CEO, Founder and Chairman
Hellenic Values Foundation was created by Gus Sarianides to provide inspiration, motivation and health education to children. Through a wide range of programs, that support and educate children and their families in Greece, it helps them to adopt a quality lifestyle.
Coming from a poor immigrant family, Gus grew up in Boston Massachusetts.
His love for children, his educational background and his experience as an educator, coach and businessman, have inspired many children to participate in sports. To combat the increasing rates of child obesity in Greece, Gus designed a number of programs that would motivate kids to be healthy and active and provide a fun environment to raise their self-esteem. Gus believes HVF programs would encourage kids to adopt a “Go and Play” attitude.
Gus is a graduate from Boston University (BSc/MEd, Human Movement/Sports Medicine 1975 – 1981), he has been a trainer of world class athletes, professional teams and also managed professional athletes.
He has also served as Athletic Director of schools and colleges, and has been a member of the Greek National Basketball team of 1987 (European Champions), and member of PANATHINAIKOS and ARIS basketball teams.
He is a successful entrepreneur and owner of a marketing agency.