Angelos Tzigkounakis was born in 1983. He studied BSc in Finance, holds an MSc in International Finance from the Westminster University of London, a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Athens University of Economics and Business and has successfully completed with partial scholarship the YALE School of Management publishing course Leadership Strategies in Print and Digital Media. In 2008 he completed his studies with an MA in Publishing (learning specialism magazine multi-platform publishing) and returned to Greece to join the leading Greek architectural publishing house "ek Architectural Publications Ltd".
Named the publishing house Editor-in-Chief in 2010, fired up his ambitions to present something fresh and new to the market, The result were shown via radical changes in the magazine’s overall design and style by heading up a complete rebranding and re-launching plan. This included working towards a more contemporary overall image and boosting the titles in an effort to reach a dominant position within the Greek market. At the same time, particular focus was given to looking outward (especially for the annual titles), expanding and growing in international markets and eventually managing to stream advertising revenue from foreign countries and multinational brands not affected by the Greek crisis.
The rebranding plan included redesigning the logo and even re-naming the main monthly issue from while the redesign and re-launching of four annual editions involved an updated, bilingual format.
In 2011 aiming to expand and evolve the annual editions Villas, Apartments, Maison de Campagne and the special editions MykonosVillas, ParosVillas and SantoriniVillas undertakes the further promotion of the magazines abroad with positive results. Currently these editions, bilingual and with international contents are being circulated apart from Greece in USA, Canada, UK, Cyprus, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, India, China and Taiwan.
Today, he holds the position of Editor in Chief for all the publications of ek Architectural Publications Ltd (monthly and annual), while he is in charge of the online portal www.ek-mag.com.