Christos Barakos

Managing Director, 3M Argentina and Uruguay


Christos Barakos is the Managing Director of 3M Argentina and Uruguay since May 2016. He joined 3M in 1990 in Greece and comes with a broad local and international business experience.

Prior to his appointment in Argentina, he held the position of Managing Director of Alpine Region (comprised of Switzerland and Austria). He then assumed the Integration Director role and led the merger of the Alpine region with Germany to deliver "DACH" (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) as one of the largest 3M worldwide unified regions. Before that, he had served as Managing Director for Greece and Cyprus.

Throughout his career, Barakos has held different leadership positions in 3M and elsewhere within a wide array of sectors, such as Consumer, Healthcare, Energy and Industrial. He has also headed up functional roles such as Supply Chain, Legal and Human Resources.

Barakos was born in Athens, Greece. He holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of La Verne.