Michael C. Samonas M.Sc.,

Ph.D., MBA, Chartered Accountant,



Oct '01 – March '03, Vizzavi Hellas S.A (Vodafone S.A. Subsidiary)

Head of Finance

  • Responsible for the Financial Management and Cost Accounting functions. Main duties included:
  • Month end reporting to Headquarters under UK GAAP
  • Contract & Tender fine-tuning with local Vendors
  • Supplier due diligence
  • Revenues Recognition & Charging regarding 3rd party content providers
  • Budgeting, variance analysis & control of monthly expenses.
  • Also responsible for the project of implementation and customisation of the Oracle Financials ERP system to Vizzavi Hellas


Feb '01 – Sep '01, Vizzavi Hellas S.A

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

  • Responsible for the establishment of Vizzavi (Vodafone - Vivendi Joint Venture) in Greece. Main duties:
  • Business plan preparation of the Vizzavi Start up in Greece
  • Greek wireless portal market analysis & modelling
  • Setting the agreement with Panafon as far as the revenue split of common services (I.e. Content SMSs) is concerned.


June '00 – Jan '01, Panafon S.A (Vodafone S.A.)

Group Business Development/Strategy & Planning, Business Planning Expert

  • Main duties included the business plan preparation of new business units & services including market analysis & modelling, financial statements preparation and project valuation using various techniques.
  • Liaison Officer between Panafon & Eurobank for the Business Exchange (BE) B2B Initiative; Responsible for the preparation of the Business Plan and Strategy formulation.
  • Business analysis & revenue modeling for the Next Generation wireless voice & data communication services
  • Competition Monitoring & identification, evaluation and prioritization of new business initiatives and opportunities that met Panafon’s business objectives