In 1980, together with two partners, Irene founded ibs International Business Services, a Business Centre and Translation Agency, offering fully serviced office accommodation, professionalconsultancy, translation and interpreting, personnel recruitment and relocation services, to multinational corporations and individuals in Greece as well as those looking to establish a seatin Greece. She continues as sole owner and President of the Company. A combination of 37 years experience in the business of services, her entrepreneurial and excellent communication skills, has gained Irene the reputation of being “the person to ask – the person who will help”.
In 1985 Irene was the first woman to be elected to the Board of Directors of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. She served as British President from 2000-2011, and is now Honorary President & Secretary General.
Beyond being dedicated to providing quality in the services industry, Irene is highly committed to promoting the value of gender balance on Boards and in senior management.