Nikos Kostaras

 General Manager Greece, IQVIA

Nikos joined IMS in 2009 as Head of Sales and Marketing to help build the new sales team and strengthen the client-centric approach of IMS Health commercial team.

In 2014, he assumed the role of the General Manager and, after the acquisition of Cegedim and the merger with Quintiles, global leader in clinical trials, he leads the company under its new name IQVIA. IQVIA offers various solutions in:

a) Data, for Pharmacy Retail sell-out, E-Prescription, and Hospitals drug consumption,

b) Consulting, with Advanced Analytics, Management Consulting, HTA, RWE, Market Research,

c) Technology, with CRM, BI systems and Multi-Channel Marketing and

d) Clinical Trials.

The latest accomplishment of IQVIA Greece, under Nikos leadership, is the HQ decision to establish in Athens three regional hubs for:

a) Technology,

b) Health Economics and

c) Management Consulting.

Aiming to hire more than 43 top professionals till 2021-end, IQVIA Greece materializes in practice the brain-gain effort, helps bring income to Greece and improves day by day the trust to our country. Furthermore, 2020 was a record year with 50 new hires!

Nikos working experience covers multinational enterprises in various sectors such as consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, financial-economic and services. Since 1994 he held neuralgic positions as Marketing and National Sales Manager, in Greece and Italy, at global organizations such as Mars, Procter & Gamble and Novartis OTC, with a history of successful and award-winning launches. His main areas of expertise relate to strategy, business development, commercial effectiveness, planning, product management and people leadership.

Nikos is a graduate of the University of Piraeus and holds an MBA from ALBA. His native language is Greek and he is fluent in English and Italian.


IQVIA Profile

As a result of the merger of IMS Health, a world leader in data analysis & technology solutions exclusively in the field of Health, and Quintiles, one of the world’s leading companies in Clinical Studies, IQVIA, based in the USA, has a presence in 100+ countries with 75K employees.

In Greece, we have been active since 1968, counting now more than 200 employees and collaborating with all Healthcare professionals as well as Hospitals. In numerical terms, IQVIA Hellas has a network of 3.5K doctors and 3K pharmacies for data collection & primary research studies, while conducting at least 120 clinical studies at over 100 sites.

We also work closely with all partners in Healthcare ecosystem, such as institutions, authorities, collective bodies of health scientists and pharmaceutical companies, as well as patient associations, providing our services to over 150 clients.



Date and Time

14/05/2022 14:45