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Yiannis Kantoros

Yiannis Kantoros is the CEO of INTERAMERICAN Hellenic Insurance Company.

He holds the positions of president in the Hellenic Dutch Association, president in Health Insurance Committee and member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee, in the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies.

His significant career path within INTERAMERICAN includes key leadership positions, whereas he has cooperated with other multinational companies.
He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cardiff Business School and Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

Mr. George Kotsalos holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and Commerce from the London School of Foreign Trade, an Associateship Diploma from the Chartered Insurance Institute, and has attended a series of courses as well as training seminars on Insurance Practice in Athens and abroad (Lloyd’s, Munich Re , Swiss Re, CIGNA, et al.).

Since 2009 he has served in positions of responsibility at the ACHMEA Group, a parent company of INTERAMERICAN, including the Board of Directors of EUREKO SIGORTA and the Board of Directors of the insurance company AVERO Brussels (Belgium, a subsidiary).

Mr. Kotsalos is a Founding Member and Shareholder of Resolut, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dogus Hellas SA while he has served as Managing Director at INTERAMERICAN Group, PHOENIX METROLIFE EMPORIKI, PHOENIX General Insurance, Chairman of the PHOENIX CREDIT and co-director of TRS / VIGGAS Reinsurance.


George Kotsalos


George Arcadis

George Arcadis has studied Economics at the Economic University of Athens and holds an MBA from Cass Business School, London. He started his career in the banking sector in 1993 and in 1997 joined Mees Pierson as Senior Manager in Transportation. Between 2005 to 2010 he was the CEO of the Fortis Branch in Athens. In 2010 he joined ABN AMRO as Country Executive in Greece and currently serves as Branch Manager of the ABN AMRO Athens Branch.

Panagiotis Baras has graduated from the Department of Physics, University of Athens. He continued his studies in subjects of Medical Physics at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, obtaining his M.Sc. and Ph.D.
He is Chairman and Managing Director of PHILIPS HELLAS S.A. and District Manager of Philips Health Systems in Greece, with responsibility also for Cyprus and Malta. He is member of the BoD of the Greek Association for Societe Anonyme (SAEE) and Treasurer of the Hellenic-Dutch Trade and Industry Association (He.D.A.).
His interests include topics related to healthtech, management of change and innovation, business and healthcare administration, as well as development of telemedicine and e-health business models.


Panagiotis Baras


Konstantinos Maggioros

Konstantinos Maggioros is heading FrieslandCampina Hellas since January 2013. He joined FrieslandCampina Hellas in 1988 as Director of Finance & Administration. During the period 2002-2007, he was appointed Marketing Director of the company and was distinguished for the successful introduction of the NOYNOY brand in yogurts and cheese, that eventually led the company to obtain the number 1 position in the Greek dairy market. In 2007, he was assigned to setup and lead the Regional Head Office of FrieslandCampina in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, having the overall responsibility of strategy, innovation and business development for the markets of Asia, Middle East and Africa. In 2009, he became Managing Director of Central Europe, based in Budapest.
He is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business and holds a masters degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University, USA.
He was born in Athens in 1962 and is married with 2 children.

Mr. Andrew Kennedy is South African, graduated from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a degree in Economics and Commercial Law and joined Unilever South Africa in 1997. He is married and has three children.

During his career with Unilever, he has worked across multiple geographies including the UK (incl. a global strategy role), Thailand, North Asia (China based), South East Europe, Eastern Europe and his home country South Africa.

Executive roles on Operating Company Boards include Vice President of Customer Development in Thailand, South Africa, China, and General Management in China and South East Europe. He also led a ‘Future Fit Operations’ business transformation in Unilever North Asia, during his final year of five in China. And is currently on the European Leadership Team for Personal Care.

In August 2020, Mr. Kennedy took up the role of General Manager for Unilever South East Europe (SEE), based in Athens, Greece. From that position Mr. Kennedy oversees operations in Greece, Cyprus, and the South Balkans. In July 2022 his responsibilities were expanded to include Head of Country for South Central Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia etc.) and the Personal Care Business Unit across 22 East European countries.


Andrew Kennedy


Sofoklis Yiannacou

Mr. Sofoklis Yiannacou was born in Athens and has lived in Frankfurt, Germany. He studied Financial & Banking Management in the University of Piraeus. He holds a master’s degree in Accounting & Tax law from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant in the United Kingdom (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants-ACCA).

He has worked for the Geniki Bank of Greece (Societe Generale) in the Dealing Room and also in the shipping industry during his studies. He then worked for KPMG (1996-2006) as Senior Manager in the areas of Strategy, Corporate Finance & Merger and Acquisitions. He then moved to British American Group (2006-2009) where he held the titles of Financial Accounting and Tax Manager and Marketing Finance Manager. He joined AB Vassilopoulos in 2009 as Group Finance Director, was immediately promoted to CFO and for the next 5 years he was assigned the role of Chief Financial Officer for Southeast Europe being responsible for Greece, Serbia, Romania and Albania.
Today he holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of AB Vassilopoulos while he is also a member of the Executive Committee as a CFO.
In addition, Mr. Yiannacou is a member of the Board of Directors of Public Media-Markt where he, moreover, holds the position of Audit Committee Chairman.

Kanaris Papanastasopoulos is the General Manager & CEO of Carglass® Greece. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Patras and an Executive MBA from the University of Piraeus.

His professional career includes many years of experience in managerial positions of large Greek and multinational companies, while for the last 17 years he has been working in the automotive sector.

During his previous experience as Supply Chain Manager at Carglass® Greece (8 years) he successfully undertook projects crucial for the course of the business. In 2008, he organized the transition to the 1st Distribution Center in Attica and in 2011 the creation of a Hub in Thessaloniki. At the same time, he renegotiated the then agreements with all major glass manufacturers worldwide and consolidated the company’s spare parts availability to 98.5%. An important experience for him was his participation in the Supply Chain design of other countries of the Group, such as China and Turkey.

His career so far as General Manager of Carglass® Greece has been directly linked to the further adoption of digital transformation applications and, of course, the strategic investment in 2014 in the then emerging ADAS systems. At the same time, his direct involvement with the Operational part has brought about significant changes, such as the creation of a more flexible and productive corporate network and, more recently, the assessment of Carglass® working methods as the most appropriate for the industry (IMI).


Kanaris Papanastasopoulos


George Hatzopoulos

George Hatzopoulos studied and graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 1987 to 1988 George attended Process Engineering post graduate courses in RUHR University, in Bochum Germany. He also posseses a Diploma in Management Studies (Athens Laboratory of Business Administration,2003) and has completed the following management programs:
– Mid-Level-Leadership Program (Shell International, 2006)
– Experienced Leaders Program (Burlington Consulting, 2008)

2017 – current: CORAL SA General Manager
2008 – 2017 Retail General Manager for Greece
2007 – 2008 Retail Sales & Operations Manager for Greece
2006 – 2007 District Manager for South Greece
2004 – 2006 RBA Operation Manager – located in Athens
2003 – 2004 Retail Sales Team Leader for North Greece (all sites)
2001 – 2003 Retail Sales Team Leader for North Greece (DODO & CODO)
1997 – 2001 Lubes Sales Manager for North Greece
1997 (for 3 months) Business Development & Export in Lubes
1996 – 1997 Industry & Heating Sales Inspector for North Greece
1991 – 1996 Responsible of Technical Services, Security and Maintenance in Shell Gas in
North Greece
March 1991 joined Shell Gas

Alexandros Daniilidis is Managing Director of Athenian Brewery, since January 2018.

He started his career at Athenian Brewery in 1992 from Sales Division. In 2002 he joined the Management Team as Sales Manager Wholesale-Horeca. In 2008 he became Sales Director Greece and in 2010 Commercial Director, while during the period of 2021-2017 held the role of Managing Director Heineken Serbia.

He studied Economics at the University of Piraeus and he has attended various Executive training programs at University of Harvard and INSEAD.


Alexandros Daniilidis


Alice Corovessi

Alice Corovessi studied Business Administration, Marketing, and Computer Programming and started her career in Tourism and Real Estate. Since 2009 she has been actively involved in promoting energy efficiency and sustainability in the building sector and the built environment. Her key focus is the design, development, and implementation of strategies for medium and large-scale “green” projects that seek to spread their commitments to the values of sustainability and resilience. She is among the co-founders and Managing Director of INZEB (, a non-profit organisation active in energy and sustainability research and advocacy activities. She works closely with EU institutions and participates as a project manager and key expert in numerous research projects funded by the European Commission and other funding bodies.

Her personal interests include the social aspects of energy and in this context, she is the co-author of four books on energy poverty alleviation. In 2017 she received the Energy Professional Development Award – Western Europe Region from the Association of Energy Engineers in the USA for her achievements regarding the development of the energy engineering and management profession in Western Europe. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the Renovate Europe Campaign for the years 2022 and 2023 and she is BoD Member of the Hellenic Dutch Association of Trade and Business.

Philippa Michali is the Chairman & CEO of NN Hellas since April 2023.

She is an independent member of the Board of Directors of the listed company Quest Holdings and of the non-profit association ALBA Executive Development & Applied Research in Business Administration.

She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Insurance Companies of Greece and Chairman of its Life & Pensions Committee.

Before joining NN Group, Philippa worked in insurance sector for more than 25 years, and as CEO of multinational Insurance company for almost 8 years.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Banking & Financial Management from the University of Piraeus and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from ALBA Graduate Business School. She is a mother of twin boys.


Philippa Michali


Marianna Politopoulou

Marianna Politopoulou holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.

She was the Chairwoman & CEO of NN Hellas and NN Agency 2016-2022. In 2022, with the acquisition of Metife in Greece she was appointed Chairwoman and CEO of Metlife and Chaiwoman of Metlife Mutual Fund Co.

Ιn her long professional career in Greece and abroad, particularly since 1994, she has held several senior management and CEO positions, among others, with Honeywell Europe, EFG Eurobank, Inchcape Hellas Group, Credit Agricole Indosuez Luxembourg and the National Bank of Greece.

Marianna Politopoulou is:
• elected member of the BoD of Junior Achievement Greece
• member of the Leadership Committee of the American – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
• BoD member of the Hellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce & Industry since 2016
• BoD member of The Wharton Business School Club of Greece;
• elected member of the General Council, of the supreme advisory body of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises 2019-2022
• BoD member of the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies and member of the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies 2016-2022