Celebrating Visionary Innovation | Alba Honors Spyros Theodoropoulos with the Business Unusual Award

Friday, 17/05/2024

The insightful and innovative businessman was honored for his continued contribution to Greek business and society


Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece, known for its business unusual  spirit, hosted the 7th Business Unusual Award at the vibrant Anassa City Events on May 15. The recipient, none other than Spyros Theodoropoulos, a titan of innovation in Greek entrepreneurship, graciously stepped up to accept the honor amidst applause from a who's who of academia, business, and politics.

Leading the Bespoke Group to the pinnacle of the Greek food sector and previously spearheading Chipita’s growth into an international powerhouse, Mr. Theodoropoulos is a man who does not just run businesses—he revolutionizes them. The Business Unusual Award, a biennial accolade since 2010, is a testament to the transformative power of individuals who turn professional success into positive impact on the Greek economy and society, setting standards that are anything but standard.

ACG President, Dr. David G. Horner, encapsulated the essence of Alba’s commitment to nurturing individuals who excel in business and prioritize social responsibility when he stated, "Developing visionary and socially conscious business leaders has long been a cornerstone of ACG’s mission and contribution to Greek society. Spyros Theodoropoulos exemplifies this leadership and embodies the values we seek to instill in our graduates." As Theodoropoulos's achievements demonstrate, success is not just measured by financial gains but by the positive impact one creates for the community at large.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Spyros Theodoropoulos offered a slice of his business philosophy with a side of humility, stressing respect for all stakeholders as the cornerstone of any enterprise, surely a nod to his roots in the food industry. Dr. Kostas Axarloglou, Dean of Alba Assocation, encapsulated the evening’s spirit by praising Theodoropoulos investment in innovation and his significant social contributions, noting, “Today, with the 7th Business Unusual Award, we thank a Business Unusual entrepreneur who creates value with and for people.”

The evening also marked a significant milestone for Alba, celebrating its 32 years in graduate business education. As noted by Stelios Argyros, Chairman of the Alba Association Board of Directors, continues to blend tradition with excellence and cultivate business leaders who are driving positive change. Their recipe for educational success is unparalleled.

The proceeds from the event will be used to fund applied research and to share its results widely, enhancing societal benefits. This initiative underscores Alba’s commitment to advancing and disseminating cutting-edge knowledge



You may watch below the video created in honor of Mr. Spyros Theodoropoulos

For more information about the Business Unusual Award , Alba Graduate Business School and about Mr. Spyros Theodoropoulos, you can refer here.

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