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Board of Directors

Honorary Chairman
Yannis S. Costopoulos
He was born in Athens in 1938. He holds a BSc in Naval Architecture from King’s College, University of Durham, England. He joined the Commercial Credit Bank (as Alpha Bank was then called) in 1963. He served as Managing Director and General Manager of the Bank from 1973 and was Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager from 1984 to 1996. From 1996 to 2005 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Alpha Bank. From February 2005 to May 2014 he served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank, while in June 2014 the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders conferred upon him the title of Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Chairman
(Non-Executive Member)
Vasileios T. Rapanos
He was born in Kos in 1947. He is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Athens. He studied Business Administration at the Athens School of Economics and Business (1975) and holds a Master’s in Economics from Lakehead University, Canada (1977) and a PhD from Queen’s University, Canada. He was Deputy Governor and Governor of the Mortgage Bank (1995-1998), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (1998-2000), Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (2000-2004), and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece and the Hellenic Bank Association (2009-2012). He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank since May 2014.

Vice Chairman
(Non-Executive Independent Member)
Evangelos J. Kaloussis (1)(2)
He was born in 1943 and is the Chairman of the Federation of Hellenic Food Industries (SEVT) as of 2006, whereas he has been a member of the Federation's Board of Directors since 2002. He was Chairman of NESTLE HELLAS S.A. from 2001 until 2015. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since 2007. 

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Managing Director - CEO
Demetrios P. Mantzounis
He was born in Athens in 1947. He studied Political Sciences at the University of Aix-Marseille. He joined the Bank in 1973 and he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since 1995. In 2002 he was appointed General Manager and he has been the Managing Director since 2005.

Deputy CEO’s
Spyros N. Filaretos
He was born in Athens in 1958. He studied Economics at the University of Manchester and at the University of Sussex. He joined the Bank in 1985. He was appointed Executive General Manager in 1997 and General Manager in 2005. In October 2009 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and in March 2017 Deputy CEO - Chief Operating Officer. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since 2005.

Artemi´s Ch. Theodoridis
He was born in Athens in 1959. He studied Economics and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He joined the Bank as Executive General Manager in 2002. In 2005 he was appointed General Manager and in March 2017 Deputy CEO, Non-Performing Loans and Treasury Management. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since 2005.

George C. Aronis
He was born in Athens in 1957. He studied Economics and holds an MBA, major in Finance, from the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA). He has worked for multinational banks for 15 years, mostly at ABN AMRO BANK in Greece and abroad. He joined Alpha Bank in 2004 as Retail Banking Manager. In 2006 he was appointed Executive General Manager, in 2008 General Manager and in March 2017 Deputy CEO, Retail, Wholesale Banking and International Network. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since 2011.

NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER

Efthimios O. Vidalis (3)(4)
He was born in 1954. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He worked at Owens Corning (1981-1998), where he served as President of the Global Composites and Insulation Business Units. Furthermore, he was Chief Operating Officer (1998-2001) and Chief Executive Officer (2001-2011) of the S&B Industrial Minerals Group, where he served on the Board of Directors for 15 years. He is an executive member of the Board of Directors of the TITAN Group. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) from 2006 to 2016 as well as founder and Chairman of the SEV Business Council for Sustainable Development from 2008 to 2016. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since May 2014.

NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT MEMBERS

Ibrahim S. Dabdoub (3)(4)
He was born in 1939. He studied at the Collège des Frères in Bethlehem, at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and at Stanford University, California, U.S.A. He was the Group Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Kuwait from 1983 until March 2014. He is Vice Chairman of the International Bank of Qatar (IBQ), Doha and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Finance (IIF) as well as Co-Chair of the Emerging Markets Advisory Council (EMAC), Washington D.C. He is also a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, Washington D.C. and of the International Monetary Conference (IMC). Furthermore, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Jordan, Amman, of the Board of Directors of the Consolidated Contractors Company, Athens, and of the Board of Advisors of Perella Weinberg, New York. In 1995, he was awarded the title of “Banker of the Year” by the Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA) and in 1997 the Union of Arab Banks named him “Arab Banker of the Year”. In 2008 and 2010 he was given a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by “The Banker” and “MEED” respectively. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since May 2014.

Carolyn G. Dittmeier (2)
She was born in 1956. She holds a BSc in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1978). She is a statutory auditor, a certified public accountant, a certified internal auditor and a certified risk management assurance professional. She focused her career on the auditing sector, taking on the role of Chief Internal Audit Executive of the Poste Italiane Group between 2002 and 2014. Previously, she had gained professional experience with the auditing firm KPMG and the Montedison Group as both financial controller and later Head of Internal Audit. She has carried out various professional and academic activities focusing on risk and control governance. She was Vice Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) from 2013 to 2014 (director since 2007); Chair of the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing-ECIIA (2011-2012) and of the Italian Association of Internal Auditors (2004-2010). She is currently President of the Statutory Audit Committee of Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Independent Director and Chair of the Risk and Control Committee of Autogrill SpA, Independent Director and Chair of the Risk and Control Committee of Italmobiliare SpA and Member of the Audit Committee of Ferrero International S.A. She has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since January 2017.

Richard R. Gildea (1)(3)
He was born in 1952. He holds a BA in History from the University of Massachusetts (1974) and an MA in International Economics, European Affairs from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (1984). He served in JP Morgan Chase from 1986 until 2015 wherein he held various senior management positions throughout his career. He was Emerging Markets Regional Manager for the Central and Eastern Europe Corporate Finance Group, London (1993-1997) and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Restructuring, London (1997-2003), as well as Senior Credit Officer in EMEA Emerging Markets, London (2003-2007). From 2007 until 2015 he was Senior Credit Officer for JP Morgan’s Investment Bank Corporate Credit in EMEA Developed Markets, London and was appointed Senior Risk Representative to senior committees within the Investment Bank. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C., of the Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), London and of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since July 2016.

Shahzad A. Shahbaz (1)(4)
He was born in 1960. He holds a BA in Economics from Oberlin College, Ohio, U.S.A. He has worked at various banks and investments firms, since 1981, including the Bank of America (1981-2006), from which he left as Regional Head (Corporate and Investment Banking, Continental Europe, Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa). He served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NDB Investment Bank/Emirates NBD Investment Bank (2006-2008) and of QInvest (2008-2012). He is currently the Investment Advisor at Al Mirqab Holding Co. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since May 2014.

Jan A. Vanhevel (1)(2)
He was born in 1948. He studied Law at the University of Leuven (1971), Financial Management at Vlekho (Flemish School of Higher Education in Economics), Brussels (1978) and Advanced Management at INSEAD (The Business School for the World), Fontainebleau. He joined Kredietbank in 1971, which became KBC Bank and Insurance Holding Company in 1998. He acquired a Senior Management position in 1991 and joined the Executive Committee in 1996. In 2003 he was in charge of the non-Central European branches and subsidiaries while in 2005 he became responsible for the KBC subsidiaries in Central Europe and Russia. In 2009 he was appointed CEO and implemented the Restructuring Plan of the group until 2012 when he retired. From 2008 until 2011 he was President of the Fédération belge du secteur financier (Belgian Financial Sector Federation) and a member of the Verbond van Belgische Ondernemingen (Federation of Enterprises in Belgium), while he has been the Secretary General of the Institut International d’Études Bancaires (International Institute of Banking Studies) since May 2013. He was also a member of the Liikanen Group on reforming the structure of the EU banking sector. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since April 2016.

NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER in accordance with Law 3723/2008

THE GREEK STATE, via its appointed representative:

Marica S. Ioannou - Frangakis
She was born in Asyut, Egypt in 1950. She holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), University of London, U.K. and an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex, U.K. From 1978 to 1993 she worked at the Agricultural Bank of Greece, initially as Head of the Economic Forecasting Department (1978-1990) and then at the Privatisations Unit of the Governor’s Office (1990-1993). From 1993 to 2010 she served as Head of the Liquidations Department of Ethniki Kefaleou S.A., a company of the National Bank of Greece group. She is currently an independent researcher focusing on Macroeconomics and Finance. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute as well as of the Steering Committee of the EuroMemo Group. Following a decision by the Minister of Finance, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank as a representative of the Greek State since March 2015. 

NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER in accordance with Law 3864/2010

Spyridon-Stavros A. Mavrogalos-Fotis (1)(2)(3)(4)
He was born in Athens in 1968. He holds a BSc in Computer Information Systems from the American College of Greece (1991) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Nottingham (1992). He is a chartered auditor-accountant (ACCA) and an internal auditor. From 1993 to 1996 he worked as auditor for KPMG and then for ABN AMRO. From 1996 to 2002 he served as internal auditor and subsequently as Risk Management Head at EFG Eurobank Ergasias. From 2002 to 2007 he was the Cosmote Group COO. Additionally, from 2008-2013 he was Assistant General Manager at the National Bank of Greece. From October 2013 to March 2016 he served as Managing Director at the ETHNIKI Hellenic General Insurance Company and as Chairman at its subsidiaries in Greece, Cyprus and Romania. He was the General Secretary of the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies and since 2014 he has been Vice Chairman and non-executive member of the Insurance Company Europe AEGA. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank, representing the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, since February 2017.

SECRETARY

George P. Triantafyllides

(1) Member of the Risk Management Committee
(2) Member of the Audit Committee
(3) Member of the Remuneration Committee
(4) Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee

 
 
 
 

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