George Barboutis

George Barboutis is a Strategic Marketing Management & Communications Expert with more than 30 years of academic and professional exposure in most crucial facets of the Hospitality/Tourism industry.

He combines a multifaceted academic background from Institutions, Colleges and Universities in Greece, USA and France, along with an extensive professional and consultancy experience in various marketing and management business ventures.

As a visionary and forward-thinking planner, he contributed with conceptual ideas and innovative projects that added value to enterprises, non-profit organizations, tourism destinations and stakeholders involved.


Academic Credentials:

BBA, MSc, MBA, CAGSB, DESS Supported by Bodossakis and Pateras Foundations


Professional Experience Highlights:

  • Strategic Marketing & Communications Director / Senior Executive Advisor experience in luxury Hospitality corporations & Tourism organizations.
  • Pioneer of the millennium initiative of the Revival of Colossus of Rhodes.
  • Proxy of the Mayor of Rhodes /Project Leader of the Scientific (Think Tank Tourism Committee of the Chamber of Dodecanese.
  • Co-founder and VP of SITE Greek Chapter (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence).
  • Former Head of the MICE Promotion Committee of Rodos Hoteliers Association.
  • Former Director of the Hellenic Cultural Diplomacy, Branch of Rhodes.
  • Co-founder and VP of  Rodiaki Leschi  (Rhodes Club-21st Century).
  • Lecturer, moderator and TEDx Speaker.


Specialties: Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Communications Planning, HR Management, Hospitality Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Conferences & Incentives  MiCE,  Destinations Marketing Consulting, Branding, Competitiveness and Innovation

Key Merits: Visionary / Strategist / Forward Thinking Planner/ Innovator