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Dr. Anastasios Aslidis
CFO and Treasurer, Euroseas
Dr. Anastasios Aslidis is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and member of Euroseas Board of Directors since September 2005. Euroseas trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker ESEA. Prior to joining Euroseas, Dr. Aslidis was a partner at Marsoft, an international consulting firm focusing on investment and risk management in the maritime industry. Dr. Aslidis has more than 20 years of experience in the maritime industry. Between 2003 and 2005, he worked on financial risk management methods...more

Mr. Evangelos Beis
Executive Director, Medical Resorts Ltd.
Mr. Evangelos Beis is the founding shareholder of Medical Resorts Ltd, and has been Executive Director of the company since inception. Through Beis Group of Companies, which is controlling his interests in the fields of Construction and Project Management, Evangelos has personally directed a long list of projects in Greece, Albania, FYROM and Serbia, while the Group has also implemented road-works, critical telecommunication and other projects in Libya...more

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis
President, 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. Capital Link has offices in New York, London and Athens and is a leader in investor relations for listed shipping companies, U.S. Closed-End Funds and ETFs and international companies accessing the U.S. and European markets....more

Mr. George T. Constantin
President, Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Realty Services
George T. Constantin brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience to his role as president and chief executive officer of Heritage Realty Services, LLC or "Heritage" and Heritage Investment Management, LLC. Since founding the boutique commercial real estate firm in 2005, Mr. Constantin has grown the privately held Heritage to include more than $400 million in assets, with properties throughout New York City, Westchester, Connecticut, and Washington, DC...more

Mr. Doros Constantinou
CEO, Coca-Cola Hellenic
Doros Constantinou was born in Cyprus on August 15th 1950. He graduated from Piraeus University in 1974 and holds a degree in Business Administration. Doros Constantinou started his career in auditing with Price Waterhouse where he worked for ten years. In 1985 he joined the management team of Coca-Cola Hellenic. He held various positions within the Finance Function of the Company and in 1992 he was appointed Finance Director of the Industrial Division of the Group...more

Mr. Kevin Copp
Group CFO, Hellenic Telecommunication (OTE)
Mr. Copp was born in 1964 and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Catholic University in Washington D.C.and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages from West Chester University, Pennsylvania. He has been part of the Deutsche Telekom Group since 1995 where he was most recently Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of Deutsche Telekom responsible for the Group's corporate development activities worldwide....more

Mr. John Costopoulos
CEO, Hellenic Petroleum
Mr. John Costopoulos is Chief Executive Officer of HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of its marketing subsidiary, EKO Industrial & Commercial Petroleum Company S.A. Mr. Costopoulos holds a BSc Honours in Economics from the University of Southampton, U.K. and a MBA from the University of Chicago, U.S.A. From 1979 to 1982 he worked with Procter & Gamble in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1982 to 1986 he held VP and Director's positions in Corporate and Investment Banking at the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and London...more

Ms. Dimitra DeFotis
Staff Writer - Equities, Barron's
Dimitra DeFotis has been staff writer at Barron's, the market-moving weekly magazine, for nearly a decade, penning stories about investing ideas for online and print editions. She has focused on U.S. equity research in the energy and industrial sectors, but has written about banks, restaurants, media companies, utilities and, more recently, about philanthropy and the wealthy - all with a value investor's mindset...more

Mr. Peter B. Evensen
Executive Vice President, Teekay Corporation
Peter Evensen is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Teekay Corporation, a position he was appointed to in November 2006. Mr. Evensen previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2003. Teekay is the largest transporter of seaborne oil in the world and an essential marine link in the global energy supply chain, serving the world's leading oil and gas companies...more

Mr. Nicola R. Facciorusso
Senior Vice President, Sal. Oppenheim, Director Corporate Brokerage
Born 1958 in Italy. After the high school specialisation in the Aviation & Aerospace Industry in Italy and employment at FIAT, move to Germany in 1983 to join a two-year bank apprenticeship by Dresdner Bank. From 1988 to 2000, acquisition and advisory of Southern European institutional investors investing in the German capital market successfully achieved at Dresdner Bank (today Commerzbank), CARIPLO (today Banca Intesa), BHF-Bank (today Sal.Oppenheim Group) and HVB Bank (today Unicredito). In 1992 start of active relationship as Equity Sales by leading SWFs of the United Arab Emirates...more

Mr. Pimm Fox
Anchor, Bloomberg TV
Pimm Fox is the news anchor of Taking Stock, broadcast from 3:00-6:00 p.m. EDT on Bloomberg Television, a subsidiary of Bloomberg L.P.. Together with guest industry representatives and financial experts he guides an in-depth discussion and analysis of industry and market trends with an eye to investment opportunities. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2006, Fox worked for the Dow Jones New Service in London, where he was in charge of financial services coverage for Europe, Middle East and Africa...more

H.E. Vassilis Kaskarelis
Ambassador of Greece to the United States
Ambassador Kaskarelis was born in Athens. He graduated from the Universities of Thessaloniki and Athens where he studied Economics, Politics and Law. He has a long and wide-ranging diplomatic career. Between 1976 and 1993, he served in Ankara (Turkey), in Nicosia (Republic of Cyprus), in Venice (Italy) as Consul, in Berlin (Germany) as Head of the Military Mission of Greece and after the collapse of the wall as Consul General, and in Athens at the Turkish Desk of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1993 to 1995, as Minister Plenipotentiary, he was Head of the Cabinet of the Secretary General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...more

Ms. Louka T. Katseli
Minister of Economy, Competitiveness & Shipping
Born in Athens, April 20, 1952 . State Member of the Hellenic Parliament for the Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PA.SO.K) since 2007. Married to former Minister Mr Gerassimos Arsenis. Ms Louka T. Katseli, Professor of Economics, has served as Director of the OECD Development Centre from 2003 to 2007. Prior to joining the OECD, Prof. Katseli has held several academic and non-academic positions in Greek and international organizations. She has been chair of the Department of Economics of the University of Athens (1997-2001), economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece (1993-96), special advisor to the Minister of Education (1996-97),...more

Mr. Petros Machas
Partner, 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)...more

Mr. Paul Maidment
Editor, Forbes
Paul Maidment is Editor, Forbes. A journalist and broadcaster working online since the mid-1990s, he joined Forbes in January 2001 in a dual position as editor of Forbes.com and executive editor, Forbes. During his editorship, Forbes.com has become the No. 1 business news Web site and has won several awards, including min's Best of The Web award for Editorial Excellence and the Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award for Editorial Excellence. Under his editorial leadership, traffic has increased several-fold. More than 5,000 articles are published each business day on Forbes.com, and the site reaches the largest audience of C-level executives on the Web...more

Mr. Nikos Mantzoufas
Special Secretary for Private Public Partnerships - Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness & Shipping
Nikos Mantzoufas heads up as Special Secretary the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) Unit at the Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping. The Greek PPP Unit is responsible for the implementation of a large PPP program, worth at the moment more than 5bn Euro, covering projects across sectors. Before joining the Greek PPP Unit, Nikos Mantzoufas worked at the Government & Infrastructure Advisory practice of Grant Thornton for 5 years, and prior to that at the Global Corporate & Investment Banking division of Bank of America...more

Mr. Christos J. Megalou
Managing Director, Country Manager Investment Banking, Greece and Cyprus - Credit Suisse
Christos J. Megalou is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse (CS) and Head of Investment Banking for Greece and Cyprus, based in London. Mr. Megalou joined CS from BZW, which Credit Suisse First Boston acquired in late 1997, where he was a Director in the Investment Banking division. Prior to joining BZW in London, he was with Barclays in Athens since 1989 where he was a Manager in the Corporate Finance division and later Head of the BZW office in Athens. Mr. Megalou began his career at Arthur Andersen in Athens in 1984 and Agricultural Bank of Greece in Athens in 1986...more

Mr. Ioannis Pantoleon
General Director of Finance & Development, Intralot
Mr. Ioannis Pantoleon is the General Director of Finance and Development of INTRALOT. He studied Economics specializing in Economic Analysis at the Economic University of Athens and holds a Master's degree in Financial Management and Accounting from the University of Manchester (UMIST). He started his professional career in 1992 - 1993 in INTRACOM...more

Mr. Stefanos Papapanagiotou
Director, Investment Banking, Greece Cyprus, Credit Suisse
Stefanos Papapanagiotou is a Director of Credit Suisse in the Greece & Cyprus Investment Banking Group, based in London. Mr. Papapanagiotou joined Credit Suisse in September 2005. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Papapanagiotou worked for 6 years at Deutsche Bank as part of the European Mergers & Acquisitions team, also based in London. Before moving to Deutsche Bank, he has worked for 3 years as a Fx Derivatives trader in London...more

Dr. Yiannis N. Paraschis
CEO, Athens International Airport SA
Dr. Yiannis N. Paraschis is the Chief Executive Officer of the "Athens International Airport S.A." (AIA) since 2007. Dr. Paraschis joined AIA shortly after its establishment in 1996- following a successful career in international management consulting. Dr. Paraschis is Immediate Past-President of the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, and Vice-President of the ACI World Governing Board. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors in the leading Greek Media Company DOL SA and chairman of the Board of the Athens Airport Fuel Pipeline Company S.A...more

Mr. George Patras
European Equity Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
George Patras manages large and small cap accounts for Bank of America Merrill Lynch - European Equity Sales in New York. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in October 2007, Patras headed up NBG's Greek Equities Institutional Sales desk in the US which he set up in 2000. Patras enjoys a diverse international background having worked as an investment analyst in Greece, the Balkans and China for Diageo, Alpha Bank and China Cement Corp. Patras holds a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelors degree from New York University...more

Ms. Nicole Petallides
Anchor, FOX Business Network
Nicole Petallides joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in September 2007 as an anchor. She also serves as FBN's main NYSE correspondent, reporting live daily from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to joining FOX, she was an anchor at Bloomberg Television where she reported from the New York Stock Exchange for the nationally syndicated Bloomberg Business Report and Bloomberg Market Update. While at Bloomberg, Petallides also covered weekend news and served as a business news anchor for CW-11's WPIX morning news program in New York...more

Mr. Tassos Philippakos
CEO, Hellenic Aerospace Industry
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

Mr. Dale Ploughman
CEO, Seanergy Maritime
Dale Ploughman, Seanergy Maritime, has served as a member of our board of directors and our chief executive officer since May 20, 2008. He has over 43 years of shipping industry experience. Since 1999, Mr. Ploughman has been the chairman of South African Marine Corporation (Pty) Ltd., a dry bulk shipping company based in South Africa and affiliate to members of the Restis family, and the chairman of the Bahamas Ship Owners Association. In addition, Mr. Ploughman has served as president, chief executive officer and a director of Golden Energy Marine Corp. since February 2005...more

Mr. Simos Spyrou
Director, Strategic Planning, Communications & IR, Hellenic Exchanges Group
Mr. Simos Spyrou has been working at the Hellenic Exchanges Group since 1997. Since 2004 he has held the position of Director of Strategic Planning, Communication and IR, heading both the public relations as well as the investor relations teams. He was born in 1974 and studied Mechanical Engineering at Oxford University in England. He holds post graduate degrees in Engineering, Economics & Management from Oxford University and Banking & Finance from the Economic University of Athens....more

Mr. Bruce Thompson
Head of Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bruce Thompson is managing director and head of Global Capital Markets (GCM) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As head of GCM, he has accountability for Equity Capital Markets, Investment Grade Capital Markets, Leveraged Acquisition Finance, High Yield Capital Markets, Debt Advisory Services, Loan Capital Markets, and Global Origination for Rates & Currencies. Prior to being named to his current role in July 2008, Thompson held senior leadership positions in the Global Credit Products (GCP) group, including co-head of the entire GCP platform and head of Global Leveraged Finance...more

Mr. 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, DC, 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

Mr. Nikolas P. Tsakos
CEO, Tsakos Energy Navigation
Mr. Nikolas P. 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 Limited. 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),...more

Mr. Apostolos Tsoukalas
CEO, Invest in Greece Agency
Mr. Apostolos Tsoukalas undertook the position of Chief Executive Officer of Invest in Greece Agency in July 2009. Prior to this he was Chief Executive Officer of LARCO G.M.M.S.A. Mr. Tsoukalas has an extensive experience in the private sector in various positions focused on Management & Technology Consulting. Mr. Tsoukalas holds an MS in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of New York, USA and a BS in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece...more

Mr. Gregory C. Voetsch
Executive Vice President, Head of Institutional Client Group, Knight Capital Group
Gregory C. Voetsch, Executive Vice President, Head of Institutional Client Group, is an experienced director of institutional sales trading. He oversees all institutional client sales initiatives for the company. Mr. Voetsch joined Knight as Head of Institutional Client Group in September 2002 before his appointment as Head of Sales in June 2003. In April 2004, Mr. Voetsch was appointed as Executive Vice President...more

Mr. Harry Wong
Managing Director, Head of Transportation Banking, Knight Capital Markets
Mr. Wong brings broad industry experience advising clients in investment banking and capital markets transactions. Prior to Knight, Harry was a Principal of GB Financial Partners. Harry was a Senior Managing Director at ABN AMRO, a top 20 global bank. As a senior investment banker at ABN AMRO from 1993-2002, he helped build ABN AMRO's U.S. capital markets business, developing and managing transactions in equities and debt capital markets...more

Mr. Emil Yiannopoulos
Partner, Assurance Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Emil Yiannopoulos, Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), in 1994 established and, until 30 June 2009, led the Corporate Finance and Transactions Advisory team in Greece. He is the Financial Services Industry Leader of the Greek firm, coordinating the provision of both assurance, tax and performance improvement services to the major Greek financial institutions and a member of the firm's senior management team. Recently he has assumed the Greek Territory Assurance Leadership role....more



 
 
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