90 – 92
The starting years: the firm establishes its presence in the Greek market, addressing large corporates and SMEs, mainly engaged in strategy and operations improvement projects.
The Cyprus Development Bank (CDB) acquires 25% of Kantor shares, via share capital increase.
The firm starts acquiring international contracts with large Institutional Organisations (EC, WB), expanding its footprint outside Greece, mainly in the energy sector.
Kantor becomes the first Greek consultancy to be certified with ISO-9001. The firm establishes a strategic alliance with Arthur D. Little, the Boston USA based international management consulting company and George Staikos, Senior V.P. with ADL, becomes member of Kantor B.o.D.
Growing within Greece (1996-2001)
1996 – 2001
Kantor creates a strong position in Greece, becoming a leader in the local consulting market, having as its clients more than 50 out of the top-150 Greek and multinational corporates. The firm becomes a strong player in the financial sector, working for all major Banks and a major advisor to the Greek Governments in PPPs and privatisations
EFG Eurobank-Ergasias, one of the 3 largest commercial Banks in Greece, acquires CDB’s shares and becomes a 20% shareholder in Kantor.
Becoming an international firm (2001 - 2014)
2001 – 2008
The firm expanse its international footprint by setting up affiliate companies in six European cities, besides Athens: Brussels, London, Warsaw, Bucharest, Sofia, Thessaloniki.
2008 – 2014
Kantor wins two flagship contracts: the 6-year long and 23€ million contract for setting up and operating the DG AGRI Contact Point for Rural Development in all 28 EU/MS and the 4-years long and 9€million contract for the restructuring of the Support Services and change management in the Hellenic Petroleum S.A.
Focusing on excellence (2014 - 2021)
2014 – 2020
Kantor was faced with multiple challenges: the global financial crisis in 2008, the technical bankruptcy of Greece in 2010, the country political turmoil in the years 2011-2013 and the 2014 – 2019 deepest economic recession in the countries modern history, after World War II, affected severely the firms’ performance.
Kantor rationalized its corporate structure by closing five out its seven offices and affiliate companies, maintaining the Athens and Brussels offices.
With the consultancy market dormant, Kantor managed to win international contracts with large Institutional clients, mainly in the energy and maritime / regional areas.
Kantor is certified with ISO-9001: Quality Management System, ISO-14001: Environmental Management System and ISO-27001: Information Security Management System
Looking into the future
2021 and looking forward
The firm repositions itself and continues its journey adjusting to the new market needs and conditions, after the covid pandemic era. The Green Deal and Fit for 55 initiatives, the Digital Transformation and the necessary State Reforms that need to bring the States, the Corporates and the SMEs in a new economically sustainable, socially, just and climate friendly development trajectory, shape Kantor’s strategy for the years to come.
A multidisciplinary team of committed, highly-skilled, talented and gifted individual professionals under a flat hierarchical structure.
A vibrant society of "craftsmen" that combine analytical rigorous and deep, practical industry knowledge with broad vision and a result-driven attitude.
Always ahead of the curve and ready to add tangible value to projects, helping clients make a difference on their business initiatives, through multi-perspective approaches and the provision of a comprehensive range of consulting services.
We have developed the art of combining our people skills and expertise, geared to providing innovative, out of the box solutions to complex contemporary problems.
The Management Team