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Our History


next-post  In 1980, following a career both within the Agricultural Bank of Greece and as a Consultant for FAO in Latin America, Dr. Fotios Vakakis established the first consultancy company in Greece, namely Vakakis & Associates S.A.,  focused on the provision of services to clients in agricultural sector.


next-post   In 1988, Vakakis International S.A. was established, wholly owned by Vakakis & Associates S.A., specializing in the provision of technical assistance and consulting services in the fields of: rural development (including rural infrastructure),   agricultural   production,   agro-processing,   restructuring   and   privatisation,   SME development,  water  resources  management  and  irrigation,  agricultural  credit  and  extension, regional  planning  and  infrastructure  development,  rural  health  and  social  issues,  environmental impact  assessment  of  development  projects  and  natural  resources  management  conservation


next-post  In 2015, the two companies merged as Vakakis Development Consultants


next-post  Since 2016, with an expanded shareholding structure and a new multi-dimension business development strategy, Vakakis Development Consultants has been engaged towards a sectoral and geographical expansion, strengthening at the same time its management and organizational capacity as well as its strategic alliances in the consulting services industry.



Geographical Focus


  • MEDITERRANEAN BASIN: Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Yemen, Cyprus, Greece.
  • AFRICA & INDIAN OCEAN: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Lesotho, Burkina Faso, Guinea Equatorial, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau Ivory Coast, Togo, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius , Rodrigues.
  • ASIA: Laos, Cambodia, China, Mongolia
  • CARIBBEAN & LATIN AMERICA: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Surinam, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago.
  • WESTERN, CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE & CIS: Croatia, Serbia & Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Bulgaria, Fyrom, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Romania


Our Experience


The company has to-date successfully managed and co-ordinated a considerable number of large multi-disciplinary projects, many of them operating under difficult social and economic conditions, a fact that has allowed Vakakis to both obtain valuable experience and gain a reputation as being a highly professional company in the field of integrated rural development.


Our Resources


To supplement its own staff and resources Vakakis draws upon its extensive international network of contacts and associations with major European training centres and research institutes, as well as consultancy companies to provide additional services required to meet the needs of the most complex assignments.


Professional Affiliations 


Vakakis is currently a member of the Association of Greek Consulting Firms (HELLASCO), the European Federation of Consulting Firms (EFCA) and the Hellenic Association of Management Consultants (SESMA). 


 General Commercial Registry (Γ.Ε.ΜΗ) No: 3645401000







Address & Contact info

40, Vatatzi str,

Athens, Greece 


Tel +30 210 7475 950

Email central@vakakis.gr



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