Liknoss, the leading technology company in reservation systems and online distribution of electronic bookings and ticketing in Greece and member of the North Star Group, with a focus on rapid international expansion and transformation into one of the world’s leading technology companies in the industries of Travel & Entertainment, announces its new management team.
Mr. Gareth Hughes is elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liknoss. Mr. Hughes is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of experience in executive positions in the shipping industry. Mr. Hughes began his academic career studying Business Studies and Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Gloucester and got an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance at the Cass Business School of the City University of London. Mr. Hughes is also the Chief Executive Officer at Niki Shipping Company S.A.
Mr. Michalis Mavropoulos is appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mavropoulos is a highly experienced executive with proven track record in different leadership roles in Greece and abroad. His most recent position was Regional director for the East Mediterranean of TUI Destination Experiences. He started his career in 1988 as a Sales Manager at the Hilton Hotels group in Athens and later in the UAE. In 2012, he was placed in charge for TUI Hellas. In addition, he actively participates in initiatives for the promotion of Greek Tourism and has served as a Member of the Board of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). He holds a degree in Business Administration in Tourism and an MBA from the University of Louisville, USA.
Mr. Costas Lavant holds the position of the Chief Financial Officer. A senior executive who has held senior positions of increasing responsibility in the sectors of IT, Consulting and Banking. At the same time, he is the CFO of North Star Group. Mr. Lavant has studied Economics at the University of Piraeus and holds an MSc in Business Economics & Finance from the Institute of Science and Technology at the University of Manchester (UMIST).
Moreover, Mr. Evaggelos Chrisohoos is appointed as the new Commercial Director and will be in charge for the development and implementation for the company’s sales strategy and customer management. Mr. Chrisohoos brings with him substantial market experience of over 20 years in commercial and operations C-level, national and international, roles leading multinational companies from the telecom and technology sectors such as Microsoft Hellas and Vodafone. Mr. Chrisohoos holds a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Plymouth.
The new composition of the Board of Directors of Liknoss is as follows: Gareth Hughes – Chairman, Paris Drosinos – Vice President, Michael Mavropoulos – Member and Costas Lavant – Member.
About Liknoss Group
LIKNOSS is the leading technology company in online bookings and ticketing systems providing state of the art technology products and services in the Travel, Tourism, Culture & Entertainment industries.
The company was established in 2000 under the name FORTHCRS. Since 2018, LIKNOSS Group is the Travel & Tourism Technology arm of the North Star Group.
The North Star Group is an independent, private, multi-industry group of companies active in the shipping, technology, energy and real estate sectors. North Star Group invests heavily in technological advancements and innovation across its business units.
LIKNOSS Group consists of CRS LIKNOSS SA, LIKNOSS Italy Srl and LIKNOSS Central Europe SA.
LIKNOSS serves one of the world’s largest clientele in reservation systems and online distribution of electronic bookings and ticketing. The company specializes in ferry reservation and ticketing systems, with an experience that starts in 2000, whereas all types of ferry bookings has been covered, including long and short distance trips, multi seat types, multi garage types, disruption services, multi-hop itineraries and more.
Apart from the core business, LIKNOSS delivers innovative solutions to the ferry industry (integrated distribution systems, web & mobile sales, automatic fare quotation, implementation of QR-code in travel services, electronic ticketing, Credit Limit Management service, business intelligence solutions). The company manages over 26 million ferry tickets per year with a worldwide sales network and one of the industry’s most sophisticated Global Distribution Systems.
Following a wide development course and constant progress, LIKNOSS has enriched its services portfolio in the areas of tourism, intermodal transportation and entertainment, with solutions that allow the expansion of sales network and the combination of different services offered.