Stathis Karaplios is the Cofounder and Managing Director at EMBS Group (www.embs-group.com), a market intelligence company specializing in emerging markets. Successful, independent and result oriented, Stathis has spent over a decade working in an international business environment – the past five, leading a team of business consultants working on business development, strategic advisory and M&A projects in more than 20 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS. His areas of expertise include market entry and business development, strategic advisory, sourcing and purchasing, M&A, competitive intelligence (CI). A native of Poland with Greek roots, Stathis had developed a deep understanding of local cultures and diversity that compliments a high level of business awareness and strong interpersonal skills. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. +48 12 376 8740.