Kostas Kefalakis

Kostas Kefalakis

Chief Transformation Officer, Roche Hellas

Kostas Kefalakis has more than 18 years of experience working in Lean, Agile and cultural transformation.

He started his career in Toyota Motor Europe in 2005 as a project manager responsible for coordinating 5 manufacturing plants, R&D and aftersales to improve initial quality & durability.

In 2011 Kostas moved to Vistaprint in Switzerland as a Global Lean Manager running workshops, projects & driving the Lean academy in manufacturing sites across Europe, China, Australia, USA and Canada.

At the end of 2014, he moved to Hilti in Liechtenstein as a Global Lean Manager implementing Agile in R&D and Lean across numerous manufacturing plants and logistics sites in Europe, US and China before taking the role of Head of Global Lean bringing a new culture of Lean & Agile across the organization. In his time with Hilti he was also invited as a guest speaker to ETH, Lancaster university and IMD.

Today Kostas is the Chief Transformation Officer of Roche Hellas responsible for driving the radical cultural transformation as well as digital transformation in the affiliate and is involved in many global strategic initiatives bringing value beyond Greece.