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Iordanis Aivazis
Chief Operating Officer
Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (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...more

George Alexopoulos
Director of Corporate Planning and Development
Hellenic Petroleum Group
George Alexopoulos is the Director of Corporate Planning and Development for Hellenic Petroleum Group. Previously, he was the Director of Business Planning for the Latsis Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland with particular focus on energy. He has also worked in various technical and business development positions in the Chemicals, Environmental Technology and Engineering & Construction industries, in the United States. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and M. Sc. and B. Sc. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...more

Elias Athansiou
Financial Analysis and Investor Relations Director
Elias Athanasiou joined INTRALOT in mid-2003 as Financial Analysis & Investor Relations Manager and in 2005 he was promoted to Director. Previously he has worked as an equity analyst for four years and as a corporate finance analyst at the Interamerican Insurance Group for two years. He holds a B.Sc. Cum Laude in Marketing from ULV California and an M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Strathclyde, UK. In 2003 he became a CFA Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst)...more

Panayotis Athanasoglou
Senior Economist of the Bank of Greece & Member of the Board of Directors
Invest in Greece Agency
Panayotis Athanasoglou has served on the Board of Directors of the Athens Stock Exchange. He has also served as a member of the Hellenic Competition Commission and the Committee (of the Ministry of Economy and Finance) for the encouragement and reciprocal protection of investments between Greece and other countries (participating in bilateral negotiations and a number of other countries, mainly in Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining the Bank of Greece, he worked in the private sector (as a sales and financial manager)...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...more

Natasha Boyden
Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Marine Transportation Sector
Cantor Fitzgerald
Natasha Boyden is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering the Marine Transportation Sector for Cantor Fitzgerald. In 2008, Ms. Boyden was ranked as the #3 Marine Transportation Analyst by Starmine/Financial Times for 2007 and #2 for 2006 and also ranked as one of the top 5 industrial transportation analysts in the Wall Street Journal's 2007 and 2006 Analyst of the Year Awards. Prior to joining Cantor, Ms. Boyden served as Sidoti & Company's transportation equity research analyst for four years where she focused on domestic and international shipping and railroads...more

Douglas L. Braunstein
Managing Director
Head of Investment Banking
Mr. Braunstein is the Head of JPMorgan's Americas Investment Banking and Origination, having served previously as Head of Investment Banking since 2002. He previously served as Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions since 1997. This group continues to report into him in his current role. He is currently a member of JPMorgan’s Executive Committee and the Investment Bank Management Committee....more

Spyros Capralos
Athens Exchange
Spyros Capralos is the Chairman (Executive) of the Athens Exchange and CEO of the Hellenic Exchanges Group since 2004. In June 2008 he was elected President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE). Since November 2006 he held the position of Vice-President of FESE. From 2000 to 2004 he has held the positions of the General Secretary for the Olympic Games of the Ministry of Culture and of the Executive Director and Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Organizing Committee for the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games...more

Harry Coccossis
Chief Executive Officer
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). EXPERIENCE: 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

Kevin Copp
Senior Executive V.P., Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Deutsche Telekom
Kevin Copp (43) has been with Deutsche Telekom since 1995 and is currently Head of Mergers & Acquisitions responsible for the group's corporate development activities worldwide. Prior to that he was Head of International Legal Affairs for Deutsche Telekom. Mr. Copp has a Juris Doctor degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages from West Chester University, Pennsylvania....more

John Coustas
President & Chief Executive Officer
Danaos Corporation
Dr. John Coustas is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for Danaos Corporation (DAC). Dr. Coustas has over 25 years of experience in the shipping industry and assumed management of our company in 1987 from his father, Dimitris Coustas, who founded Danaos Shipping in 1972...more

George Drimiotis
SVP, Greece & South Eastern Europe
First Data
George Drimiotis is senior vice president of First Data with overall responsibility for the company's business and operations in Greece and Southeastern Europe. Prior to his current position, Mr Drimiotis was chief information officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr Drimiotis joined First Data in July 2004 as part of the acquisition of Delta Singular Outsourcing Services from Delta Singular...more

Panagiotis Drosos
Secretary General of Investments & Development
Ministry of Economy & Finance of Greece
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

Jörg Freimund
Co-Head Indsutry Groups, Investment Banking Division
Sal.Oppenheim, Frankfurt
Curriculum Vitae - Jörg Freimund, born 1966 in Frankfurt/Germany; Professional Experience: Since 2008, Co-Head Industry Groups, Investment Banking Division of Sal. Oppenheim, Frankfurt; Prior to that 10 years in Investment Banking at Société Générale in London, Paris and Frankfurt; From 2005 to 2007 member of the Management Board of Société Générale Germany, responsible for Investment Banking; Education: Graduate in Business...more

Constantine Karides
Reed Smith
Constantine is the worldwide head of Reed Smith's Hedge Fund and Distressed Investing practices, and co-chairs the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution team. He manages the firm's relationship with more than a dozen hedge funds with in excess of $50 billion in assets. Constantine focuses his practice on the formation and ongoing counseling of hedge funds and related financial institutions, as well as structuring and implementing distressed investment strategies...more

Konstantinos Kollias
Special Secretary for Privatizations
Ministry of Economy and Finance in Greece
Konstantinos Kollias was born in Larissa in 1976. He holds a doctorate from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as a post-graduate diploma from the Business Administration Department (MBA) of the University of Piraeus. Kollias served as special adviser to the Minister of Economy and Finance between March 2004 and November 2007, when he was appointed Director General of the Ministry of Finance Training School (SEYYO)...more

Leonidas Korres
Special Secretary for Public Private Partnership
Ministry of Economy & Finance of Greece
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 with...more

Harrys Kosmatos
Senior Manager, Corporate Development
Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP)
Harrys began his career in 1994 with Elka Shipping (London) Ltd., a large dry bulk and tanker operator and in 1995 he joined the Shipping Banking Group of the Commercial Bank of Greece in London as a credit analyst. In May of 1997 he moved to New York City to join American Marine Advisors, Inc., a maritime investment banking firm, where he specialized in corporate workouts, project structuring, capital raisings (debt and equity) and other M&A advisory assignments...more

Prof. Haris Lambropoulos
Depanom S.A.
Born in 1962. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. He is married with two children and speaks fluently English and some French. Since 1993 he is elected faculty member of the University of Patras. He is Chairman of the BoD of the Public Health Infrastructure Development Company (DEPANOM) SA, Vice Chairman of the Henry Dunant Foundation (of the Hellenic Red Cross) and Adviser to the Minister of Health & Social Solidarity. Also, he is Counsellor of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Member of the BoD of Hellenic Duty Free Shops SA, as well as, of the Hajicosta Foundation...more

Petros Machas
Lykourezos Law Offices
Petros Machas was born in 1973 in Almyros - Volos, Greece. He served as member of the European Youth Parliament from 1988 to 1989. In 1995 he graduated from the University of Athens Law School. While in university, he served as aid to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also served as Member of the Board of the Student Body of the Law School. In 1996 he obtained a postgraduate degree (LL.M.) in criminal law and philosophy of law from Julius Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg Law School in Germany (magna cum laude). In June 1999 and Fall 2003 he attended the Program on Negotiations and Arbitration at Harvard University Law School...more

Alexandros P. Mallias
Greek Ambassador to the United States
Alexandros P. Mallias, Greece's Ambassador to the United States, presented his credentials to President Bush in October 2005. Joining the Greek Foreign Service in 1976, Ambassador Mallias has been at the forefront of Greece's stabilizing role in the Balkans, serving as Director of the Southeastern Europe (Balkan Affairs) Department at the Foreign Ministry in Athens in various capacities, and as Ambassador to Albania, Head of the first Mission in FYROM...more

Kostas Mallios
Biographical Abstract
General Manager, Office of the CTO and Rich Media Group
Kostas manages the Rich Media Group which focuses on strategy and product development activities in imaging and media opportunities. He also serves as Chief of Staff managing the business priorities of the corporate CTO. Since joining Microsoft in 1996, Kostas has held a variety of positions. Recently as Director of Venture Integration, Kostas drove acquisition integration for 14 deals totaling over $3B. Kostas was involved with the formation of the Microsoft Business Solutions business by leading the integration of Navision and served on the core team leading the Great Plains acquisition...more

Basile J. Neiadas
Greek National Gaming Commission
Basile Neiadas was born in Athens in 1955. He graduated from the Athens College High School in 1974 and continued his studies at the Athens University of Economics (Bachelor) and at Boston University (Master in Business Administration - Honors). After his military service in the navy, he worked for 20 years in the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics industry, first as General Manager of the family owned company "B.Neiadas and Sons SA", then as Chief Executive Officer for "R & N Pharmaceuticals SA" and finally as Development Consultant for "REMEK SA"...more

Alexandra Palli
Secretary General, Athens Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
Member of the BoD, HEPO
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...more

Anthony S. Papadimitriou
A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm
Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1955. Greek Nationality. Married. Two children. In 1977 he graduated from the Law School of Athens University In 1981 he obtained a postgraduate degree "DESS - Diplôme d' Etudes Supérieures Specialisées" in Maritime and Transport Law from the Law School of the University of Aix - en Provence (France). In 1984 he obtained B.S. (Econ.) degree from the London School of Economics....more

Ted Petrone
Navios Maritime Holdings
Mr. Petrone became a director in May 2007 having become President of Navios Corporation in October 2006. He heads Navios' worldwide commercial operations. Mr. Petrone served in the Maritime Industry for 30 years, of which 27 were with Navios. After joining Navios as an assistant vessel operator, Mr. Petrone worked in various operational and commercial positions. For the last fifteen years, Mr. Petrone was responsible for all the aspects of the daily commercial Panamax activity, encompassing the trading of tonnage...more

Tassos Philippakos
Chief Executive Officer
Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A. (HAI)
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)...more

Vito Racanelli
International 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

Dennys S. Plessas
Vice President Business Development Initiatives
Europe, Middle East, & Africa
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics/International
Dennys Plessas has assumed responsibilities for Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics Co. as Business Development Initiatives Vice President for Europe, Middle East, India & Africa since 1999. Dennys Plessas (57) has 32 years of direct involvement in the aerospace industry. His career includes active leading participation in the establishment of aircraft maintenance and modification facilities, the establishment of joint ventures and strategic alliances for major international programs, as well as direct business development management...more

Nikos Stathopoulos
Senior Partner
BC Partners
Mr. Stathopoulos is a Senior Partner of BC Partners, one of the world's leading Private Equity firms with over $17 billion of funds under management, based in London. He has over 11 years experience in private equity. Since joining BC Partners in 2005, Mr. Stathopoulos led the €1 billion public to private acquisition of Hyatt Regency, Greece's leading hotel and casino operator (representing the first leveraged buyout of a public company in Greece) and the $3.2 billion...more

Eric F. Trump
Executive Vice President, Development & Acquisitions
The Trump Organization
Eric F. Trump joined The Trump Organization in 2006 after graduating with honors from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a degree in Finance and Management, and a minor in Psychology. As the Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions, Eric is actively involved in all aspects of real estate development, both nationally and internationally. From the initial acquisitions and development partnership to the final design, construction, sales and marketing functions, he plays a pivotal role in more than 70 active Trump projects around the world...more

Sotirios J. Vahaviolos
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Mistras Group Inc.
Dr. Sotirios J. Vahaviolos is the Founder and Chairman CEO of Physical Acoustics Corporation (PAC) in 1978 and it's parent the MISTRAS Group, Inc. in 1994 a "Total NDT Solutions Company" (Software and Products, Services and Inspection Infornmation Technologies) whose headquarters are located in Princeton, New Jersey. After acquiring CONAM Inspection Inc. in 2003 the MISTRAS Group has become the undisputed leader of Technology Enabled NDT Services giving the customer unique proprietary solutions while optimizing inspection productivity of outsourced inspection work...more







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