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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is the Company’s highest administrative body. Its main function is to formulate the Company’s strategy and development policy.

In general, the Board of Directors is authorized to resolve any issue that pertains to the administration and representation of the Company, as well as the management of the Company’s assets.
The Board of Directors is not authorized to resolve issues that according to the Law or the Company’s Articles of Incorporation fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the General Meeting.

The Board of Directors members are elected by a) the General Meeting, as far as the 9 members of the majority shareholder are concerned, b) the Special Meeting, as far as the 2 minority representatives are concerned and c) elections among the Company’s employees, as far as the 2 representatives of the employees are concerned. The Board of Directors has a five-year term with possibility of extension up to (1) one year.

The current Board of Directors has arisen from the employees’ elections (20-6-2022), the Special Meeting of the Minority Shareholders (9-6-2023) and the postponed 41st Ordinary General Meeting (12-9-2023).

Messrs. George Stergiou, Charalambos Sachinis, Antonis Giannikouris, Christos Karaplis, Helen-Maria Kaymenaki, Marika Labrou, Anastasia Martseki, Marina Mavromati and Efthymios Sfikas were elected by the postponed 41st Ordinary General Meeting (12-9-2023), by the Majority Shareholder of “HELLENIC PUBLIC SECTOR” with a four-year term, expiring on 06.09.2027, and a possibility of extension up to (1) one year.

Messrs. Christos Mistriotis and Panagiotis Skoularikis have been elected by the Special Meeting of the Minority Shareholders of EYDAP (9-6-2023) with a four-year term, expiring on 09.06.2027, and a possibility of extension up to (1) one year, whereas Messrs. Emmanouel Aggelakis and Georgios Alexandrakis are representatives of EYDAP employees with a four-year term, expiring on 24.06.2026, and a possibility of extension up to (1) one year.

One of the thirteen members of the Board of Directors is Executive Member – the Chief Executive Officer, Charalambos Sachinis – whereas the twelve Members are Non-Executive.

Four of the Non-Executive Members are Independent, according to the article 3 of the L. 3016/2002.

Members of the Board of Directors cannot be relatives by blood or affinity upon third grade, nor contractors or suppliers of the Company of any form or members of the Board of Directors or employees of an enterprise in a business relationship with the Company. However, Members of the Board of Directors can be members of the Board of Directors or employees of an enterprise which is connected to the Company, as defined in article 42e c.l. 2190/1920 as in force until 31/12/2018 and the L. 4548/2018.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

George Stergiou, Chair of the Board of Directors, Non-Executive Member

George Stergiou has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Environmental Governance and Sustainable Development. 

He has almost 30 years of domestic and international experience covering the private and public sectors. In his professional career he has contributed, from various positions, to the implementation of performance and efficiency improvement programs, change management and transformation processes in order to reduce costs and achieve sustainable growth in private and public companies, and has participated in complex initiatives with international organizations such as the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Bank. 

Up until recently he held the position of  the Executive Director of Development for an engineering consultancy firm. 

He is a non-executive board member of an international group subsidiary, specializing in the development of offshore floating wind parks. 

Since 1994, when he started his professional career, he has worked in international companies in the energy and automotive industry. 

He served as a CEO of an urban transport company and as a non-executive member of various Boards of Directors in energy and transport sector companies. He also held the position of Secretary General for Industry, Secretary General for Consumer Affairs and Special Secretary for Market Surveillance, at the Ministry of Development. 

As of September 2023, he holds the position of non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors at EYDAP SA.  

 
Harry Sachinis, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member

Mr. Sachinis is the Chief Executive Officer of EYDAP, the largest water and wastewater company in Greece. He has negotiated a new favorable €6 billion 20-year concession agreement with the Greek State. He is also focusing on executing a €1.6 billion 10-year investment plan, transforming the company to achieve operational excellence and become a leader in ESG ratings.

He previously held the position of Business Development Officer at Aegean Airlines.

He has been involved in private equity as a Partner at Global Finance, as an Operating Partner at Advent International and independently.

Earlier he was the Chairman and CEO of DEPA Group, where he significantly improved profitability, negotiated and completed major supply contracts worth $20 billion and contributed in the shaping of alternative gas supply routes to Europe.

He has also served as President of the McGraw-Hill Companies’ Business Information Group, which he made into one of the top global business-to-business information companies, specializing in the energy, construction, aviation, aerospace and defense industries.

Prior to this, he was President of Platts, which he built into the world’s largest energy and commodities price and information provider, and at the same time he actively promoted transparency and integrity in the global energy markets.

He was also Group Vice President of Standard & Poor’s, where he grew key strategic businesses in the financial information sector.

He has served as Vice Chairman of ATHEXClear and as a Member of the Boards of Directors of ENEXClear. He is a Member of the Boards of Directors of the Atlantic Council and οf the Investment Committee of CNL Capital.

He holds an engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 
 
Antonis Giannikouris, Non-Executive Member

Antonios Giannikouris was born in Rhodes on February 18, 1979. His parents and ancestors originate from Kos, Symi and Kalymnos. In 2002, he graduated from the Department of Architectural Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), having been honoured with three awards (Lysandros Kavtatzoglou Award, Thomaidio Award and an award from the Technical Chamber of Greece). In 2004, he followed postgraduate studies at the Department of Business Administration (MBA) of EEDE, from where he graduated in 2006. He worked in Athens until 2004 and he then returned to his hometown, Rhodes, where he runs a technical office for private project studies and real estate services, until today.

He served as the head of the appropriate sections of the Ministry of Culture, for the preservation of the morphology of the traditional settlements of the Dodecanese, as well as a member of the organizing committee for the declaration of Patmos as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He also served at the Archaeological Institute of Aegean Studies of the Ministry of Culture as a researcher for the very important project titled: "Unification of Archaeological Sites of the City of Kos" and participated as a consultant, in the museological study and application study, of the Casa Romana museum complex in Kos.

In 2008, he participated in the elections of the Panhellenic Association of Architects (SADAS-PEA) and he served the Panhellenic Association of Architects from the position of First Vice-President of the Central Delegation.

In 2014, he was elected Municipal Councilor, assumed the duties of Secretary of the Municipal Council in the Municipality of Rhodes and a member of the Regional Union of Municipalities of South Aegean. In 2018 he was elected President of the Technical Chamber of Dodecanese (TEE) and served in this position until April 2023.

In 2022, by joint ministerial decision of the Ministries of Shipping & Island Policy and Environment and Energy, he was appointed a member of the Central Council of Architecture of the Aegean (KE.S.A.A).

He is a founding member and member of the Board of Directors, in sports and cultural clubs, while he actively participates in volunteers’ activities. He is a founding member of the Rhodes chapter of the Hellenic American Organization AHEPA, where he was President and at the same time Vice President of Philanthropy and Vice President of Hellenism of the Hellenic Region of AHEPA. In recognition of his contribution, he was twice named AHEPAN of the Year at the Panhellenic Conference and International AHEPAN of the Year in the USA.

 

 
Christos Karaplis, Non-Executive Member

Christos Karaplis was born in 1975. He has twenty years of professional experience in the private and public sector, in positions of high responsibility, having worked in the banking sector and served as an advisor and director in administrative positions of the central government (Ministry of Finance, Mnistry of Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of Education).

He has studied at the Geotechnical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specializing in agricultural economics, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as at the University of Reading (UK), specializing in economics and marketing at postgraduate level. He is proficient in English and French.

He has been a non-executive member of the BoD of EYDAP and member of the Audit Committee from May 2020 to September 2023. 

 

 
Helen - Maria Kaymenaki, Non-Executive Member

Eleni-Maria Kaymenaki is an Attorney specialising in Public Law. She has a Law Degree as well as a Postgraduate Degree in Public Law from the Athens Law School, and an LLM Degree from King’s College London - University of London.

She has extensive experience representing clients in public law cases, before Greek courts of all instances and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as on a consulting basis. She is mostly experienced in Public Procurement Law, Environmental Law, Public Finances and Audit Law and Human Rights Law. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Law Journal «Theory and Praxis of Public Law» and has contributed in many publications in the field of public law.

She has also taught Training Seminars to candidates for the Greek School of Judges. Since 2019 she has served as Legal Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Hellenic Government as well as to the Minister of State. 

 
Marika Labrou, Non-Executive Member

Marika Labrou is Senior Business Advisor and Author of the book "Secrets of Success for Family Businesses in the New Era". She is a member of the Board of Directors of DEPA, Entersoft, TEKA and EYDAP. She has more than 30 years of successful executive experience in major multinational and Greek companies (BSH, HP, Microsoft, SingularLogic, Intersys, KAFKAS), the last 15 years in positions of General Manager and CEO. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration (MBA).

She is a member of WCD (Women Corporate Directors) and NED Club (Association of Non-Executive Board Members), mentor at Endeavor and WoT (Women on Top). She is also member of two Advisory Boards in AUEB (Athens University of Economics and Business). Until February 2021 she was the Vice President of ACEO (Association of CEOs in Greece) and a member of the Women's Committee of the Hellenic-American Chamber.

Being committed to compassionate leadership and to innovative entrepreneurship, she is the Founder and CEO of CEL (Compassionate Entrepreneurial Leadership) consulting agency.

 

 
Anastasia Martseki, Non-Executive Member
Natasa Martseki is a former banking executive with extensive experience in international capital markets and stock markets. She has been Director of Foreign Institutional Clients at Alpha Finance for 19 years, where she managed the largest foreign capital investors in Greece and has held similar positions of responsibility in New York, London and Zurich at Shell Oil, Citibank and Lehman Brothers.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Petroleum SA, an Independent Non-Executive member of the Board of Directors of Fourlis Trade Estates and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees. She has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors at Cepal Hellas, the Greek loan and credit receivables management company with a portfolio of €35 billion.
She is a Founding Member and Board Member of the NED Club in Greece, an organization that promotes modern Corporate Governance practices in Greek Companies through the activation of the Independent Non-Executive Members mechanism.
In 2014 she founded Bright Blue, a company active in the field of services in tourism.
She holds an MBA Degree from Columbia Business School where she studied as a Fulbright Foundation scholar, and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business Administration. She is a graduate of Anavryta High School.
She is a member of the Womentors Scientific Team, a member of Women on Boards UK, the Columbia Business School Women's Circle Club and an active volunteer at Safe Water Sports. She has participated as a trainer in Board workshops at EcoDa, as a motivational speaker at Reload Greece, as well as in numerous webinars on topics related to Corporate Governance, female entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as the empowerment of women in the today’s professional reality. Her articles on Corporate Governance and ESG, as well as the further development of women, appear in magazines of economic and tourism interest.
 
Marina Mavrommati, Non-Executive Member

Marina Mavrommati is the CEO of Printec Group since October 2015.  Printec is a leader in business-to-customer transaction technologies in Central and Eastern Europe, operating in 16 countries and employing over 900 people.

She has extensive finance and management experience working for companies such as Procter & Gamble and Barclays Bank Plc. Prior to joining Printec Group, she served as CFO and Member of the Board of Directors for Michaniki S.A.

Marina Mavrommati earned a BSc from Kings College, London, University of London and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has executive business education from Insead (France) and board education from Harvard Business School (USA) and IMD (Switzerland).

 
Efthymios Sfikas, Non-Executive Member

He is an attorney-at- law at the Greek Supreme Court, a graduate of the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a master's degree holder from the Athens Law School and a master's degree holder from the Law School of the University of Hamburg, where he studied with a scholarship from the EKPA.

He is the Director of the Legal Service of the Hellenic Development Bank and a partner in the Law Firm of Passas - Sfikas and Associates. He has been a Legal Advisor and a director of legal services for various companies in the financial sector and private sector’s enterprises in the fields of trade, tourism, and industry. He has more than thirty years of experience in both legal consulting and litigation and focuses his interest in the areas of financial law, acquisition law, capital market law and commercial law.

He speaks English and German.

From September 2023, he holds the position of the independent, non-executive member of the Board of Directors of EYDAP SA.

 
Christos Mistriotis, Non-Executive Member

Christos Mistriotis has more than 20 years of experience in Asset & Finance Management and Investment, and has been a Minority member of the Board of Directors of EYDAP since 2008.

He has served as Chief Financial Officer of one of the leading and most historic Media Groups in Greece, also headed the non-shipping investments of a prominent ship operator and owner of more than 80 ships, including a Nasdaq listed company.

He has served as Group Treasurer of a leading global Group of gaming IT solution providers in 52 countries, as Chief Investment Officer of a leading multinational Group specializing in areas such as: fixed-line telecommunications services, IT solutions and services, electronic defense systems, construction and real estate.

Mr. Mistriotis has also been a member of several board positions, both in unlisted and listed companies of the Athens Stock Exchange.

He graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters in Finance.

 

 
Panagiotis Skoularikis, Non-Executive Member

Panagiotis (Panos) Skoularikis is a banking executive with over 20 years in key managerial positions in financial services, having extensive experience in working with Boards, regulators, consultants and external auditors. He is focused on applying sound corporate governance and internal control practices, while contributing to the achievement of strategic goals through the implementation of transformational business initiatives.

He is a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of EYDAP SA, representing the minority shareholders, while he is serving also as member of the Strategy Committee and the Nominations/Remuneration Committee of the company. In the past he has also served as Board Member of ATEbank Mutual Funds.

He holds the position of General Manager at Piraeus Bank, heading Regulatory Affairs & Executive Coordination, with main focus: Relations with Supervisors (ECB, SSM, SRB, BoG) and the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, Resolution Planning, Corporate Governance & Internal Control System.

He has worked in the past for Citibank NA in London in the areas of securities & cash management, while he has served for years in various senior managerial positions at ATEbank SA in Athens, with main emphasis on strategy, transformation and investor relations.

He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Athens, post graduate degrees from The London School of Economics (M.Sc. in Economics/Operational Research & M.Phil. in Economics/European Studies), as well as a certification in Corporate Governance & Board Decision-Making from INSEAD (International Directors Programme). 

 
Emmanouel Aggelakis, Non-Executive Member

Manolis Angelakis was born in Athens. He is a graduate of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and speaks fluently English, while he has participated in a series of training seminars.

He has been working at EYDAP since 1993, as a scientific staff member. During his long career in the Company, he has obtained various managerial positions.

From 2014 until today, he holds the position of Deputy Director of Warehouses and Transport.

EYDAP employees trust him and elect him as their representative on the Company’s Board of Directors, for 14 consecutive years since 2009. Furthermore, Mr. Angelakis has served for many years, among others, as President of the "EYDAP Employees Union", member of the Board of Directors of the “Federation of EYDAP Employees”, President of EAKE EYDAP and, in January 2021, he was also elected as member of the Board of Directors of the “General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE)”.

Finally, he has served as an elected member of the Political Committee of the New Democracy Party, since 2017 for two terms.

 
George Alexandrakis, Non-Executive Member

Giorgos Alexandrakis was born on 11.6.1976 in Agrinio city, where he completed primary and secondary education.  He is a Mechanical Engineer TE, graduate of the Technological Applications School (STA) of the Western Greece University of Applied Sciences. He also holds a BA degree from the Department of Administration of Businesses and Organizations (ABO), School of Social Sciences of the Hellenic Open University and   an MBA degree   in Digital Business,   from University of West Attica.

In the years 2002-2003 he worked in Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) S.A. as an engineer. Since then he works constantly at EYDAP SA as Mechanical Engineer. He is in charge of the Department of E / M Installations of the Sewerage Network Directorate. He  has excellent command of English language  and is a certified adult trainer by the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). He is a graduate of the Academy of Labor of GSEE. He is also member of the Economic Chamber of Greece as a Class B Accountant - Tax Consultant (Registration Number 0119319). In 2004 he was elected for the first time as a member of the Board of Directors of Union of Sewerage Workers. He has served the Union of Sewerage Workers as President for 10 years. He has also been, for many years, a member of the Board of Directors of the Athens Workers Federation of Water Supply and Sewerage Company (OME EYDAP) and also member of it’s Executive Committee. Since July 2017, he has been a Representative of the Employees of EYDAP in the Board of Directors of EYDAP SA.

 

 

 
Ioannis Moutzouridis, Legal Advisor to the BoD - Director of Legal Services


Ioannis (John) Moutzouridis was born in Athens in 1975.  He originates from the city of Nafplio (Municipality of Argolida) where his family is well known for its impact at the legal and political life. He is a graduate of the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation-Athens College (1992). He graduated from the University of Athens (Faculty of Law) and holds a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Labor Law from the same University. 

John has been actively working as a Lawyer since 1999 and is qualified to practice before all degree Courts (inclusive of the Supreme Court). He is a Member of the Athens Bar Association, of the Association of Corporate Counsel of Europe (ACC), and of the Association of in-house Lawyers. He has been distinguished on various occasions for his legal practice by the international evaluation body LEGAL 500-GC Powerlist in 2019 (for the Legal Services Division of EYDAP) and in 2022 and 2023 (individually).

John has served as inhouse and external Legal Advisor to Groups of Companies, as well as to the administration bodies of media and communication legal entities. He is active in the areas of commercial, corporate, labor, procurement and administrative Law and has extensive experience in both advisory and litigation/arbitration level. 

John has also served as Special Scientific Associate-Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization, and has participated in the Project Management Team for the development of Citizen Service Centers specializing in the organization and operation of Public Administration.

Following his appointment as the Head of the Debt Recovery Department in EYDAP, he has been the General Counsel of the Legal Services Department on EYDAP since 2015 and is a participant in its Executive Committee. John is known for his business oriented approach to complex issues and his commitment to constructive problem solving.

He is fluent in English and French.

 
Christina Kontaratou, BoD Secretary

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