chris niarchos entrepreneur

Chris Niarchos is a successful and inspiring business leader, who has built his own company, from the ground up, developing it into one of the fastest growing organisations in the world.

In 1988, at the tender age of 22, Chris set up his first sales and marketing company, which he originally called Cobra Group and is now recognised universally as Appco Group.

By the early nineties, the business had begun to expand at a remarkable rate, with Chris’ passion and hard work enabling him to achieve a significant amount in a relatively short space of time.

By 2011, Chris’ business portfolio under the Cobra Group of Companies had diversified considerably and, with the sales and marketing arm now established in over 20 nations worldwide, it required its own unique identity and so it was rebranded as Appco Group.

Cobra Group has since grown into a successful enterprise with subsidiaries specialising in areas such as start-up investment and business incubation, high-performance race car design and manufacture, software development, aviation recruitment and training and telecommunications, as well as sales and marketing under Appco.

As founder and chairman of the Cobra Group of Companies, Chris is responsible for the strategic direction of all of the companies within the group, ensuring that the objectives of each business are successfully met.