Biography

Get to know me

Name: Antonios Papadimitriou (simplified: Anthony Eric)

Place of birth: Vaxjo, south Sweden

Work experience

2019 – present | University lecturer, communication and business, Xiamen University, China

2018 – present | Corporate trainer business English & business planning, strategy, communication, China/Hong Kong

2018 (6 months) | Director of admissions and vice principal, Concordia International School, Xiamen/Hong Kong

2017 – 2018 | University lecturer, the Open University, University Finance Marketing, National University of Vietnam IEI, and guest lecturer at HoaSen university, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

2015 – 2017 | Digital executive, IBM, Ireland

2014 – 2015 | Client manager, insurance enterprise Folksam, Sweden

2007 – 2011 | Business owner, IT consulting and advisory, UK, Sweden

Higher education

2010 – 2011 | MBA international business, leadership and business strategy, the University of Birmingham Birmingham Business School, UK

2001 – 2004 | BSc Engineering & Economics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

2010 | Business Diploma, King’s College London, UK (A)

Management trained by: IBM, Deloitte, Semcon, TietoEnator, Ericsson

Certificates: Project management: PRINCE2, PROPS, PPS, Deloitte management & consultation, TEFL teach English as foreign language by tefl.org.uk

Languages: Speaks fluent Greek, Swedish, English and A1 level German and Italian.

Special achievements

  • Achieved highest marks at famous King’s college London (2010), and distinction on the MBA program (2011).
  • Produced and launched a whitepaper about project management success (2011) which was endorsed by a Swedish enterprises and a British HRM professor for its reliability and high standard.
  • Completed 4 study manuals covering B1 level daily English, B2-C1 level business English and advanced MBA preparation studies.
  • Finished my second book about expat thoughts in an uncommon world (56,000 words). I’m now writing own my third book: the divine signs.

Extra curricula activity: Supports children charity primary school in CuChi, Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). This school is being supported by the sacred heart; link -> Charity

Motto: Do your best at all times and be an asset for future generations. Give and you shall get. Ask and you will be given. Don’t view the world as it is but as it should be. Don’t judge; let people show their true intention and ability. Don’t take things for granted.

Things I admire: People who give their time, money and knowledge to the developing world (emerging markets) and to those who experience difficult times in life.

Religion: Orthodox Christian; a strong believer in the salvation and the second coming.

Favorite cities: Paris & Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).

Favorite tourist spots: The islands in Greece, and Loutraki-Corinth Greece.

Spare-time activities: Golf, tennis, reading, writing and gospel preaching.

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A picture of Anthony, in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), 2017.