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, according to the article 11 of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation.

The current Board of Directors was elected during the Special Meeting of the Minority Shareholders (11/6/2018), the employees’ elections of June 2017 and the General Meeting (26/6/2019). Messrs. Theodora Varvarigou, Charalambos Sachinis, Anastasios Tossios, Ekaterini Beritsi, Alexandros Nasoufis, Aggelos Amditis, Michail Stavroulakis, Dimitris Konstantakopoulos and Αlexandros Pouliasis were elected by the Ordinary General Meeting of the 26th of June 2019, by the Majority Shareholders of “Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A. (HCAP)” and “Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)” with a five-year term and a possibility of extension up to (1) one year, according to the article 11 of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, expiring on 28.06.2024. Mr. Alexandros Pouliasis was elected upon suggestion of the Minister of Finance to the Majority Shareholder of “Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A.”, according to the section b of the paragraph 4 of the article 197 of the L. 4389/2016. Messrs. Christos Mistriotis and Panagiotis Skoularikis have been elected by the Special Meeting of the Minority Shareholders of EYDAP S.A. (11 June 2019) with a term until the 11th of June 2023, whereas Messrs. Emmanouel Aggelakis and Georgios Alexandrakis are representatives of the EYDAP employees with a term until the 6th of July 2022.

Two of the thirteen members of the Board of Directors are Executive Members – the Chief Executive Officer, Charalambos Sachinis and the Appointed Executive Director, Anastasios Tossios – whereas the eleven Members are Non-Executive. Three 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

Theodora Varvarigou, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Non-Executive Member

Theodora Varvarigou is a professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She received the B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from NTUA in 1988, the MS degrees in Electrical Engineering (1992) and in Computer Science (1993) from Stanford University, California. She received her Ph.D. degree from Stanford University as well in 1992. She has worked as a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs, USA (1991-1994) and as an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece (1995-1997). She has served as the director of the postgraduate program “Engineering Economic Systems” of NTUA between 2008-2012. Prof. Varvarigou has worked in cutting edge technologies, such as Cloud computing, big data technologies, IoT technologies, semantic web, social networking technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning etc. She has published over 500 papers in leading international journals, conferences and books. She has participated and coordinated more than 60 European research projects.

 
Harry Sachinis, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member

Born in 1958. He holds an engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Since 2017 he held the position of the Business Development Officer at Aegean Airlines. Previously, he held positions such as Partner at Global Finance, and Operating Partner at Advent International. From 2009 to 2014 he was the Chairman and CEO of DEPA Group where he improved business efficiency, negotiated and completed major supply contracts, and contributed in the shaping of alternative gas supply routes to Europe. From 2004 to 2009 he served as a 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 aerospace and defence, construction and energy industries. Earlier, he was President of Platts, which he built into the world’s largest energy price and information provider. 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 is a Member of the Boards of Directors of ICAP, of ATHEXClear, of ENEXClear, and of the Atlantic Council, and on the Investment Committee of CNL Capital.

 
Anastasios Tossios, Deputy CEO, Executive Member

Born in 1972. He holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1995), an MSc in Technical Change and Industrial Strategy from the Manchester Business School, UK (1996) as well as an MBA at ALBA Graduate Business School, Athens (2006). He has also completed the Leadership Development Program at Harvard Business School (PLDA, 2011) . Until 2002, he held positions in management consulting, sales engineering, electromechanical construction and administration in various companies in Thessaloniki and Athens. From 2002 to 2016 he worked for Attiki Gas Supply Company holding managerial positions such as B2B Sales Manager, Technical Service Director and Technical Director, participating at the top management team. In 2017, he undertook the position of the Operational (Technical and Commercial) Distribution Director at Attiki Natural Gas Distribution Company, managing to succeed customer growth and to improve customer service experience in the most fully deregulated gas market. . He has extensive experience in energy networks and energy market. He serves as a Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Association for the Cogeneration of Heat and Power (HACHP), and as Member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE).

 
Aikaterini Κ. Beritsi, Independent Non-Executive Member

She was born in Athens in 1955 and is a graduate of the Department of Economics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has also completed the program Modern Governance in Banking at INSEAD. During her professional career she has worked in major banks such as Emporiki Bank, New PROTON BANK and Piraeus Bank by participating in their top management teams and holding senior positions, such as, Managing Director of Emporiki Asset Management and Managing Director of the Emporiki Venture Capital Group, among others. Since 2004 she has been appointed as non-executive member to numerous Boards of Directors in Greece and abroad, enhancing the operation of the Audit and Risk Committees. In 2017 she became non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Eurobank, as representative of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, a position which she still holds.

 
Alexander Nassuphis, Non-Executive Member

Born in 1969. Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens in 1995 and holds an MBA (1997) from the Manchester Business School. From 1988 to 2013 he worked in senior positions as a corporate finance advisor with various international financial institutions, including Managing Director at HSBC where he focused on large utilities and infrastructure clients across Europe. From 2013 to 2015 he acted as senior consultant on energy and finance related matters. In 2015 he joined First State Investments, as a Director in the infrastructure investment division which manages in excess of €6bn of capital. He serves as a non-executive Director on the Board of Anglian Water Group Ltd (since 2015), where he is also Member of the Audit Committee. In 2019, he has been appointed as a non-executive Director to the Board of OLT Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A.

 
Angelos Amditis, Non-Executive Member

Dr. Angelos Amditis was born in 1968. He graduated from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens - NTUA (1992). He holds a Ph.D. from the same Department (1997) and an MBA from the University of Piraeus and the NTUA (Techno-economic Systems -2016). He has lectured at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA and at the Hellenic Naval Academy. In January 2002, he founded the I-SENSE Research Group at ICCS being active in the scientific and research fields of Smart Systems with application in environment (including water assessment and management using sensors, networks and telematics), in Intelligent Transportation Systems, and in Telecommunications. He is active in Al and Automation, IoT, 5G, and Blockchain and in Smart Integrated Systems such as Sensors, Communications and SW and telematics Platforms, with application in Crisis and Disaster Management, Smart Cities, Environmental and Industrial applications. He is currently the Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of OASA (Athens Urban public Transport), the Vice President and one of the founding member of the Hellenic Association for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS Hellas), of the EuroVR Association and a Research Director (Researcher A’) at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) of NTUA. He is also member of its Board of Directors. He has been the Scientific Responsible in more than 120 European and National research projects. He is the author of many articles in scientific journals, book chapters and over 180 conference articles. He represents the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) in ERTICO - ITS Europe, where he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and at the WssTP (Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform). He is the National Representative of Greece at EU on Co-operative Connected and Automated Transport and Mobility (C-ITS and CCAM).

 
Michail Stavroulakis, Independent Non-Executive Member


 

 
Demetrios G. Konstantakopoulos, Non-Executive Member

Mr Demetrios Konstantakopoulos was borne in Athens in 1961. He is a graduate of the University of Athens, School of Economics and holds an M.A. in Finance and Investment from University of Exeter, UK. He has worked for over 30 years in the greek banking sector. Since 1994 he has worked in the NBG group both in the provision of financial advisory regarding all major infrastructure projects implemented in Greece, such as the Athens International Airport, the Rion-Antirrion Bridge, and the Greek Motorways Concession Scheme and PPP projects and the provision of financing in long-tern concessions and PPP projects working as Deputy Manager in the Specialised Lending Dept. (Project Finance) of National Bank of Greece. From October 2018 holds the position of Investment and Concessions Manager at the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A. (HCAP).

 
Αlexandros Pouliasis, Independent Non-Executive Member

Αlexandros Pouliasis was born in Athens on 1977. He grew up in Peristeri and finished the 2nd High School. He entered the Department of Business Administration of the Economic University of Athens. He accomplished his studies following the direction of Accounting and Financial Management. By finishing high school Alexandros Pouliasis run the family business, operating in the clothing area until 2005, when the business stopped operating. From 2006 to 2015 he worked as a salesman in door production companies. At the present time he works as a consultant in the Ministry of Finance. He has served as a City Counselor, as a member of the Committee for the Quality of Life and as a member of the Centre for Family Care of the Municipality of Peristeri. He is an elected member of the Council of the Delegation of the Economic Chamber of Greece and a member of the Center for Persons with Special Needs ‘Xara’.

 
Christos Mistriotis, Non-Executive Member

He was born in Athens in 1976. He received a BA in Economics specializing in Econometrics from the University of Kent, Canterbury and Master's degree in Finance from Imperial College in London. He has been employed in brokerage - investment companies and since 2004 he is the Director of Treasury and Financial Risk Management (Treasurer) of a large group.

 
Panagiotis Skoularikis, Non-Executive Member

He worked at Citibank N.A. in London, in the areas of securities and cash management, while upon his return to Greece in 2001, he was appointed as economic adviser to the Governor of the Agricultural Bank.

From 2003 to 2005 he served as Deputy Director focusing on the enhancement of the operating performance of the Group. In June 2005, under the partial privatization of ATEbank, he undertook the establishment and management of the Bank's Investor Relations division, strengthening the relationship with the domestic and international investment community and institutional investors.

On May 2010 he was appointed Director of Strategic Planning, Analysis and Investor Relations of the Bank, while he coordinated the negotiations between the Bank and the Institutions on the implementation of a comprehensive restructuring program of the Group, under the supervision of the EC DG for Competition.

Since August 2012, he is a member of Piraeus Bank Group with initial responsibilities the monitoring of the commitments and the progress of the restructuring plan of the Group, the MIS and the relationship with Credit Rating Agencies. In 2015 he undertook the establishment and management of Piraeus Bank’s Regulatory Affairs Division, as well as the relationship with the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund. He is currently holding the position of General Manager and is a member of various senior committees of the Group.

Mr Skoularikis is a member of the Board of EYDAP SA since July 2010 and has served as Board Member of ATE Mutual Funds.

He is married with one daughter and speaks English and French.

 

 
Emmanouel Aggelakis, Non-Executive Member

Manolis Angelakis was born in Athens in 1964, is a graduate of the Kapodistrian University of Athens, and works for EYDAP, as Scientific Personnel since May 1993. Since February 2014 he is a Deputy Director.

Mr. Angelakis was President of the "Enosis of Workers' Enosis EYDAP Employees", Board Member of EYDAP's Workers Union, is President of DAKE EYDAP, and on April 2009 has been elected as Employee Representative on the Board of the Directors of EYDAP.

 
Georgios 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 is also graduate of the Department of Administration of Businesses and Organizations (ABO), School of Social Sciences of the Hellenic Open University.

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 knows excellent English 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 its 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


John Moutzourides was born in Athens in 1975. His origin lies in Nafplio, and his family has a long tradition in the legal and political life of Argolida.

He works as a Lawyer in Athens since 1999 and is qualified to practice before all Courts of all degrees (including the Supreme Court). He is also a Member of the Athens Bar Association.

He graduated from the Hellenic- American Educational Foundation- Athens College in 1992 and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Faculty of Law). He attended the Graduate Labor Law Program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and in 2000 he obtained his masters diploma (LL.M.) on Labor Law, publishing his diploma thesis “Collective Dismissals”, with supervisor Professor Mr. Leventis.

In the past he served as a Legal Advisor to many greek and foreign companies, in Corporate, Commercial, Labor and Administrative Law, and as a Legal Advisor of Board of Directors of Group of Press and Mass Media Companies.   He handled major litigations and arbitrations (under the Code of the Civil Procedure and the International Chamber of Commerce - ICC) and was involved in major public tenders and procurements and handled complex cases.

He has also served as a research associate to the Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization, joined the Project Management Team for the growth of the Citizens’ Services Centers and has specialized in the organization and the operation of the Public Administration and participated in legislative committees.

During his career in EYDAP, he has served in various posts in the departments of the courts cases and the labor issues, including Head of the Office of the Code of the Collection of Public Revenues Section of EYDAP. Since 2015, he holds the position of the legal advisor of the Boards of Directors and the Director of Legal Services, having the responsibility of the Courts Cases, Regulatory Compliance, Public Procurement, the Code of the Collection of Public Revenues Section and the labor issues.

He speaks English fluently and has a good level of French language knowledge.

 
Christina Kontaratou, BoD Secretary