Skepsis World Consulting (SWC) is a boutique company specialized in holistic business consulting. We provide vertically integrated consulting services, addressing the needs of its clients sustainably and progressively.
SWC has vast experience in turnarounds via Business Transformation, as well as assisting organizations that aspire to grow across the globe in a fast and sustainable manner. Furthermore, we do not provide solutions in a theoretical and academic manner. We work with the clients to identify the root cause of the issue, address the identified need, and secure the sustainability of the solutions for the long term.
Our mission is to enable our clients to stay ahead of the local market's economic development curve in a consistent and sustained manner. For this reason, we have incorporated best-in-class audit services and a strong Human Capital development programs to enhance the leadership and management needs of our clients.
Knowledge is a dynamic quality that requires experience, know-how, and capabilities that many times are dependent on location, industry, and functional excellence. Most consulting companies rely on their staff and the availability of knowledge. P2P model is all about the network and accessibility of the right people for the right job. We can source the needed expertise through our extensive network, and utilize their know-how for the well being of our clients.
Our experts are engaged for specific input/tasks/mandates. We can insert and remove capabilities fit for the project's needs securing expertise in an agile and economical manner.
We can source and combine expertise and capabilities to secure both strategic and operational priorities in securing tangible and pragmatic solutions without losing sight of strategic imperatives.
Considering the engagements of subject-matter-experts are task-based, the overall cost of the organization is focused on the project's imperatives without carrying and passing unnecessary costs to our clients. Our efficiency is ultimately passed to our clients in securing spending only on direct value-add activities.
Tassos Frangou, a founding partner of Skepsis World Consulting, has over 25 years of experience working across the globe in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. A C-suite leader, Tassos has been involved with multi-billion dollar blue-chip corporate companies, private equity firms, and private businesses. Among key sectors, he has worked in include the FMCG, Construction, Petroleum, Power, Hospitality, Real Estate, Media, Construction and Financial Services, among others.
Tassos recently worked as Group CEO and member of the board of Janus Continental Group. Previously, has worked as Group COO and CFO for Super-max at different times and as a Divisional Finance Director at the Coca-Cola system. Before that, he worked as the Group CFO and Business Development officer at Russian Standard Vodka Group and Regional Finance Director at Bacardi Group among other senior global appointments.
He also developed his consulting practice focused on global corporate business development, financial and organizational restructuring, turn around strategies, project funding, the establishment of new businesses and new revenue streams among others.
He holds a Master of Business Administration in Marketing (honors) from California State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (honors).
Çagatay Hamamcıoglu, a founding partner of Disruptive Ventures, has over 24 years of experience working across the globe in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Born Entrepreneur, with passion and motivation, always had the itch to come up with something, and do something great. His carrier began around 1994 right after college. He worked in various cross-functional teams in the corporate world before he realized the urge to make his ideas come to life assuming full responsibility for its execution, success, or failure.
In the year 2003, he founded a one-stop-shop Marketing & Communication company servicing countless multinational corporations, NGOs and inserting himself into startups such as innovative structural and space designs, disruptive IT technologies. He is also holding a non-executive position with an International Publishing Company and one of the founder members of a Healthcare Tech Company.
His working experience is in various industries such as IT, Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Energy, and Power, among others.
Cagatay holds an M.B.A. in Marketing at Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing from California State University-Bakersfield.
Dr. Andreas Koutoupis, with more than 20 years of tangible experience within the Governance, Risk, Compliance & Internal Audit Services space, has successfully rendered his services to more than 150 clients, in a plethora of industries, within 20 countries across all continents. Within his career, has served in numerous organization, among them, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Mazars, the University of Thessaly (as Associate Professor within the Accounting & Finance department), among others.
Dr. Koutoupis served and serve on numerous boards, chair internal audit committees, within the private, public, and governmental sectors. He is being awarded numerous awards, such as Michael J. Barret in 2005, for his thesis in Ph.D., and nominated for a plethora of awards for his academic, publications, and professional work.
He is a member of the International Institute of Internal Auditors, The Institute of Internal Auditors – UK and Ireland, The Greek Institute of Internal Auditors, The Institute for Internal Controls, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), The Association of Greek Fraud Examiners (HACFE) and the Economic Chamber of. He is also the General Secretary of the Board of Directors of Greek Investors, a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Athens Stock Exchange, as well as a team member for the Greek Council of Corporate Governance, a member of the Greek – Cyprus Investment Cooperation Committee. He has also served as a member of the Professional Skills Recognition Committee of the Greek Ministry of Education (2011-2014).
Axel Knospe had a 25-year career with Royal Dutch Shell, from Saudi Arabia to Tanzania where he served as Country Chairman. Axel has experience in all branches of the oil and gas business, from downstream to upstream operations as well as overall governance and strategic planning. The exposure to the business, government negotiations and crisis management have forged a strong result oriented, resilient and honourable character who dedicates himself to develop sustainable solutions.
Axel currently lives in Dar Es Salaam with his family.