Board of Directors

1. Polychronis Griveas, Chairman of BoD

Born in 1974. He holds an MBA in International Business Management from Johnson & Wales University in the United States and also a Hotel Management Diploma from IHTTI in Switzerland. He has completed the Global Strategic Management and Negotiation & Decision Making programs at Harvard Business School in Boston, the General Managers Program at Cornell University in New York and the Executive Leadership Program at CCL in San Diego, USA. From 2006 to 2017 he held the position of the Vice Chairman and CEO of Astir Palace Vouliagmenis SA and also Chairman and CEO of Astir Marina SA, where he successfully spearheaded the privatization of the company, securing at the same time record high operational profitability. He has also served in executive positions at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the largest casino in the world, Foxwoods Resort & Casinos in the USA. From 2003 to 2006 he heldthe position of the General Manager in Sofitel Rhodes and the position of the Chief Operating Officer in Sofitel Capsis Hotel chain. From April 2011 to May 2018 he held the position of Senior Advisor in Hotel Properties & Tourism Sector of the National Bank of Greece. He is a non-executive member of the boards for the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Greek Public Properties Company.

2. George Constantopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors

 

He was born in 1955. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He has a significant number of years of professional experience in the IT field in international and Greek IT companies. He was co-founder and for many years Managing Director of Byte Computer, a provider of integrated IT and communications solutions, and from 1997 to 2002 he held senior positions with  Lotus Development Corporation, an IBM subsidiary, where he was responsible for the  strategic direction and development in three countries. (Greece, Cyprus and Malta). He then worked as a Director& Partner with the international company  SBR Consulting, in transformation and development projects for technology companies based in  London. Throughout his career he has worked with companies such as Google, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Vodafone Cisco, HP, T-Systems, Expedia etc. In recent years he held the position of Chairman & Managing Director of SingularLogic group, a company developing business software applications and integrated IT solutions.

3. Vassilis Balourdos, Executive Advisor, Executive Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KEK ELTA SA

Born in 1970, he  holds a BSc degree from American College of Greece (Deree College) in Accounting and Finance and a Masters Degree from Maastricht University in International Business Strategy. In 1995 he began his career at Kraft Jacobs Suchard as a Treasury and Credit Control Manager. His career evolved into the telecommunications sector, taking charge of large companies in the industry. From 2000 until 2010 he co- operated with Vodafone, in Finance and in Commercial Directions. In 2010, he joined Wind, taking on the role of Chief Marketing Officer and the role of member of the company's BoD. He subsequently held the position of Chief Executive Director in the Marketing Divisions of Customer Contracts, Fixed Telephony and Combined Mobile and Fixed Telephony Packages, as well as Business Development. Mr. Balourdos has a significant experience across a range of commercial activities as well as developing and implementing new business partnerships in competitive markets.

4. Constantinos Kesentes, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Born in 1965. Graduated from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras where he also attended a postgraduate research program in Neural Network applications. He holds two patents in examination technologies. Co-Founder and for fifteen years CEO of Knowledge SA, a pioneering IT company with activities in innovative fields like Natural Language Processing, Speech Processing and large-scale distributed IT systems. In 2003 he undertook the position of General Manager of ECDL Hellas SA. Starting from 2009 the company, based on innovation and technology, transformed into a global leader in certification of persons, under the brand PeopleCert. He served as Executive VP and COO/CTO of PeopleCert Group (2009-2018) and as the Chairman and CEO of PeopleCert Global Services SA (2016-2018). He also served as Member of the General Council of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Board Member of Hellenic Association of Accredited Certification Bodies (HellasCert) and General Secretary of Federation of Hellenic ITC Enterprises (SEPE). Since 2019 he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GAIAOSE SA and a member of the Innovation Advisory Team of Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participation.

5. Konstantinos Lafkas, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Born in 1967. He holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, an MBA from IMD-Lausanne and an MSc in Decision Sciences from the Athens University of Economics. In addition, he has attended training programs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Stanford and Babson College, the Executive Development Program of IMD and the Young Managers Program at INSEAD. He is a seasoned professional, serving for more than 25 years in C level managerial positions, such as Selonda (CCO), Sunlight (CEO), Alfa Laval Greece (CEO), Maillis (Development Director), Epa Attikis (Retail Sales and Customer Service Manager), Bitros SA (Sales Manager), Shell (Sales Engineer). It is important to mention that he led the aggressive expansion of Greek multinationals all over the globe through organic growth and acquisition projects. In addition, he has been heavily involved in negotiations both in Greece and abroad succeeded to implement new business models and also create growth opportunities.

6. Ilias Bakelas, member of the Board of Directors as the employees’ representative.

He was born in Agrinion, Aitoloakarnania, in 1956,He is married and he is father of onechild. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, School of Economic Sciences of the Faculty of Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.He is a graduate of the Administrative Staff’s School of the Hellenic Post. He is the General Secretary of the Panhellenic Federation of Postal Associations (POST). He is elected, by general suffrage, as the employees’ representative, in the Board of Directors.He has served as a member of the Board of Directors in ELTA courier, held an Administrative position in the Vocational Education and Training centre of ELTA and in other executive and departmental posts of the company. He has an active labor, political and cultural action.

7. Giannis Moros, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

8. Pietro Corpi, Member of the Board of Directors

 

Pietro CORPI was born in Athens in 1974. He holds a Bachelor in Shipping and Finance from the University of Piraeus (Greece) and he is a Certified Investment Advisor and Broker for Equities and Derivatives from HCMC (Hellenic Capital Market Commission) and also certified on the implementation of the MiFid II directive from PWC.

He started working in 1994 as Sales Representative for “Stafilco Textiles”; a listed Company in the Athens Stock Exchange. In 1997 he moved to the shipping market and started working as a Chartering Broker. In 1998 he moved from the shipping industry to the financial sector and started working for “Euroxx Securities” – also listed in the Athens Stock Exchange – in the beginning as an Analyst and in a later stage as a Certified Broker, Trader, Investment Advisor and Head of Marketing for Derivative Products.

In 2009 he took duties in “Eurobank Equities” being responsible for trading in equities and derivatives for High and Ultra High Net-Worth Individuals. Within the context of his responsibilities he Established and Managed the Branch of Eurobank Equities which covered the needs of the Private Banking Clientele in equities, derivatives and other listed products in the Greek and Global Markets. Since 2014 he has been working for Eurobank Private Bank Luxembourg SA, holding the position of the Resident Vice President.

In parallel, being a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, Mr. CORPI found in 2003 the company “HelBa – Health Bank”, in order to provide intergraded web solutions for the sensitive field of medical health records.

Pietro CORPI is married and has two children. 

9. Vassilis Monogios, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

​​​​​​​He was born in 1974. He is a graduate of the University of Piraeus, Department of Business Administration. He holds the professional certifications of Certified Public Accountants (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece /ΣΟΕΛ), Internal Auditor (CIA / Institute of Internal Auditors) and Auditor of Risk Management Systems (CRMA / Institute of Internal Auditors).

He started his professional career in 1998 at Grant Thornton, where he initially worked, until 2008, as a Certified Auditor and later, until 2016, at the Advisory Department, as the Head of the Business Risk Services. From 2017 to 2019 he worked at Eurobank, in the General Division of Internal Audit Group (IAG), as Head of the Quality Assurance Function/ Center of Excellence for Audit Standards and Methodology. In 2019 he founded the company AMiD Corporate Governance, Internal Controls and Internal Audit Services PC.

His professional experience derives from a number of audit and consulting projects, both in the private and public sector, in areas such as: corporate governance, internal audit, internal control system, risk management, reorganization, improvement of corporate processes and corporate reporting (financial reports under IFRS and non-financial reports under GRI standards and Integrated Reporting Framework).

He has a notable lecturing, research and writing activity, on the above areas, in Greece and abroad. Lecturer on the preparation of candidates for the professional certification of Internal Auditing (CIA / IIA) continuously since 2007.

Mr. Monogios is married and father of two children.

 

 

 

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