Born to replace a brother he had never met was to be the first of many events that Andreas M. Vogiatzakis would later realize had shaped his life's purpose and became his guiding light.
Every major crossroad he came upon by divine chance, unexpected and uninvited, requiring him to courageously choose his path.
Despite growing up surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, becoming a farmer like his father was never his ambition. After the father's death, the son's life changed, irrevocably.
From one extreme to the other, each decision stretched him further than he thought possible. Each occasion forced him to carve out his own space, adapting flexibly, moving forward with determination.
From Crete to Athens, Florida to New York, Japan to Taiwan, to finally making his home in Malaysia. From hymns to math, long hair to corporate suits, and souvlaki to durian. From failures to awards, from building brands to establishing his own company, from adapting to cultures to creating culture.
Leadership lessons abound in Andreas' life story. From a humble Greek kampung, he sets out on an international and internal journey to becoming a catalyst for positive change.
Andreas is a multiple award-winning marketer, a Certified Executive Coach & Trainer, NLP practitioner, TEDx speaker, and among the 100 most inspirational LinkedIn icons in Malaysia. In his 33 years advertising career, he has built, restructured and managed several media agencies for Publicis, Omnicom, WPP and Havas/Vivendi networks, leading them to flagship positions in Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia. In August 2020 he launched AMVPLUS ADVISORY, specializing in training, coaching and consulting in strategic areas such as Agile Leadership, Dynamic Communications, Managing Change, High Performance Teams, Vision/Mission and Purpose Creation.