Dr. Andreas Taprantzis is the CEO of Avis, the leading car rental company in Greece, with more than 500 people, a wide network of car rental stations, a fleet of about 35,000 vehicles, a balance sheet of about €500 million and annual revenues in excess of €180 million.
Prior to his current position, he was the Executive Director of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, responsible for all infrastructure and real estate assets, including airports, ports, marinas, hotels and numerous land plots and properties, such as the old Athens Airport, Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni, peripheral airports and many others. During his term, the HRADF materialized contracts worth about €12.5 billion, attracting multiple derivative investments.
He has more than 20-year managerial experience in many economic sectors and industries of the private and public sectors. He was the CEO of the Hellenic Post Office (ELTA) from 2005 up to 2009, while at the same time he was member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Postbank (TT). During his term, ELTA achieved total revenues exceeding €600 million and sustainable profit of over €50 million annually, as a result of radical reorganization and investments in new technologies (automatic sorting, hybrid post office, express prepaid products, etc.).
His work in ELTA and his contribution to the evolution of the postal sector has been globally recognized. In January 2006, he was elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Post Corporation (IPC), the equity association of the 25 largest postal operators in the world, accumulating 85% of the global cross-border postal business. In August 2008, after the voting process between the 192 Post Offices of the world, he was elected Chairman of the Postal Operations Council (POC) of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), based in Bern, for the period 2008 to 2012, a very significant distinction for the first time to a Greek person.
In January 2010, he has undertaken the duties of Chief Operating Officer and Retail Banking Managing Director of the Hellenic Postbank (TT) as well as BoD member and Chairman of the Audit Committee. In December 2010, he assumed responsibilities as Deputy CEO of T Bank (an affiliate of the Hellenic Postbank).
Dr. Taprantzis is a Chemical Engineer, with a PhD Degree in AI Systems from NTUA, as well as an MBA and an AMP from INSEAD.