Comninos-Alexios Comninos has worked for Merrill Lynch International Private Banking Group (1994-1998), has set up the Private Banking Division for the National Bank of Greece and headed the department until 2002. He joined Marfin Egnatia Bank in 2002 as Group Director of Wealth Management & Private Banking and remained in this position until July 2008.
From July of 2008 until September of 2011 he was an executive member of the Board of Directors of HYGEIA Group, C.E.O. of MITERA S.A., and president of the Boards of various medical and commercial subsidiaries in Greece and abroad.
From September 2011 until May 2012 he was an executive officer of Marfin Investment Group.
Comninos-Alexios Comninos was born in Athens in 1965. He holds a B.A. degree in Business Economics and in Organizational Behavior & Management from Brown University, an M.Sc. degree in Real Estate Development & Investment from New York University and an MBA degree from IMD.
Michael Katounas is currently the Deputy CEO of QInvest LLC, one of the leading Middle Eastern investment groups based in Qatar.
He has more than 20 years of international experience having worked in London, Dubai, Doha, Amsterdam and Athens.
Prior to joining QInvest, Michael Katounas held positions at Credit Suisse, ABN Amro, Procter & Gamble and Shell Oil with experience in debt and equity principal investments as well as M&A, corporate finance and restructuring transactions. He has completed transactions with a total value of more than US$50bn throughout his career.
He currently holds a number of Board roles including on the Board of Directors of Panmure Gordon PLC, Intercat Hospitality LLC and PraxiaBank (ex. CrediCom). He also serves on the Board of Governors of Doha College.
Michael Katounas graduated with a Master of Science in International Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a member of the UK Institute of Directors and a graduate of INSEAD’s International Directors Programme.
Diana Markaki is Global Director at Gategroup, responsible for $1 billion worth of fixed assets in more than 60 countries and has delivered numerous major construction projects globally, leading multi-functional and multi-cultural teams.
Before joining Gategroup she held leadership positions at the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a project of significant geopolitical importance, at the company’s headquarters in Switzerland.
She is a lawyer by trade with more than 15 years’ experience at international law firms, as corporate General Counsel in leading companies both in Greece and abroad, as well as Executive Manager in large corporations in Switzerland. She has advised major international companies on debt and equity raising, IPOs & rights issues, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, project financing and corporate restructuring.
She served as Programme Consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UDP) in New York, as well as member of the support team for the 2005 UN World Summit.
She has a Law degree and LL.M. in International and European Law from the University of Athens. She is an Executive MBA candidate at Harvard Business School.
Diana Markaki is based in Switzerland and is a member of the Women Corporate Directors foundation and the 2020 Women on Boards campaign.