Anastasios Kalantzis was born in Athens in 1985 and graduated from Agricultural University of Athens, Faculty of Crop Science in 2007. He worked for 2 years (2008-2009) in Dutch companies in the floriculture sector and returned to the Greek family business “Kalantzis Plants” at Marathon (Attica). He holds an Msc of Human Resources Management from University of Athens (2012) and is a member of the Nurserystock Association of Athens and vice president of Hellenic Plant Importers & Exporters Association.

Anastasios is production manager of floriculture products since 2010 and assistant in two breeding programs of foreign companies in floriculture sector. He is one of the founders of “Marathon Plants”, a company that joined forces with Agricultural University of Athens to create a new hybrid from 5 different endemic species of Salvia in Greece.