Despina - Magdalini (Diana) Markaki
George Provopoulos has extensive experience in the banking sector both in Greece and abroad, but also an academic career as an Associate Professor at the University of Athens, Department of Economics (1979-2007).
During his tenure as Governor of the Bank of Greece (2008-2014), and Member of the Governing Council and the General Council of the European Central Bank, he managed the complete restructuring of the Greek banking system in the midst of the recent economic and financial crisis. During the same period, he has been Alternate Governor at IMF and member of BIS (Bank for International Settlements).
Previously, he was Vice-Chairman and Managing Director at Piraeus Bank (2006-2008), Chairman and CEO of Emporiki Bank (2004-2006) and member of the Executive Committee at Alpha Bank (1994-2004).
Further positions of George Provopoulos include: General Manager at the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (1993-1997), Deputy Governor at the Bank of Greece (1990-1993), Chairman of the Council of Economic Experts at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (1989-1990).
George Provopoulos is a Greek national, holds a Doctorate in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics from Essex University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Athens.
Takis Doumanoglou is a seasoned investment banker with more than 25 years of investment banking experience. He has held senior executive positions including CEO, in prestigious domestic investment banking houses (Alpha Finance, ETEVA, IBG). Takis Doumanoglou has also worked on the borrowers’ side, which gave him the opportunity of a global exposure on both sides of credit.
During his career, he served on several venture capital investment committees and various Boards of Directors. His experience includes leading teams of professionals working on several sizeable privatization, corporate finance and M&A projects.
Takis Doumanoglou has also served as a member of the Selection Panel and subsequently the Executive Board of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF), as an appointee of the Bank of Greece.
Takis Doumanoglou is a Greek national and holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Anastassios Kallitsantsis, Managing Director of ELLAKTOR Group, is one of the founders and major shareholders of ELLAKTOR S.A., being an active member of the construction industry in Greece since 1976.
For almost 15 years, he had been Chairman of ELLAKTOR S.A., Chairman and CEO of EL.TECH. ANEMOS S.A. (development and operation of wind farms).
He also served on the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) since 2005, as a Secretary General between 2008-2010 and Vice President since May 2010. In addition, he is Member of the Board of Directors of SEV Business Council for Sustainable Development since its incorporation (2008), and he had been Chairman of the Board of Hellenic Association of Independent Power Producers since its establishment and until 2018.
Anastassios Kallitsantsis is a Greek national and a Civil Engineer with a degree from the National Technical University of Athens (1976).
Alexandros Exarchou, Managing Director of AKTOR, distinguished lawyer, has significant experience in negotiating corporate contracts, such as Joint Venture Agreements, Consortium Agreements, Shareholders Agreements and Share Sale Agreements.
Alexandros Exarchou has been involved in well-known BOT projects in Greece (Metro of Thessaloniki, Rio-Antirrio Bridge, Athens Metro Project, Olympic Airways S.A. Maintenance and Repair Hangar, Egnatia Odos, Piraeus Port, Athens International Airport, Macedonia Airport New Terminal, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Costa Navarino) and abroad (Mafraq STP Abu Dhabi, Blue City Oman etc.).
Alexandros Exarchou has a bachelor’s degree from the School of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as a diploma in English Legal Studies and a Master of Laws degree from the School of Law of the University of Manchester.
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.
Diana Markaki is Global Director at Gategroup, at the company’s headquarters in Switzerland, 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.
She is also on the Board of Directors of 5G Ventures SA, which manages Phaistos Fund, a mutual fund that invests in companies active in the research and development of 5G applications and services.
She has also held leadership positions at the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a project of significant geopolitical importance, at the company’s headquarters in Switzerland, with particular focus on Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) matters, and served as Programme Consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UDP) in New York.
She is a lawyer by trade with more than 15 years’ experience at international law firms and as corporate General Counsel in leading companies in Greece and abroad, specialized in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Over the course of her career she has advised major international companies on debt and equity raising, IPOs & rights issues, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, project financing and corporate restructuring.
She holds a Law degree and LL.M. in International and European Law from the University of Athens School of Law and an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School.
Diana Markaki is based in Switzerland, she is Swiss Chair of the ‘50/50 Women on Boards’ global campaign and member of the Women Corporate Directors global foundation.
Eleni Papaconstantinou is a Partner of the leading law firm Papaconstantinou. She has extensive advisory and judicial experience in commercial, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, and competition law. Eleni Papaconstantinou has successfully handled major complex and diverse transactions as well as large-scale litigations, including litigation before the Greek Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice.
Eleni Papaconstantinou has served as a member of clients’ Boards of Directors. Between 2004 and 2015 Eleni Papaconstantinou has been an independent member of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit and HR committees of S&B, an industrial minerals company then listed on the Athens Stock Exchange. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).
In 2012 Eleni Papaconstantinou was a member of the expert committee of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF). Since 2008 she has been a member of the investment committee of Alpha Taneo, a Venture Capital Fund managed by Alpha Ventures, a subsidiary of Alpha Bank.
Eleni Papaconstantinou is a Greek national and holds a first class honours degree from the London School of Economics, ranking top of her class, a Master’s Degree from Harvard Law School and a Doctorate (Grande Distinction) from Universite Libre de Bruxelles. She is a member of the Athens and New York Bar Associations. She speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish.
Yiannis Pehlivanidis has had an extensive career in banking with a strong track record of managing organizations successfully both in Greece and across diverse cultures in challenging environments.
He began in First Chicago in 1980 (Greece, UAE, UK), returned to Greece to work at Bank of America and then led the launch of Xiosbank and NovaBank, which pioneered in retail banking in Greece. Following a year with Eurobank in Romania he was appointed to the position of Deputy CEO at The National Bank of Greece, the country’s largest banking institution with expanded presence in the Southeastern Europe region (April 2004 – December 2009).
He has worked as an independent consultant in financial restructuring and served as the first CEO of PQH, Greece’s Single Liquidation entity entrusted by the central bank with the management of 16 financial institutions under liquidation.
Mr. Pehlivanidis holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Wesleyan University (USA) and a M.Sc. in Economics from The London School of Economics (UK).
Konstantinos Hadjipanayotis has extensive experience in the banking sector, being the co-founder of AegeanBalticBank (ABBank) and holding the position of CEO of the bank since its establishment in 2002.
From 1989 to 2002 he was the Director and Vice President of the BoD of Euro Finance Services S.A., having previously held senior positions at First National Bank of Chicago, Greyhound Corp., as well as in a number of major shipping companies.
Konstantinos Hadjipanayotis holds a MA in Economics from Waterloo University in Canada and a BA in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business.