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Significant events during the last 5 years
 
1920

   

1922| 1924| 1925| 1928

1922


 
• The J.F. Costopoulos commercial firm founds anew a  banking Department, based in Athens.






• The Commercial Bank of the Near East, the present-day Alpha Bank London, is founded by the Commercial Bank. One of the first shareholders in this bank was the J.F. Costopoulos commercial firm.


Advertisement for the banking operations of the
J.F. Costopoulos firm in a guide of Athens, 1922
Alpha Bank Historical Archives

1924



• The Bank of Kalamata is merged with the banking Department of the J.F. Costopoulos commercial firm, thereby creating a new banking institution called ''Banque de Crédit Commercial Hellénique''. The new Bank’s registered office is located in Athens.

 

 





 

• The special feature in the composition of the new Bank is the significant involvement of textile merchants like Vassileios G. Akrivos who becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors, Andreas P. Mantzounis, one of the leading manufacturers in the textile industry and Eftychios C. Lyginos a major fabric merchant and manufacturer.

 

 

 

 


 

 

• The eldest son of John F. Costopoulos, Demetrios (Mimis) J. Costopoulos becomes Executive Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


• A Branch is established in Piraeus.

 


Cheque of the Banque de Crédit
Commercial Hellénique, 1920-1940
Alpha Bank Historical Archives


 

Vassileios G. Akrivos
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Banque de Crédit Commercial Hellénique
Photograph
Alpha Bank
Historical Archives

Andreas P. Mantzounis
Founding member of
the Banque de Crédit Commercial Hellénique and member of its Board of Directors
Photograph
Private Collection




Demetrios (Mimis) J. Costopoulos
Founding member, Executive Director and
member of the Board of Directors of
the Banque de Crédit Commercial Hellénique
Photograph
Alpha Bank Historical Archives



 

 
Piraeus Branch
Spyros Vassiliou (1903/4-1985)
From the commemorative publication
''Banque de Crédit Commercial Hellénique.
Twenty five years. 1918-1943”
Woodcut 11 x 10 cm
Alpha Bank Historical Archives

1925


• The Banque de Crédit Commercial Hellénique develops a regional network of Branches in the Peloponnese.

 

• On November 2nd, the shares of the Bank are listed on the Athens Exchange.


Wall calendar of the Banque
de Crédit Commercial Hellénique, 1932
Printed on zinc
Alpha Bank Historical Archives

1928




• Resignation of the Executive Director of the Bank Demetrios (Mimis) J. Costopoulos due to his election to the first Board of Directors of the Bank of Greece. His position is assumed by his brother, Panos J. Costopoulos.

 

 

 

 



• Spyros J. Costopoulos, son of the founder John F. Costopoulos, is named General Manager of the Bank.


 
The Management and the Members of the
General Board in session on 23rd November 1933, 
the day of the laying of the foundation stone of the
Head Office of the Bank of Greece, 1947
Demetrios (Mimis) J. Costopoulos
can be seen fourth from the right
Michael Axelos (1877-1965)
Oil on canvas 180.5 x 371 cm
Bank of Greece Collection 




Spyros J. Costopoulos
General Manager of the
Banque de Crédit Commercial Hellénique
Photograph from the “Mazi (Together)” internal
communication publication, 1972
Alpha Bank Historical Archives


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