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Spyros Capralos
Chairman, The Athens Exchange S.A.

Spyros Capralos was born in 1955. He studied Economics at the University of Athens and earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration from INSEAD University in France.

In October 25th 2004 he was appointed as Chairman of the Athens Exchange S.A. and Chief Executive Officer of the Hellenic Exchanges S.A. In November 2006 he was elected as vice President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE).

On March 2004, he was appointed General Secretary for the Olympic Games of the Ministry of Culture by the Prime Minister and City Manager during the Olympic Games.

As of June 2000, he was Executive Director and Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Organizing Committee for the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games.

He has served as Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Greece, Chairman of ETEVA (bank), Chairman of the Insurance Company Astir, Managing Director of EPIRUS Co., Managing Director of EFG Balkan Investments, Managing Director of the Bank of Athens, following a 10-year international banking career as Vice-President of Bankers Trust Company (Paris, New York, Athens, Milan).

He set out his sporting career as a Hellenic Champion in Swimming, and participated in the Moscow and Los Angeles Olympic Games as a Water Polo player. He has served as Member of the Board of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and Chef de Mission of the Hellenic Delegation in the Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 1993 Mediterranean Games. In addition, he has been a Member of the Board of the European Swimming Federation, and the Technical Commission of the European Olympic Committees. He has served as Sports Director of the ATHENS 2004 Bid Committee, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Organizing Committee ATHENS 2004 since its establishment.

He speaks English, French and Italian fluently.