Aristides (Aris) Xenofos
Athina Chatzipetrou holds a BSc in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She also holds a MSc in Operational Research from the University of Athens and a MA in Heritage Management from the University of Kent.
She has worked, among others, as a regional finance manager at Coca-Cola Hellas, as a Finance director at Beiersdorf Hellas, and as Group CFO of Toyota Hellas S.A. Also, as a Finance advisor at the Ministry of Development and Competitiveness, as a Resident advisor at the Netherlands enterprise agency (RVO) and in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), as a President of the BoD and CEO of the Archaeological Resources Fund.
She currently works as a President of the BoD and CEO of the Hellenic Development Bank SA.
With a career of more than 25 years, Odysseas Christoforou is a highly experienced executive, with a tenure in senior management roles, at important Greek and multinational companies, which operate in the sectors of games of chance, banking, financial and consulting services.
He has served, inter alia, as General Manager at the Bank of Greece (2009-2014), Group Chief Communications Officer at Bank of Cyprus (2006-2008), Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Emporiki Bank (2004-2006) and Chief Sales and Communications Officer at Ernst & Young SE Europe (2002-2004).
Since 2014, he is part of the top management team of OPAP, the largest gaming group in Greece and one of the most renowned in its sector internationally, having an active role in strategy development and the management of critical business activities.
In June 2019, he was appointed Deputy CEO at OPAP and he also serves as Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the company. As part of his duties, he is responsible for the company’s activities in the fields of Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate and Marketing Communication, Public Relations, Sponsorships and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Moreover, as a member of OPAP’s leadership, he participates in the Board of Directors (BoD) of group subsidiaries. The BoDs have the overall responsibility for outlining company strategies and growth policies, as well as overseeing the companies’ administration. Specifically, he serves as:
Mr. Christoforou is a graduate of the Department of Social Work of the University of West Attica and holds a master’s degree in Public Relations and Communications from the Ulster University (N. Ireland).
Mr. Aristides Xenofos has more than 25 years of professional experience in fund management markets and financial sector, having served as top executive in a number of Asset Management Companies in Greece and Central & SE Europe and in entities of Institutional nature, as well as an executive member in numerous committees in top private Greek Banks in Greece and abroad.
In particular, he served as Deputy General Manager at Alpha Asset MFMC (Greece), CEO at Eurobank Asset MFMC (Greece), Chairman at Eurobank FMC (Luxembourg) SA, Chairman at EFG Eurobank MFMC SAI SA (Romania) and CEO at HFSF, contributing decisively in the development of institutional asset management in respective markets and enhancing trust in the banking sector.
Mr. Xenofos has also served as Chairman at the Hellenic Fund and Asset Management Association (HFAMA) and member of the Board at Directors of Athens Stock Exchange.
Mr. Xenofos holds Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics with Honors from Athens University of Economics and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr Leivadarou is an engineer for new technologies and innovation.
She has more than 15 years of experience in development projects, natural resources management and in the strategic planning for investments focused in the energy transition. She has worked in European and World Bank projects, in collaboration with international organizations such as the United Nations and Groups of companies such as Hellenic Petroleum.
Her major is a MEng in civil engineering and she holds a MSc in water resources management, both from National Technical University of Athens. During the course of her career, she moved to the United Kingdom where she obtained an MPhil in economics of infrastructures and a PhD from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, both from the University of Cambridge. Through her research in patents for green technologies, she had the privilege to work with exceptional academics, in a broad range of research projects.