Tsampikos Kokkaris was born and grew up in Rhodes, but his love for Thessaloniki led him to choose that city as the place where he would create and be created.
His passion for marketing and advertising was sparked 25 years ago. He studied Marketing and Business Administration on scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and earned a post-graduate diploma in Advertising Management. From 1995 to 2000, he worked with leading advertising agencies, developing and running advertising campaigns for major Greek and multinational companies. As co-founder and CEO of the Metagenesis advertising agency since 2000, he has signed off on campaigns for notable companies throughout Greece. He is a strong believer in volunteerism and teamwork. He is a founding member of the Marketing Club of Greece and has been its president since 2010. In September 2018, he joined TEDxThessaloniki as Communications Manager. He adores his family and friends and is passionate about creativity.