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2005
• Yannis S. Costopoulos is elected Executive Chairman of the Bank. Demetrios P. Mantzounis, previously a General Manager of the Bank, is elected Managing Director - CEO.

 

 

 




 

• Commemoration of the 125 years from the establishment of the J.F. Costopoulos commercial firm, the starting point of Alpha Bank, and 165 years from the incorporation of the Ionian Bank. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• On the occasion of the anniversary, the exhibition ''The Alpha Bank Collection: Paintings, Prints, Sculptures'' is presented at the Benaki Museum (Pireos Street Annexe) from 12 October until 20 November. Part of the most important artworks of the Alpha Bank Collection, which comprises two individual collections (that of the Credit Bank and that of the Ionian Bank), is showcased to the public for the first time. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication of the same name in Greek and English.

 



• Re-opening, after a complete renovation, of the Banknote Museum of the Bank in the listed building that housed the first Branch of the Ionian Bank in Corfu


 
 
Demetrios P. Mantzounis
Managing Director - CEO of the Bank

 


Poster for the anniversary of the 125 years from
the establishment of the J.F. Costopoulos
commercial firm and the 165 years from the
incorporation of the Ionian Bank
Alpha Bank Historical Archives


 


The commemorative publication ''The Alpha Bank Collection: Paintings, Prints, Sculptures'', 2005


 


The Banknote Museum of the Bank at Corfu
Photograph
Alpha Bank Historical Archive

2006




• ''Alpha Mutual Fund Management Company'' absorbs ''Alpha Asset Management''. 


• The subsidiary Company Alpha Insurance is sold to the AXA Group, one of the largest insurance groups in the world. The transfer of shares is completed in 2007 and the Bank signs an agreement for long-term exclusive cooperation with AXA for the provision of insurance products through its Branch network.



 

• Inauguration of the Alpha Bank Cultural Centre at Nafplio. The specially configured floors of this building, which is owned by the Bank, house exhibitions of artworks and ancient coins taken from the Alpha Bank Collections.



 

 



Alpha Insurance is integrated into the Group

 


 

External view of the Cultural Centre of the Bank at Nafplio
Photograph
Alpha Bank Historical Archives

2007


• The Bank is the leader among the Greek banks in the area of Business Credit. Four Commercial Centres are already operating successfully and another six are scheduled to commence operations. 
 

 

• The model Training Centre of the Bank in Aghios Stefanos is established, which will cover the contemporary requirements of further training for the Personnel of the Bank.

 

 

• The Bank, a pioneer in the use of modern technological means, improves and extends the use of alternative banking networks in order to provide better customer services in transactions.

 

 

 



The building of the Bank at Aghios Stefanos
Photograph
Alpha Bank Historical Archives

2008



• Expansion into the banking market of the Ukraine through the acquisition of the majority of shares of the newly established Ukrainian bank OJSC Astra Bank.

 

• The Network of the Bank in Greece and abroad now exceeds 1,000 Units.

 



• Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Bank’s presence in Albania and Cyprus.

 


 

 




 The logo of Astra Bank

 

         
 

 


The commemorative logo for the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Bank’s presence in Cyprus


Commemorative advertisement for the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Bank’s presence in Albania

2009




• Celebration of the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the Bank and the proclamation of Sofia as the capital of Bulgaria. Inauguration of the exhibition ''Experience Sofia - 130 years capital''.

 

 

 


• Alpha Bank proceeds, as of October 2009, to a restructuring of its organisational model, in order to adapt to changes in the economic environment and be better positioned to pursue the opportunities that will arise.
The changes brought about through the new organisational model of the Bank are centred on three main pillars:
- Enhancement of the structure by the
establishment of the position of Chief Operating Officer aiming to the further strengthening and prospective development of the Bank.                                                                        
- Establishment of a new operational model for international activities.
- Streamlining and simplification of hierarchical levels.



The poster of the exhibition
''Experience Sofia - 130 years capital''


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