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George Alogoskoufis
Minister of Economy and Finance
George Alogoskoufis was born in Athens on October 17, 1955. He obtained an MSc in Economics in 1978 and a PhD in Economics in 1981 from the London School of Economics. He was a Lecturer and Reader at the University of London from 1984 to 1992 and holds a Chair in Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He was also a Consultant to the European Commission (1989-1990), to the World Bank (1991-1992) and to other international economic organisations and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Labour Economics of the London School of Economics (1981-82) and at the Centre for Economic Policy Research based in London (1985-2001)...more

Iordanis Aivazis
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE)
Mr. Aivazis holds a degree in Economics from Athens University, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Marketing and Finance from Lancaster University, UK, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Economics from the same University. He speaks English and French in addition to his native Greek. From 1980 to 2001 he worked at the banking sector where he assumed a number of managerial positions. Since February 2001, he has been member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of OTE International Investments. Since March 2003, he has held the position of Chief Officer for OTE Group Financial Affairs and since April 2004...more

Harris Antoniou
Managing Director
Fortis' Transportation Group
Harris Antoniou was appointed Managing Director of Fortis' Transportation Group as per 1 January 2007, after having held to position of Managing Director of the Global Shipping Group as of October 2005. Prior to that he was the manager of Fortis Bank's representative office in Greece since 1999. He oversaw the office's upgrade to a branch of the Merchant Bank. Antoniou joined the shipping finance group of Mees & Hope in Rotterdam (now part of Fortis) more than 14 years ago after a short spell with ABN-AMRO Global Clients in Amsterdam...more

Nicolas Bornozis
Capital Link
As of 1996, founder, President and CEO of Capital Link, Inc., an international investor relations and financial advisory group. It assists listed companies and capital markets related organizations to develop and maintain access to European and North American investors.He also established and managed, Alexander Capital, L.P, a US broker-dealer firm, which developed brokerage and investment banking business in North America with the Greek, Egyptian and Russian markets. Sold the company at the end of 2003 to a group of US investors representing Russian interests. Between 1998 and 2002, he also established and managed Alexander Asset Management, Inc. which handled portfolios invested...more

Spyros Capralos
The Athens Exchange
Spyros Capralos was born in 1955. He studied Economics at the University of Athens and earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration from INSEAD University in France. In October 25th 2004 he was appointed as Chairman of the Athens Exchange S.A. and Chief Executive Officer of the Hellenic Exchanges S.A. In November 2006 he was elected as vice President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE). On March 2004, he was appointed General Secretary for the Olympic Games of the Ministry of Culture by the Prime Minister and City Manager during the Olympic... more

Panos E. Cavoulacos
Chief Executive Officer
Hellenic Petroleum
Dr. Panos E. Cavoulacos is the Chief Executive Officer of Hellenic Petroleum S.A. and a member of the group's Board of Directors.A native of Athens, Greece, Dr. Cavoulacos holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management, and a Ph.D. in Energy Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Cavoulacos is an energy specialist and has worked with oil, gas and electricity companies in Europe, North and South America and the Middle East on strategy, organization and performance improvement issues. His expertise covers the upstream, refining and fuels marketing, midstream gas, power generation and energy trading... more

Harry Coccossis
Tourism Development Co.
Presently CEO at Tourism Development Co., which manages the public tourism property in Greece. Has also served as Special Secretary for Strategic Planning in the Ministry of Tourism and President of the Greek National Tourism Organisation. Professor of Spatial and Environmental Planning with specialization in tourism planning, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly-Greece (2002-now). Extensive international scientific-research. Has directed and participated in more than 50 national and international research programmes of integrated multidisciplinary issues in respect to development, tourism, spatial planning, environmental management and planning...more

Zoe Cruz
Morgan Stanley
Zoe Cruz is Co-President of Morgan Stanley and a member of the Firm's Management Committee with responsibility for the Institutional Securities Group and Global Wealth Management. She was named Acting President in July 2005 and assumed her current role in February 2006. Previously Ms. Cruz had been Worldwide Head of Fixed Income, Commodities and Foreign Exchange, a position she had held since September 2000. Before this, Ms. Cruz was Worldwide Co-Head of the Foreign Exchange Division. She joined the Firm in 1982, became a Vice President in 1986, a Principal in 1988 and a Managing Director in 1990....more

Panagiotis Drosos
Secretary General of Investments and Development
Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Finance
Panagiotis Drosos was the Chief Executive Officer of the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board (HEPO) from March 2004 till September 2007. He holds a degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Piraeus. He has worked at the Directorate of International Activities of ETVA S.A., the Hellenic Bank of Industrial Development (1994 - 1995), at the Operations and Receipt Department of TEFIN S.A., a EUROBANK subsidiary (1995-1999) and at the ABC Factors, a subsidiary of Alpha Bank, as a Sales Manager and Project Manager for ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games S.A...more

Nicola R. Facciorusso
Senior Vice President
Director Equity
Southern Europe & Mideast
Nicola R. Facciorusso, born 1958 in Italy. Professional Experience: Since 2005, positioning Sal.Oppenheim as a key player in the Greek capital market. Since 2000, Senior Vice President Equity Sales South Europe and Middle East at Sal.Oppenheim in Munich. 1986-2000, institutional advisor at Dresdner Bank,CARIPLO (today Banca Intesa), BHF Bank and HVB in Germany. Education: Two year of bank apprenticeship in Germany. High School Degree in aviation & aerospace industry in Italy...more

Tryphon Kollintzas
Chairman & CEO
Bank of Attica
Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and Chairman of the Board and CEO of Attica Bank. Born in 1953 at Athens, Greece. He studied economics at the University of Athens (BA 1975) and at Northwestern University (MA 1976 and Ph.D. 1981). He has taught at McGill University, the University of Pittsburgh , Northwestern University, the University of Minnesota and Charles University (Prague). Also, he has been a research fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Centre of Economic Performance of the London School of Economics, and the European University Institute (Florence)....more

Leonidas Korres
Special Secretary for Public Private Partnerships
Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Hellenic Republic
Mr. Leonidas Korres is the Special Secretary for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Hellenic Republic, a position he holds since October 2006. The Special Secretariat identifies potential projects, supports public sector authorities in structuring PPPs, and monitors the implementation and the impact to the State budget. From April 2004 he served as Financial Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance, responsible for the preparation of the new legal framework that effectively created the PPP market in Greece. He was also entrusted... more

Panos Leivadas
Secretary General of Information
In March 2004, Panos Leivadas was appointed Secretary General of Information by the Greek Prime Minister, Costas Karamanlis, and the Minister of State, Theodoros Roussopoulos. Among other duties, he is in charge of Greece's communications strategy abroad. Born in Athens in 1964, he graduated from the Athens College. He studied Business Administration and Political Science at Hofstra University, New York, and at the University of Florida, Florida. While in college, he interned at the U.S. Senate and was elected Senator as well as Minority Leader in the University Senate, at the University of Florida... more

Elias Lianos
Proton Bank
Elias Lianos co-founded Proton Bank in 2001 with the late John Markopoulos and Anthony Athanassoglou. Mr. Lianos has an MBA from Columbia University and a BSc in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. His extensive international banking career includes top managerial posts at Irving Trust in New York and London as well as at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi in London, where he was co-head of the European Commercial and Investment Banking Division. In Greece he served as Vice Chairman and CEO of Piraeus Prime Bank and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Piraeus Bank Group...more

Alexandros Lykourezos
Attorney at Law
Lykourezos Law Offices
Alexandros Lykourezos was born in Athens. He studied Law at the Law School of the University of Athens and continued to pursue his post-graduate studies in Germany, at the University of Heidelberg on a German scholarship specializing in Criminal Law and Philosophy of Law. He also followed post-graduate studies at University College of London. Since 1961 he has practiced law in Greece as the head of Lykourezos Law Offices. His law practice was interrupted briefly for seven years, from 1967 to 1974, when as a result of the dictatorship in Greece, he moved to Paris and London in self-exile... more

John Mourikis
Ambassador of Greece to the United States
Studies: Law, University of Zurich, University of Athens. Political Science, University of Athens. Graduate Studies: International Law, University of Paris II. CAREER 1976 Attaché, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 1976 - 1979 Prime Minister's Office;1976 - 1981 Member of the Delegation to the Conference on the Law of the Sea (New York, Geneva); 1979 - 1982 Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations (New York); 1982 - 1985 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NATO Department; 1985 - 1990 Foreign Minister's Cabinet; 1987 - 1991 Member of the negotiating team for the status of US military bases in Greece (Athens and Washington, D.C.); 1991 - 1993 Minister Counselor, Embassy of Greece, Washington, D.C.; 1993 - 1996 Minister, Embassy of Greece, Cyprus...more

Alexandra Palli
Secretary General
Athens Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
Alexandra Palli was born in Athens on July 17, 1967. She studied Marketing Management and Business Studies in Athens and London. She speaks English, French and German. In June 2006, she was elected as Secretary General of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has been consecutively elected as a Member of the ACCI's Board of Directors from 1994 until today. From 1992 to 1995 she was the Marketing Director of "PALLIS SA", stationery, commercial enterprise and since 1996 she has been the Managing Director of "PALLIS SAIC" Graphic Arts Industry. She was an elected Member of the Athens Traders Association (ATA) from 1990 to 1997...more

Panagiotis Papastavrou
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Panagiotis Papastavrou is, as of 2000, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board - HEPO. He is also since 2000 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of M. Levis (Linguaphone). Form 1996 to 1999 he served as CEO of Royal Olympic Cruises, while before that (1991-96) he served as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the porcelain table manufacturer, Ionia SA. From 1987 to 1990, he was the Managing Director of Athens Pipe Works SA and from 1985 to 1987 the Managing Director of Hermes (Olivetti Subsidiary), Belgium. From 1974 to 1985 he worked for Rank Xerox, first in Greece (1974-82) as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board...more

John Papathanassiou
Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy
In September 2007, John Papathanassiou was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy. Prior to that, since March 2004, he was Deputy Minister of Development, responsible for Trade issues. He is a Member of Parliament since 2000. Born in Athens in 1954, he graduated from the Greek-German school and studied electric engineering at the Technical University of Athens. He was President and Managing Director of the firm "J.D. Papathanassiou S.A." until 31-12-02. From 1982 until 2000 he held several positions at the Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry...more

Dr. Yiannis Paraschis
Athens International Airport SA
Dr. Yiannis Paraschis is the Chief Executive Officer of Athens International Airport SA. He joined Athens Airport in 1996, and after having served in various positions he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the period from 2002 till April 2007. Dr. Paraschis holds the position of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Athens Airport Fuel Pipeline Company SA. Prior to Athens International Airport he has worked for a decade in international management consulting. He has worked with ACI EUROPE...more

Dimitrios Pazaitis
Hellenic Center for Investment (ELKE)
Dimitrios Pazaitis was appointed Chief Executive Officer to the Hellenic Center for Investment (ELKE) in March 2007. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of ELKE, Dr. Pazaitis was Financial and Investment Advisor to the Greek Minister of Economy and Finance. His various positions in the private sector focused on business development in both Greece and Belgium and international management consulting with McKinsey & Company...more

Petros P. Papageorgiou
Chairman of the Board
Hellenic Public Real Estate Group
Professor Petros Papageorgiou currently teaches at the University of Piraeus, Department of Economics, a position he has held for the past 15 years. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Greek Public Real Estate Corporation (K.E.D.) and board member of Liberis Publications Athens. Previously held positions include, Chairman of the Board of Directors of "OLYMPIC AIRLINES S.A.", until May 2006. A board member and President of the Audit Committee at ETVA Bank from 2000 to 2003 and of Seaways S.A. (Hellas... more

Loukas Papazoglou
General Secretary of the Treasury, Ministry of Economy & Finance of Greece
Loukas Papazoglou served as the Special Secretary for Privatisations since 2004. In this capacity, he supervised several privatization transactions including the I.P.O. of the Postal Savings Bank, the private placement (A.O.) of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE), the secondary offering of OPAP and the private placement (A.O.) of the National Bank of Greece. He holds an MSc in International Financial Markets from the University of Reading and he is a Business Administration graduate from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)... more

Aristides J. Pittas
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Euroseas LTD
Since 1997, Mr. Pittas has also been the President of Eurochart S.A., our affiliate. Eurochart is a shipbroking company specializing in chartering and selling and purchasing ships. Since 1997, Mr. Pittas has also been the President of Eurotrade, a ship operating company and our affiliate. Since January 1995, Mr. Pittas has been the President and Managing Director of Eurobulk, our affiliate. He resigned as Managing Director of Eurobulk in June 2005. Eurobulk is a ship management company that provides ocean transportation services... more

Nikos Polymenakos
Investor Relations Advisor

Nikos Polymenakos is an Investor Relation Advisor to OPAP, since the last IPO (July 2005). His current responsibilities include, communication of the relevant and necessary information by which the investment community can consistently make an informed judgment about the fair value of OPAP's shares. He also researches on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative studies, for the gaming and leisure industry, providing financial and capital market insight. During his professional career, he has been appointed as a project manager at the ATHENS 2004, Organising Committee for the Olympic Games... more

Vito Racanelli
Foreign Editor
Vito Racanelli is foreign editor, Europe for Barron's, The Dow Jones Business and Financial Weekly. He has written the weekly "European Trader" column since it's inception in January 2000 when he joined the print version of the magazine. He joined Barron's in October 1997 as a staff writer for Barron's Online and wrote the "Weekday Trader" column. He has appeared on CNBC, Wall Street Journal Week, and various U.S. and European television and radio news organizations, including the BBC and ABC News, among others... more

Tassos Philippakos
Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A.
Mr. Tassos Philippakos is the Chief Executive Officer and Member of Board of Directors of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A. (HAI) and also a Member of the Board of HAI's affiliate Hellas Sat Consortium. Prior to his appointment as CEO of HAI, Mr. Philippakos held key positions at Moody's Investor Service in New York for about 22 years as a Senior Vice President for the period 1997- 2004, Vice President (1989-1997), Assistant Vice President (1985-1989) and Senior Analyst (1982-1985). In the performance of his duties he worked in close co-operation with a large number... more

Plutarchos Sakellaris
Council of Economic Advisers
Plutarchos Sakellaris is Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers at the Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Finance and Professor in the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is member for Greece at the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union and serves as Deputy at the Eurogroup and ECOFIN Councils as well as Alternate Governor for Greece at the World Bank. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece, the Hellenic Public Debt Management Agency, and the Institute for Economic... more

Daniel V. Speckhard
Ambassador of the United States to Greece
Daniel V. Speckhard's last posting was as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy Baghdad where he served from August 2006-August 2007. In August 2005 he was assigned as the Director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office in Baghdad (IRMO). From 2003 to 2005 he served as Director of Policy Planning responsible for advising and assisting the Secretary General, senior NATO management, and the Council in addressing strategic issues facing the Alliance. From 2000 to 2003 he was NATO's Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs,... more

Nikolas P. Tsakos
Chief Executive Officer
Tsakos Energy Navigation
Mr. Tsakos has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since inception. Mr. Tsakos is the sole shareholder of Tsakos Energy Management. He has been involved in ship management since 1981 and has seafaring experience of 36 months. He is the former President of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Agency (HELMEPA). Mr. Tsakos is a member of the council of the Independent Tanker Owners Association (INTERTANKO), a board member of the UK P&I Club, a board member of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), a council member of the board of the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC) and a council member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS),... more

Panagiotis Zafet
Chief Executive Officer
Seanergy Maritime
Panagiotis Zafet has been our Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors since inception. Mr. Zafet has extensive experience in the management of operations in the maritime shipping industry, as well as the purchase, sale and charter of vessels. Mr. Zafet started in the liner shipping industry in 1986 at Hellasco Shipping Ltd., of which he is a co-owner. Hellasco Shipping Ltd. is active in the trade of timber products and the regular service of vessels trading between Scandinavia, Greece and Cyprus. In 1991, he founded Balthellas Chartering S.A., a ship management and shipbroking company with 2006 revenues of approximately $25 million, where he currently serves as managing director... more

Sophocles N. Zoullas
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Director
Eagle Bulk Shipping
Sophocles N. Zoullas, our Founder and a New York native, serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman,and a Director. Mr. Zoullas has been involved in the dry bulk shipping industry for 22 years with experience in strategic, commercial and operational aspects of the business. Mr. Zoullas's strategic and commercial experience includes ship purchase negotiations and financing, chartering and insurance. Mr. Zoullas's operational experience includes oversight of ship repair, maintenance and cost control. From 1989 to February 2005, Mr. Zoullas served as an executive officer and a director of Norland Shipping & Trading Corporation,... more







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