Our Team

Advisory Board

Marc Shaedeli

With 20 years’ experience in the risk management area, Heading the Group Risk Management Function of Nestlé for the past 14 years, Marc is a world class advisor in research and development of new solutions that will fulfill corporations’ needs in risk management. His global perspective offers a treasure of know-how in understanding the challenges that our client may have on a group level. Marc is one of the best ambassadors for WEMETRIX efforts’ in international business development.

André Salaam

More than 14 years of experience in managing teams within Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and EY, provide a solid ground to advocate that André is a perfect match in advising WEMETRIX team delivering robust analytical tools to corporations and financial institutions. His deep knowledge in algorithmics, neural networks and mathematics allows our company to match all new methodological developments and reach out for auspicious R&D results. André is also excellent to benchmark our solutions with international competition at a glance and thus keeping our team in continuous constructive alert.

Despina Mantesi

Despina Mantesi is an Occupational Physiologist & Organization Development Facilitator with more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources Management, in various organizations and multiple market sectors (banking, pharmaceutical, FMCG, advisory & academia). As an Organization Development practitioner, she supports organizations in designing and implementing people strategies and practices that balance business with individual needs and aim at translating human possibilities into successful business initiatives. Academically she holds a BSc in Psychology (Panteion University) and an MSc in Occupational Psychology (University of London). She has also completed a diploma in Positive Psychology (Hellenic Association of Positive Psychology), as well as the certification in REBT – Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (Hellenic Institute of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy – the affiliated training center of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York).

Managing Team

Gikas Manalis

Gikas Manalis, has served as C-Level executive in top notch institutions in Greece such as the National Bank of Greece, Hellenic Exchanges (Athens Stock Exchange), Attica Bank, First Business Bank and Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). He was heading the team of experts of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF / ΤΑΙΠΕΔ) and currently holds the position of Chairman of the BoD in Cerved Properties and in wemetrix. Gikas has a PhD in Finance from City University of London, MSc in Banking and Finance from Sheffield University and an BSc in Business Administration from Piraeus University.

Panos Michalopoulos
Managing Director

More than 20 years in managing teams in the areas of credit risk management and business development.
He started his career with PwC as a professional consultant focusing in business planning and risk appraisal. After leaving PwC, Panos found several companies in the areas of business information and credit analytics. During his entrepreneurial route he achieved to establish strategic partnerships with Standard & Poor’s Risk Solutions, Moody’s Analytics and sell Risk Management solutions to banks and multinationals.

John Garos
Director – Technology & Analytics

Within the last 14 years Quantitative Data Analytics was the main area of John’s professional career in design or developing Decision Support Systems. John combines mathematical, econometric and software development skills and expertise giving him the ability to easily understand business needs and translate them to his teams’ members as to deliver accurate results in financial risk assessment projects. John holds a BA in International & European Economics from Athens University of Economics & Business, an MSc in Econometrics & Mathematical Economics from London School of Economics and an MSc in Economics from Brown University.

Paolo Pellegrini

Paolo Pellegrini has vast experience in strategy and managing teams in areas of business advisory, finance and banking. He started his career in Accenture and then McKinsey Italy before joining UniCredit and Monte dei Paschi di Sienna in the banking sector. Since 2015 Paolo is the Managing Director of Cerved Credit Management Spa where he has developed several innovative strategies in credit management for various types of performing and non-performing portfolios. Mr Pellegrini holds a university degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Michele Cermele

Michele Cermele is founder and board member of Cerved Credit Management Group. Before founding Cerved Credit Management Group, Michele was a professional advisor with McKinsey Italy. For more than 20 years since he founded Cerved, Mchele is recognized one of the most influential person in credit management services and solutions in Italy and worldwide. Based on his ideas, vision and strategies Cerved developed technology solutions in credit management and in data information services that proved game changers. Mr Cermele holds a Bsc in Computer Engineering and PhD in Computer Science and Automation Engineering from University of Rome Tor Vergata. Michele was also a visiting scholar at Duke University.