Athanasios Lopatatzidis, MSc, PhD, FRSS
Group Commercial Executive Director, Affidea
Dr. Thanassis Lopatatzidis holds a PhD (Bristol University) in Health Services Research, Statistics & Management & an MSc in Actuarial Statistics (University of Sheffield). He was Project Manager – Research Associate (1993 -96) & then Lecturer in Bristol University (1997 – 02).
In Greece worked as Managing Director of a Reengineering program (1999 -2004) for the Social Security Sickness Fund (namely IKA), and then as an external consultant in UK for a joint venture between CAS Services ltd & AXA insurance for NHS Direct. At the end of 2007 joins the leading primary healthcare provider in Greece (BioMedicine Group) as a General Manager responsible for commercial function and key operational excellence developing the relationship with Health Insurance Industry, including customer care. He developed together with Private health Insurers and managed a new business line of population management under capitation reimbursement.
In Oct 2016 joined Affidea, a leading European outpatient care provider and now as Group’s Commercial Director is heading the deployment of Affidea’s outpatient & commercial B2B strategy and contributed to substantial organic growth as well as geographical footprint.
He has a robust 25 years of expertise in the healthcare industry in health insurance, health marketing and sales, and healthcare services provision