Omiros Sarikas: SMEs’ growth means wealth distribution, jobs, opportunities and prosperity

Greece is looking for the ideal balance between a significant economic recovery, the risks that lurk in the post-Covid era, but also the looming energy and consequent inflationary crisis, as became clear during Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ recent trip to London.

Questions such as “how can current growth be made viable and sustainable,” or “how can it be spread to all citizens,” or “in which areas are urgent interventions needed and in which direction, so that the country becomes an investment-friendly destination,” or even “which sectors should the country target in order to gain a comparative advantage,” are at the core of the government’s policy in a volatile international environment.

The Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) was in the British capital and sought answers to the above questions, with the assistance of one of the leading Greek investors based in London: the co-founder and CEO of the International Investment House, Brookstreet Equity Partners LLP, Omiros Sarikas. An award-winning Harvard graduate with nearly 20 years of experience as an advisor to investment banks, governments, shareholders and investors, including KKR and Morgan Stanley, Sarikas focuses on outward-oriented and dynamic businesses in Southeast Europe, and Greece in particular.

In fact, Sarikas specialises in small and medium-sized enterprises and underlines that structural programmes must focus on them, in order to enable wider distribution of wealth, job creation, prosperity and opportunities. He also considers the National Recovery Plan “Greece 2.0” a useful tool for consolidating sustainable growth in the country and estimates that Greece is about to experience a golden U-curve recovery.