Aristomenis (Aris) M. Syngros was appointed Executive Chairman of Invest in Greece Agency in January 2011.
From 1987-1999 he worked at Siemens, in senior management positions in Greece, Germany, Hungary and Vietnam, among others. He represented Siemens at the Exporters Association of Industrial Products from 1991 to 1995. As a qualified expert at Siemens Headquarters, Organization and Advisory Board, he undertook problem solving of several major projects (Portugal, Sweden etc). He was Organization Director in Hungary, the first subsidiary in Eastern Europe. There he was responsible for the introduction of management systems and operations control in accordance with Head Office. He was General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for Siemens, in Viet Nam.
From 2000-2003, Aris Syngros was a business consultant in Greece and abroad, he provided consulting on strategic and communication issues, with a focus on analysis, problem solving and crisis management.
From 2003 -2005, he served the Athens 2004 Olympic Organizing Committee and was Director of Operational Planning for the International Broadcasting Center. During the Games he also undertook the Management of the Center.
From 2005-2010 he was the Manager of the global NGO Transparency International Greece, one of the most active NGOs and contributed with significant institutional interventions internationally. This activity culminated with the launch of the 13th World Conference against Corruption, in Athens.
Aris Syngros maintains an active presence in NGOs and is currently a member of a steering committee of the "NGO Campaign for the Constitution." As an expert on transparency he has also cooperated with the Department of Foreign Affairs and other federal and state authorities in the USA to combat corruption. He served as a representative for the Greek Branch of the Transparency Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, in Paris.
Aris Syngros studied Business Administration and Economics in Germany and speaks fluent German and English.