A company is born
My name is Alex and I am invested in the creative industries, oil and finance. In the summer of 1994 Smart Magna, a tiny media asset management company and talent agency, is founded in Athens Greece with the ambition to expand it in several markets across the globe. In the meantime, since 1992 I have been a shareholder and the chairman of Fuchs Hellas SA, a JV with Fuchs Petrolub SE, the largest independent lubricants manufacturer in the world, based in Mannheim Germany.
Taking the vision global
In Berlin in April 2010 during a meeting with future partners, the Islandic volcano erupts and we are forced to stay on in Berlin for 15 days, During this time I partner with the very talented theatrical and literary agent Michael Moore of the Michael Moore Agency of New York with a view to create a global agency. The decision is also taken to create a digital services agency to serve the markets of Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, London, and New York.
We dare disruption
We are entrepreneurs, we have already ran an established company with 20 years’ experience worldwide. In terms of disrupting our business to bring it up to wrap speed in a rapidly changing world, we reimagined our company and we are now switching from a group of companies and ideas to a single holistic model. We have switched from a media asset management company to a digital next generation business bringing together the best in people, enterprise and ideas. We design change. Here at Smart.Magna we enable you to realise your idea, enhance your work and guide you through the process of creative disruption we see all around us. We make projects happen.
Consolidating our activities
In October 2019 I sold my shares and resigned my Chairmanship at Fuchs Hellas SA in order to concentrate fully in tech, the creative arts, property; we also launched a new project which has been close to my heart for a long time: a leisure fashion brand with its roots in Berlin's underground scene - probably the most vibrant in the world. In tech we are launching six e-commerce platforms under our own management as well as carrying research and augmenting our capabilities. We created the new umbrella Azero Brand to coordinate all our various activities, a work in progress
Completing our transformation
2020 has been the weirdest year yet with lock downs, disruptions and uncertainties. For us this has been a time of opportunity to complete our transformation into an international tech enabled group. Technology now forms the backbone of all our activities under the Azero brand. The "Trash"fashion brand was born in London in November 2019 and will be launched online in Berlin in December 2020. We will continue to invest in prime holiday real estate in Greece. We will remain invested in the creative arts and talent management.
WHAT WE DO
CONNECTING THE BEST IN PEOPLE, ENTERPRISE AND IDEAS.
The transition from the old to the new economy is being carried out by successful companies through disruptive innovation in their chosen field of expertise. The Smart.MAGNA community brings together bright minds from all over the globe in order to design change and drive this process. We design, manage and implement your strategy in anticipation of the future needs of your customers. Our network includes brains, experience, startups from all possible fields and stages of development, established corporations as well as investors, entrepreneurs and leading innovators from politics, technology, finance and marketing.
Our world in a blink of an eye: Strategy - Project management - Talent management - Business Services & Processes - Incubation - Finance - Media Arts