Chairman & CEO
Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP SA)

Stelios Stavridis holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich, with postgraduate studies in Business Administration and Economics. He speaks fluently English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Stelios Stavridis is the Chairman & CEO of the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP SA). He has a long and successful career as a CEO in leading Greek companies including Lavipharm Group (Executive Director 1984-1987), Aegeon Textile Industry with 3,500 people (CEO 1988), Heracles-Lafarge Cement Industry with 3,200 people (Chairman & CEO 1991-1992), Hellenic Petroleum Corporation (CEO 1992) and Hellenic Aspropyrgos Refinery (Chairman 1992-1993). His rich business background also includes extensive international business experience in various countries.

During 1991-1992 he contributed successfully in the privatization of AGET HERACLES Cement Company (today LAFARGE GROUP) and he also participated in the privatization of the HELLENIC ASPROPYRGOS REFINERY.

Stelios Stavridis has been honored in 2006 with the Greek Quality Leader of the Year award by the European Organization for Quality.

In 1991 he founded and since then he is the Chief Executive Officer of Ideales Group (Piscines Ideales, Ideales Spa, Ideales Resort, Ideales Constructions), who is the proud recipient of many awards for its business ethics, its working environment (European Best Workplace 2009) and CSR practices. Stelios Stavridis is:

  • Chairman of the Social Dialogue Committee of EuroCommerce, an employers' Organization, representing 6 million retail and wholesale businesses employing 30 million people
  • Chairman of the CSR Committee of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman of the Antibureaucracy movement, which aims at fighting bureaucracy and corruption in Greece
  • honorary Chairman of the Franchise Association of Greece
  • vice President of the Hellenic Management Association (HMA)
  • member of the BoD of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)
  • former Chairman of the Entrepreneurship Association and of the Franchise Association of Greece
  • former vice President of the Association of the S.A. & Ltd companies
  • former vice Chairman of Olympiacos Piraeus
  • frequent speaker in many conferences, universities, etc and a columnist in various national and local newspapers