George Peristeris was born in Athens Greece in 1957, and he received his degree in Civil Engineering in 1980 from the National Technical University of Athens. His professional involvement with TERNA S.A. began in 1981. From 1982 through 1984 Mr. Peristeris was the Construction Director of major hydraulic and railway related projects. In 1984 he was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TERNA S.A.

Major achievements through his career include:

  • In 1993 TERNA S.A. is listed in the Athens Stock Exchange.
  • In 1997 he established TERNA ENERGY S.A. to enter the renewable energy production sector. TERNA ENERGY has already become a leading company in RES in SE Europe.
  • In 1999 GEK - TERNA Group was consolidated.
  • President of Hellenic Association of Renewable Energy Producers.
  • In 2002 he became Executive Chairman of GEK TERNA S.A.
  • In 2003 HERON THERMOELECTRIC SA was established to become the first privately owned Greek thermoelectric plant. HERON II, III, IV followed.
  • Presently he maintains constant involvement in the sectors of Construction, Fossil and Renewable Energy Sources. The company produces renewable energy in Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, and U.S.