SVP, Greece & South Eastern Europe
George Drimiotis is senior vice president of First Data with overall responsibility for the company's business and operations in Greece and Southeastern Europe.
Prior to his current position, Mr Drimiotis was chief information officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Mr Drimiotis joined First Data in July 2004 as part of the acquisition of Delta Singular Outsourcing Services from Delta Singular. He was General Manager of the ITOS (IT Outsourcing Services) business unit from 2001 with overall responsibility for the operation, performance and profitability of outsourcing services. Before 2001, Mr Drimiotis was payments systems manager for Delta Informatics, an established IT and third party processing company in Greece. Delta Informatics was merged with Delta Singular in September 2001.
Mr Drimiotis has 20 years of experience in the financial services and IT industries, with specific expertise and extensive knowledge in payment systems and payment services. He started his career in major IT project implementations and moved on to business development, operations and general management. He has been involved with the launch of payment card products for most Greek banks, providing implementation, consulting and business development support.