Vassilios Katsos was born in Athens in 1973. He graduated from Pierce College and continued his studies at the University of Athens, Faculty of Pharmacy. Since 1993 he became President of the Board of Directors at Pharmathen Pharmaceuticals as one of the major shareholders. Under his leadership, the strategic restructuring of the family company, placing emphasis first on strengthening the company’s presence and thereafter on the expansion of international activities, resulting in one of the largest pharma developers based in EU.
In 2015 BC Partners has acquired significant majority in Pharmathen which today is an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in The Netherlands with operations in more than 85 countries across the world. Currently he serves as Chairman – Co founder of VNK Capital, a closed fund P/E managing the family wealth.
VNK Capital is actively invested in various companies such as Pharmathen Pharmaceuticals & Innovis Healthcare, Lamda Development, the largest shopping mall operator in Greece, Hellinikon, largest urban development in EU, Palirria, a Mediterranean ready meals manufacture and Cafetex a specialty coffee roastery. In April 2009, Mr. Katsos was announced as the “Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008” by Ernst & Young and participated as country winner in Monte Carlo for the 9th Annual Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.
Through his intense entrepreneurial activities he sits on the board of various companies where he has invested and has been recipient of variousawards and distinct ons internationally for his business activities.