Charalambos V. Dolkas

 

1943 - 2021

Charalambos Dolkas, Lambis for all who knew him, left us on July 31 of this year. He was one of the three key partners of Kantor and the firm’s VP for 30 years.

 

Born in 1943, in a mountainous village near Tripoli, in Peloponnesus, Lambis had what can be called “a full life”.

An adventurous, creative and socially sensitive personality, Lambis, while a student at the Athens Technology University, was elected to the post of Secretary at the Hellenic Students Association (EΦΕΕ) in the turbulent 1964. The colonels junta in Greece put him in jail for almost one year, as their political opponent, where he managed to study Business Administration, under harsh conditions…

When imprisonment ended, he started working in the energy sector as an engineer and joined Mobil, in the years of the company expansion in the Greek market, where he served for more than 15 years in key management positions.

He left Mobil to become CEO of the oil company EKO, market leader in fuel retail business and successor of ESSO PAPPAS.

 

Lambis joined Kantor as a partner, in 1991, undertaking the responsibility of developing the energy line of business within the firm. Ten years later, Kantor was a well recognised brand in the energy consulting arena, internationally, with projects around the globe, from the EU member States to the Black Sea, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia and Africa countries.

Besides building the firm’s business pipeline, Lambis had the rare and precious skill to be devoted in developing people. Numerous Kantor alumni felt this deeply and recall him with gratitude.

Moreover, he was excellent in building and maintaining human relationships.

 

He was a true fighter in life, a calm and gentle personality, kind, honest and just, brave and resilient. All of us who worked with him, feel truly blessed!

Let the soil of his beloved country be light and gentle upon him...