Ioannis (John) Karamitsos 

My motivation to study for the PhD is to change my way of thinking and to broaden my horizons. I am interested in understanding what is happening to Facilities Management (FM) for Smart Cities. My focus area is FM strategy, and understanding the relationship between FM and the core business of an organisation. I am attached to the BBME Group and my supervisor is Dr. Margaret Nelson.

Professional Background 

Current Position

I am a Managing Consultant working for Orange Business Services in the Dubai, UAE. I am responsible for the two biggest smart cities in Riyadh advising companies on how to converge ICT and non-ICT systems in their organization.

Previous Experience

I have 20 years of experience in telecommunications and voice market. In 1994 I joined Intracom Company in Greece where for ten years I held a number of senior positions (in Product Marketing and Research and Development). In 2004 I joined Huawei as Executive Business Development Director for developing and implementing Huawei’s marketing strategy for Broadband and Wireless products lines in the Greek and Balkan area. Also I was a member of the Greek Management Team.

Since February 2007, I have undertaken the Operations Manager position and later the Network Director Position in On Telecoms which is the leading LLU based on triple play services in Greece. I am responsible for network design and planning and during these years, I have implemented new products and triple play services for residential and business customers.



My native tongue is Greek. I speak English, Italian fluently