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“Nikos is the genuine Philosopher Consultant”
— Sir John Parker, Chairman of P&O and Chairman of National Grid.

About Nikos

Nikos Mourkogiannis is a Business Consultant, Public Speaker, Restructuring Lawyer and Writer. He is Member of the Board of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Honorary Visiting Professor of Practice at Cass Business School.

He is author of the book "Purpose: The Starting Point of Great Companies", which is taught at universities and is considered an important asset to all businesses. It is a book about leadership and business strategy. In it there is a full analysis of the four primary business purposes: Discovery, Helping, Achievement, and Heroism.



Westinghouse Electric Corporation

In 1981 Nikos Mourkogiannis joined Westinghouse Electric Corporation, reporting to the President of Europe, Africa and the Middle East until 1983.


General Dynamics

In 1983, he moved to General Dynamics, where he eventually became the only non-engineer Director of F16 Programs.


Monitor Company Group LP

Chairman and CEO

In 1992 he joined Monitor Company Group LP, now Monitor Deloitte, where he eventually became Chairman and CEO for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During his tenure the number of Monitor's consultants employed in the region quadrupled.


Booz Allen Hamilton

Senior Advisor on Strategic Leadership

In 2005 he moved to Booz Allen Hamilton as Senior Advisor on Strategic Leadership.

Panthea Leadership Advisors

Founder & Chairman

He also founded and became the Chairman of Panthea Leadership Advisors, in which Booz Allen Hamilton was a shareholder.


Greek National Opera

Chairman of the Board and of the Restructuring Committee

In 2010 he returned to his native Greece for 2 years, to take over as Chairman of the Board and of the Restructuring Committee of the Greek National Opera, aiming to reorganize its financial situation which threatened the organization's operation.


Roland Berger Holding GmbH

Director of Strategic Restructuring

In 2011 he became Director of Strategic Restructuring at Roland Berger.


European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Member of the Board

In 2012 he was elected Member of the Board of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).

From 2013 to 2014, he advised the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, on cybersecurity.


Stelios Philanthropic Foundation

Trustee & Member of the Board

Since 2016, Nikos Mourkogiannis has been Trustee & Member of the Board of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation.


EcoFeed S.A


In 2017, he was court appointed administrator of Ecofeed S.A.




In 2019, Nikos was shareholder appointed administrator of Erent


Distral S.A

Non-executive member of the board


Siger S.A

Non-executive Chairman

In 2021, Nikos has been designated by the Board to serve as the Chairman

Career as Author

Nikos Mourkogiannis belongs to the school of Teleology, according to which concepts in the four fields he studies and writes about (Law, Economics, Political Science, Management), can be understood only in connection with what Aristotle called "Telos" which in English is translated as "Purpose".

Nikos has authored several articles in publications such as Strategy+Business magazine, Leader to Leader, The Conference Board Review, Leadership Excellence and Ivey Business Journal. Nikos Mourkogiannis has been invited to write for the Harvard Business Review Online and the Business Week Online. logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

His work has been praised by several business and thought leaders such as Jacob Rothschild, Josef Ackermann, Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld.

Conscious Capitalism Movement

Based on the book "Purpose: The Starting Point of Great Companies" by Nikos Mourkogiannis, John Mackay has founded the Conscious Capitalism movement, as he states in his speeches and personal blog.

Companies and people refer to the concept of Conscious Capitalism and choose to pursue a sustainable business strategy for both humans and the environment. Conscious Capitalism bases its principles on 4 aspects; the Higher Purpose, the Stakeholder Orientation, the Conscious Leadership and the Conscious Culture.


1963 - 1969

Varvakeion Experimental High School

Summa cum Laude, Valedictorian

1970 - 1972

French Academy of Athens

Diploma in French Literature (Valedictorian)

1969 - 1974

Athens Law School

Bachelor of Laws (Summa cum Laude, Valedictorian)

Athens Bar Association – Current Member

1974 - 1978

Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Political Economy

Fullfilled course requirements of PhD program

1991 - 1993

Harvard Business School

Master of Business Administration


Nikos acknowledged the contributions and the influence on his work of the thought leaders he has studied and worked for.

Karl Deutsch

Karl W. Deutsch

James M. Buchanan

James M. Buchanan

Roger Fisher

Roger Fisher

Sidney Verba

Sidney Verba

Richard Musgrave

Richard Musgrave

Nikos studied and worked for Karl Deutsch, founder of modern political science; James Buchanan, Nobel prize winner and founder of modern political economy; professor Roger Fisher author of Getting to Yes; professor Sidney Verba, the patriarch of studies on participation; and Richard Musgrave, the father of modern industrial organization economics.