It’s amazing how innovative people in HR can be.

Having spent many years in senior positions of responsibility within the corporate and HR space, we’ve learned that the only way for businesses to accelerate and make a difference is through their people.

That is why, in 2021, after years of shared experience in the HR space, we decided to unite our insights, curiosities and passions to empower people to perform at their best every day.

We are close to the HR teams from the early planning stage until the implementation and the evaluation of results. Adding value to every single organization that trusts and shares our passion, we level up both the HR teams’ output and their future expectations.

Listening to people’s needs, understanding their pain points and working together to bring the latest approach to business practices, tailored to the organization needs and specificities.

From Hire to Retire

Committed to be with you all the way

With a passion for delivering quality HR services to each and every business we engage with, but also supporting existing HR departments through projects that fully integrate with previous ones and create the trail for the next ones.

We are Here From Hire to Retire

Our long and successful track record in the HR field in diverse countries and industries enables us to provide efficient solutions, assuring a common code of communication with the Companies we collaborate with.

Offering a working environment humanized with the help of modern technology, we offer state of the art business practises to cover the needs of today and those of tomorrow. 

We believe that behind every people-related challenge, there is an opportunity for growth. 

Deep diving into each organization we collaborate with, we grasp insights and trust, anticipating becoming real partners.

We get inspired by your people.

Today is the day we invest in them.

-The Further Up Team

Meet our amazing team

The greatest returns come when you invest in your people. 


Our Partners are committed to provide their full professional support to the HR teams whenever needed.

  • Anastasia Makarigaki


    Strategic HR management in international cultures


    Creative transformation for growth

    Bank of Piraeus, PepsiCo Int., Carrefour, DHL, Minerva Edible oils (30 years HR experience). Regional Country & Multiple Industry experience in Senior Director roles for more than 15 diverse countries & cultures (East Europe, Central Europe, Balkans and Israel). Head of Europe Employee Relations, PepsiCo. Hands on Labor relations management of more than 15 Unions with strong HR M&A agenda.

    Successful transformational record in HR projects: outsourcing, organizational design, culture and employer branding. Complexity and problem-solving management in organizations with >10,000+ employees and 100+ HR
    team members.

    Co’s distinctions: Europe Excellence Awards, Top Employer, European Great Place to Work. Social responsibility: 1st Social Grocery in Greece, CitiZoume. Board Member / President in several companies.

    Education: BA, MBA with high honors from University of Massachusetts, Boston, Hogan Assessor, Certified Coach, International Trainer in Management.

  • Dimitris Tzimas


    Total rewards & HR operations in regional markets


    making the complex simple

    PepsiCo Int., Ekdotike Athinon S.A., Toyota Hellas (30 years of experience in various fields HR, IT, Supply Chain). Regional Total Rewards and HR OPS experience in Managerial roles for Central Europe, Greater Balkans and Israel. Excellence in HR transformational initiatives.

    Key highlights Include: Reorganization, integration, new operating models, digitalization and system implementations, process design, pay & benefits, voluntary exit program schemes, budgeting, Policies and Programs. Awarded with “PepsiCo Global HR Excellence Award”. Board Member in several non- profit organizations (Hellenic Purchasing Institute, Hellenic Logistics Association). External lecturer in University of Piraeus. Certified HR Practitioner (PWC). Education: BSc Statistics and Actuarial Science – UniPi MSc Industrial Systems Management – UniPi.

  • Kimon Malataras


    Senior Consultant ESG & Issue Management


    Carpe Diem

    Seasoned Corporate Affairs Executive highly experienced in stakeholder management, communications, media relations, corporate social responsibility, sustainability/ESG and crisis management as well as general management and finance matters. A Cornell University Master’s graduate on Public Policy, and holder of an Economics degree, he is a change manager that possesses expert knowledge on the Banking, Energy, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals and Tobacco industries and brings along an excellent network among Key Opinion Leaders and Policy Makers. Being a finance executive with two major manufacturers at the beginning of his career, he acquired a solid background in financial planning and analysis. Later on, as the General Manager of a services company, he achieved significant results on the Business Development front as well.

  • Mirela Dialeti


    Head of communications and managing editor


    Empower Through Words

    Working as a journalist, editor in chief and writer for the past 7 years, Mirela has created an extensive background in media collaboration, specializing in social, cultural, and human rights-related themes in multilingual platforms. Later she took on corporate copywriting, community building, project management, event planning and communications management. She has dealt extensively with legal reporting and has been a keynote speaker at a legal conference on issues of secondary victimization of rape victims in the Greek criminal procedure. She is experienced in investigative and legal research. She has given speeches related to hate speech in public discourse, LGBTI+ history and the media’s responsibility in covering incidents of gender-based violence. She is also a facilitator at conferences and panels for women’s empowerment and women’s entrepreneurship. She has developed training modules for anti- harassment policies and DEI workshops for companies.

    Education: BA in Law from Athens Law School University-Scholarship of academic excellence.  Certifications on “Digital Branding & Engagement”- Curtin University, “Marketing Through LinkedIn”-Athens University of Economics & Business, “HELP- online course on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence”-Council of Europe, “Set the Tone”- training on Sexual Harassment At Work-European Commission.   

  • Panagiotis Tsirimiagos


    Labor relations, Training, H&S, Talent Assessement & Selection


    Ensuring positive climate at work and ‘internal equity’

    Work Experience: 25 years of HR experience in HR Management ,working in quite demanding environments concentrating on the areas of hospitality and retail industry, in multinational and Greek corporations.(Astir Palace, Hotel Brain Capital, Nikki Beach Resort and Spa, Sephora Marinopoulos, GRAND RESORT LAGONISI, Carrefour-Marinopoulos, Club Med S.A.)Familiar with all the H.R. techniques, methods and operational procedures.

    Education: B.A. “Management and Finance”, Section of Hotel and Tourism Management, M.B.A EEDE Certifications: Certified Trainer, Founder Of: “Elegant Filoxenia” Hotel Training Services Education: B.A. “Management and Finance”, Section of Hotel and Tourism Management, M.B.A EEDE

  • Ioanna Spirou


    Human Resource Development Consultancy and Personal & Executive Coaching


    Love for learning, search for a different perspective, creativity and authenticity.

    Working since the beginning of my career in the field of human resources. Providing consulting services for assessment and development of skills, since 2018, developing human resource management systems in organizations of various branches, while participating in the development and implementation of numerous educational activities in management and leadership matters. Previously, I worked for 13 years at Media Markt, where through my involvement in many and demanding staffing and evaluation departments and as the manager of the training and development department, I had the opportunity to deeply understand the business environment, the decisive importance of the human factor and the need for continuous development. At the same time, I provide guidance on an individual level, to people who want to manage career, professional and personal development issues.

    Education: Degree in Business Administration from the Piraeus Institute of Technology, Master’s degree in Human Resource Management (MBA in HR) from the University of Liverpool. Trained in Person-Centered Counseling (Professional Certificate in Counseling Skills – ICPS), in Professional Assessment & Guidance (FPPS Department, Center for Research and Assessment in Professional Counseling), while holding a Diploma in Evidence-Based Coaching, EMCC & AC Accredited (Athens Coaching Institute) and diploma as an NLP Practitioner, NLP University, Santa Cruz, California. She is a volunteer at Women On Top, a mentoring platform for women, providing mentoring & coaching services to women who want to manage issues of their career and professional empowerment.

  • Danae Lyberopoulou


    HR & Communication


    Create an excellent working environment

    Work experience: 29 years in the private sector

    For the last 23 years I have been working in the field of human resources and communication.

    I specialized in staffing a large banking organization and had responsibility for areas such as labor relations, departmental staffing, recruitment, interviewing candidates, exits and handling voluntary expenses.

    Dedicated to consistency and organization my goal is to create an excellent working environment through continuous learning, acquiring new skills according to new requirements and continuous developments in the field of technology.

  • Raoul Briche


    Copywriter, communications producer & HR consultant


    Ideas that improve

    Work Experience: 30 years of HR experience in HR Management: BMW Group Corporate HR Europe, BMW Hellas, Carrefour- Marinopoulos, Misko-Barilla,
    United Distillers Boutari, Boutaris Wine Company, Adel – Saatchi & Saatchi. Multiple projects in the HR fields. Start-ups, Corporate culture, HR Strategy
    and core HR Processes, Internal Communication Projects, New generation of Sales force, Development Centres, Policies and procedures, Health and Wellbeing, OD, Internal training, Facility management projects, International experience (regional Management) in Health and Wellbeing management.

    Education: Maitrise en Administration Economique et Sociale, Universite de Lille III, France

  • Anastasia Bonou


    Senior Business Consultant


    Coaching and developing talents to unveil their potential

    Anastasia is a business leader with a broad and diverse background in managing retail operations, commercial ventures, and general business functions. With a proven track record of success in overseeing large, multifaceted teams within multinational organizations operating in the fast-paced and demanding fields of retail and commercial real estate. Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) certified (2017), multilingual, she is curious to learn new things and find ways to make things happen. 

    Beginning with roles at Hellenic Bottling Company (3E), Makro Cash & Carry, Shell Hellas, she honed her skills in retail and marketing before moving to Marinopoulos Group, where she spearheaded expansions and turnarounds for major retail brands.  

    Her journey continued with pivotal roles at Carrefour Group, where she excelled in real estate development and leasing, contributing to projects across Europe and Asia. Anastasia’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to leadership positions at Rabbit Greece SA and Lamda Development SA, where she crafted business strategies and nurtured teams.  

    Anastasia’s professional journey continued at Shell Hellas, where she honed her skills as a Retail Academy Project Manager and Convenience Retailing Marketing Manager.  Transitioning to Marinopoulos Group, she assumed various leadership roles, including Deputy Managing Director and Expansion Director. During her career there, she contributed significantly to the company’s expansion, assets management, and franchise operations. Notably, as Managing Director of Marinopoulos Group subsidiaries, she orchestrated a successful turnaround of Gap and Starbucks franchise businesses in Greece and Cyprus.  

    Anastasia then ventured into Sklavenitis SA, where she served as Head of Real Estate & Shopping Malls, while later, at Lamda Development SA, she further solidified her reputation as a strategic leader, serving as Senior Commercial Director.

Consultants & Special Projects

Irene Nikandrou

Assistant Professor AUEB

Former Founding Partner of Further Up

Academic Advisor

Katerina Koronaiou

HR Business Partner

Fay Chourmouziadou

Business development, HR training & development Management

Why Us

How we elevate your business performance.

  • Say goodbye to the Administrative Burden

  • Welcome Digital HR processes

  • Customized approach Dedicated Business Partner

  • On-line HR support

  • Sustainable, Strategic, Simple

  • First class experience Satisfaction guaranteed

Value your needs

We listen to your expectations and value your needs. We have been long enough on the other side of the table and we come with technology, innovation, flexibility.


We are together from design to implementation and monitoring.

Complex 2 Simple

We bring the business acumen to manage complexity and draw the HR strategy.

Accelerate Transformation

We accelerate your transformation journey as we have worked for high performing companies in challenging business projects.


Build Rapport

We build rapport with your people and relate to their pain points working with dedicated HR experts as your client manager.

One Stop Shop

HR – Hire to Retire full service

State the Issues

We bring the courage to state the issues and identify the right solutions.

Value 4 Money

We link our pricing to your success.