Theodore Modis was born in Florina, a small town in northwestern Greece. At the age of eighteen he won a full scholarship to study in the USA. He received
a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Physics, both
from Columbia University, New York.
Before founding Growth Dynamics in 1994, he worked at Digital Equipment
Corporation as the head of a management science consultants group
for over ten years. Previously, he carried out research in particle-physics
experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Europe's CERN.
He is author/co-author to over one hundred articles in scientific and business
journals and ten books translated into several languages. He has on occassion taught at
Columbia University, the University of Geneva, the European business schools
INSEAD and IMD, and the leadership school DUXX, in Monterrey, Mexico.
He has delivered many keynote speeches on a wide range of topics always maintaining a Big-Picture perspective.
He lives in Lugano, Switzerland.