Born in 1951 in Alexandria, Egypt, Mr. Arapoglou has held a number of senior positions in international investment banks in London (1977-1991) and management positions in Greek banks and subsidiaries of international banks in Greece (1991-2000). He has served as Managing Director and Global Head of the Banks and Securities Industry of Citigroup in London (1999-2004) and Chairman and Managing Director of the National Bank of Greece (2004-2009). He was elected to the position of Chairman of the Hellenic Bank Association (2005-2009) and has served as Managing Director of commercial banking and executive member of the Board of Directors of the investment group EFG — Hermes Holding SAE (2010-2013). He is Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Board of Directors of Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) LIMITED, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Non-Executive Director of EFG Hermes Holding SAE, listed on the stock exchanges of Cairo and London, and Non-Executive Director of Credit Libanais SAL and of Bank Alfalah, listed on the Stock Exchange of Karachi, representing IFC on the Bank’s Board. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Naval Architecture and Business Administration from Greek and British universities.
Born in Cyprus in 1949, Mr. Riris completed his high-school education in Cyprus, before continuing his higher education and professional qualifications at Birmingham City University. Kyriacos completed his professional exams with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in the UK in 1975, becoming a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants in 1985. Since 1976 his work experience has largely taken place in Greece, including promotion to Partner in 1984. During his professional career in Greece, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Greek Firm of PwC. In the role of Senior Partner of PwC, his responsibilities have successively included that of Managing Partner of the Audit and the Advisory/Consulting Lines of Service respectively, and later Deputy Territory Senior Partner for a period in excess of 5 years. As Partner responsible for the Audit Line of Service of PwC, he undertook and presented sustainability studies, reorganization and redesigning of internal functions and internal control methodologies for a large number of Greek and Multinational companies. Moreover, this experience included the valuation of companies for the purpose of mergers & acquisitions. In 2009, he was voted Chairman of the Board of PwC in Greece, and it is in this position that his career with the Firm ended on June 30, 2014. With a career spanning some 40 years he has accumulated vast experience with both Domestic and Multinational entities in a variety of sectors and industries, including Manufacturing, Shipping, Commerce, Food & Beverages, Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, and Information Systems, to name a few. Additionally, he gained extensive experience in the Hospitality and Leisure industry, with emphasis in large luxury resorts and city hotels, has been gained.
Born in 1954 in Nicosia, Cyprus, Mr. Colakides is the CFO of TITAN Group. He started his career in banking at Citibank Greece where he held the positions of Head of FIG, Head of Corporate Finance and Local Corporate Banking (1979 – 1993). In 1993 was appointed executive Vice Chairman at the National Bank of Greece, Vice Chairman of ETEBA Bank S.A. and member of the BoD of other affiliates of NBG. In the period 1994 – 2000 worked at TITAN Cement Co. S.A. as Group CFO and member of the Board. He was also responsible for a number of acquisitions in SE Europe and the U.S. During 2000 – 2007 served as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Piraeus Bank S.A. overseeing the domestic Wholesale and Retail Banking business as well as the group’s International network and activities. Joined EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A. in 2007 assuming the position of Deputy CFO – Group Risk Executive (2007 – 2013) overseeing the Risk Management functions of the Group. He is also member of the BoD of EUROBANK CYPRUS Ltd. Has a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the London Business School.
Born in 1964, Mr. Antholis is director and CEO of the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history. From 2004 to 2014, he was managing director at the Brookings Institution. He has also served in government, including at the White House’s National Security Council and National Economic Council, and at the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff and bureau of economic affairs. He has published two books, as well as dozens of articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces on U.S. politics, U.S. foreign policy, international organizations, the G8, climate change, and trade. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in politics (1993) and his B.A. from the University of Virginia in government and foreign affairs (1986).
Born in 1954 in Limassol – Cyprus, Mr. Artemis studied Civil Engineering at the Queen Mary and Imperial Colleges of London University and holds a B.Sc. (Engineering) and a M.Sc. degree. Since 1985 he is an executive member of the Board of Directors of Commercial General Insurance Group and Chairman since 2002. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation and of the Council of the Cyprus Red Cross Society. He has served as member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Cyprus Group (2000-2005), Vice-Chairman (2005-2012) and Chairman (2012-2013). He has also served as member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (1988-1994) and as Honorary Consul General of South Africa in Cyprus (1996-2012).
Born in 1968 in Athens, Greece, Mr. Canellopoulos was Investor Relations Director of the Group from 2001 to May 2016. From 1995 to 2001, he worked in various positions in the Finance Department of the Group. Previously he had worked as a financial analyst in AIG and in the Financing Division of EFG Eurobank. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Canellopoulos Adamantiadis S.A. and Grivalia Properties REIC. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Listed Companies (ENEISET). He studied Economics (B.A.) at Brown University. and Business Administration (M.B.A.) at New York University/Stern School of Business.
Born in 1988 in Athens, Greece, Mr. Canellopoulos holds a BA in Economics with Honors from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD, where he received the Henry Ford II Prize. He is currently Cement Operations Director of TITAN Cement Group’s Greek Region. Since 2012, he has covered various roles within the Group’s Finance and Strategic Planning functions. Prior to that, he worked for Separation Technologies LLC.
Born in 1965, Mr. David began his career as a certified investment advisor with Credit Suisse in New York. He then served in several executive positions within Leventis Group Companies in Nigeria, Greece and Ireland. Today he serves as the Chairman of Frigoglass SA and is on the Boards of A.G. Leventis (Nigeria) PLC, the Nigerian Bottling Company, Beta Glass (Nigeria) PLC, Ideal Group and Pikwik (Nigeria) Ltd. (Joint venture with Pick n Pay, South Africa).
Born in 1962 in Athens, Greece, Mr. Papalexopoulos started his career as a business consultant of McKinsey & Company Inc. in USA and Germany. Subsequently, he joined TITAN in 1989 and is the Chief Executive Officer of TITAN Cement Company S.A. since 1996. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), and a member of the Board of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the European Round Table for Industrialists (ERT). He holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ-1985) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (1987).
Born in 1966 in Athens, Greece, Mrs. Papalexopoulou worked from 1992 to 1997 as a senior officer in the TITAN Group Exports Division. Today she is TITAN Group’s Strategic Planning Director. Previously, she had worked for the OECD and the consultancy firm BOOZ, Allen & Hamilton in Paris. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece (from 2010 until July 2015), Frigoglass (from 2003 to February 2015) and Emporiki Bank (from 2007 to 2009). She is a member of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola HSC AG, of the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation and of ALBA Graduate Business School. She serves as trustee in The American College of Greece. She studied Economics at the Swarthmore College, USA, and Business Administration (M.B.A.) at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Born in 1946 in Athens, Greece, Mr. Sabatacakis held (from 1999 to 2004) the position of Chief Risk Manager in Citigroup Inc. He was also a member of the Management Committee and Director of Citicorp and Citibank, N.A. From 1992 to 1997, he was in charge of the financial services subsidiaries of the American International Group, its treasury operations, and the market and credit risk activities. He was a member of the executive committee and partner of C.V. STARR. He has also worked at Chemical Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase). He has served as Chairman of Plan International and Childreach International (Non-profit Organization), as trustee of the Athens College in Greece, and as member of the Board of Directors of the Gennadius Library. He has earned three degrees from Columbia University: a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.), a master’s degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) and a Ph.D. in Economics.
born in 1960, Mr. Triantafyllides studied in Oxford University, Worcester College (M.A. (Jurisprudence) and in the University of California at Berkeley (LL.M.). He is member of the Cyprus Bar Association – Admitted 1984; Committee on Offshore Business of the Cyprus Bar Council, 1988 -; Committee on the Cyprus Stock Exchange of the Cyprus Bar Council, 2000 -, Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) 2006 – 2012. His practice areas are: Banking and Finance, Capital markets, M&A and Joint Venture, General Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Restructuring, Tax, Financial Services and Securities Regulation. Stelios Triantafyllides has been working with and been a partner of the law firm of Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC since 1983. His practice focuses specifically on international business transactions. He is the legal adviser to the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. He regularly advises the IFC, the EBRD, Deutsche Bank and other major banks, such as UBS, Renaissance and other investment banks.
Born in 1966, Dr. Vassalou is a Partner in Perella Weinberg Partners’ Asset Management business. In this role, Dr. Vassalou is responsible for leading the PWP Global Macro business which manages volatility-targeting, multi-asset class systematic strategies on behalf of primarily institutional investors. Dr. Vassalou has more than 10 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners in July of 2013, Dr. Vassalou was at MIO Partners, a subsidiary of McKinsey & Company, where she served as a Portfolio Manager and Head of Asset Allocation. She was previously a Global Macro Portfolio Manager of SAC Capital Advisors. Prior to that, Dr. Vassalou she was responsible for global quantitative research, as well as the development and management of global quantitative trading strategies at Soros Fund Management. Dr. Vassalou began her career in academia and she was an Associate Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School which she joined in 1995. Dr. Vassalou is a Past President of the European Finance Association and was the Chair of the 2008 European Finance Association Meetings. A Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London for many years, Dr. Vassalou is a past member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Vienna-based Guttmann Center of Competence in Portfolio Management. Dr. Vassalou earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Athens, and holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from London Business School. Dr. Vassalou is the recipient of several professional awards and she was included in the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds in 2015. Since 2016, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP).
Born in 1961 in Athens, Greece, Mr. Zarkalis is the President and CEO of Titan America, since 2014. He served as Chief Financial Officer (C.F.O.) of the Group from 2010 until May 2014 and as Executive Director for Business Development and Strategic Planning from 2008 until 2010. For 18 years, he held a number of global business leadership positions in the U.S. and Switzerland with Dow Chemical Co. Among others, he served as Vice President of Dow Automotive, Business Director for Specialty Plastics & Elastomers, Business Director for Synthetic Latex, etc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) from Pennsylvania State University.
Born in 1948, Ms. Zulficar is one of the founding partners of Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, a specialized law firm of eight partners and more than 35 associates, which was established in June 2009 and grew into one of the best ranked law firms in Egypt. She was previously senior partner at Shalakany Law Firm and Chair of its Executive Committee for many years. Ms. Zulficar is recognized in local and international legal circles as a precedents setter and one of Egypt’s most prominent corporate, banking and project finance attorneys. As an M&A and capital markets transactions specialist, she has led negotiations on some of Egypt’s and the Middle East’s largest and most complex successful transactions over the past three decades. Ms. Zulficar has also played an instrumental role in modernizing and reforming economic and banking laws and regulations as a former member of the board of the Central Bank of Egypt and as a prominent member of national drafting committees. She is also a leading human rights activist, recognized locally and internationally and has initiated several successful campaigns for new legislation including women’s rights, freedom of opinion and family courts. She served as VP of the Constitutional Committee of 50 and played a key role in drafting the 2014 Egyptian Constitution, and is currently member of the National Council for Human Rights. Ms. Zulficar has served as Non-Executive Chairperson of EFG Hermes since 2008. She has recently been elected President of the Egyptian Microfinance Federation and has been chairing several NGOs active in social development and microfinance to poor women. Internationally, she has served as elected member of the international Advisory Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council for two terms, ending in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science from Cairo University and an LLM from Mansoura University as well as an honorary doctorate degree in law from the University of Zurich.
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