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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 and has been an Ordinary Member of the Academy of Athens since 2016.  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 Organisation (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. 

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

CEO

Vassilios E. Psaltis

He was born in Athens in 1968 and holds a PhD and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He has worked as Deputy (acting) Chief Financial Officer at Emporiki Bank and at ABN AMRO Bank’s Financial Institutions Group in London. He joined Alpha Bank in 2007. In 2010 he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and in 2012 he was appointed General Manager. Through these posts, he spearheaded capital raisings of several billions from foreign institutional shareholders, diversifying the Bank’s shareholder base, as well as significant mergers and acquisitions that contributed to the consolidation of the Greek banking market, reinforcing the position of the Bank. He was voted seventh best CFO among European banks (2014 and 2018) by institutional investors and analysts in the Extel international survey. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since November 2018 and Chief Executive Officer since January 2019.  

Deputy CEOs 

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.

Artemios 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. He currently supervises the Retail and Wholesale Banking Business Units. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since 2011.

NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Efthimios O. Vidalis   

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 a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of TITAN CEMENT COMPANY S.A. and of Future Pipe Industries. 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.

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. In 2002 he was appointed General Manager and from 2005 to 2018 he served as Managing Director. Based on the annual international survey conducted by Extel, he was voted among the 20 best CEOs of European banks at a Pan-European level in 2014, 2016 and 2018. Moreover, based on the same survey, he was voted Best CEO in Greece in 2014 and in 2016 and Second Best CEO in Greece in 2018. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since 1995.

NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT MEMBERS

Jean L. Cheval

He was born in Vannes, France in 1949. He studied Engineering at the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, while he holds a DES (Diplôme d’Études Spécialisées) in Economics (1974) from the University of Paris I. After starting his career at BIPE (Bureau d’Information et de Prévisions Économiques), he served in the French public sector (1978-1983) and then worked at BANQUE INDOSUEZ-CRÉDIT AGRICOLE INDOSUEZ (1983-2001), wherein he held various senior management positions. He served as CEO and then as Chairman of the Banque Audi France (2002-2005), while he was Head of France at the Bank of Scotland (2005-2009). As of 2009 he has been working at Natixis in various senior management positions. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of HIME-SAUR, France and of EFG-Hermès, Egypt. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since June 2018.

Carolyn G. Dittmeier 

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). Furthermore, she served as Independent Director and Chair of the Risk and Control Committee of Autogrill SpA, as well as Independent Director and Chair of the Risk and Control Committee of Italmobiliare SpA. She is currently President of the Statutory Audit Committee of Assicurazioni Generali SpA. She has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since January 2017.

Richard R. Gildea 

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 to 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 to 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 Advisors at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C., as well as a member of 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 

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 

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 to 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 3864/2010

Johannes Herman Frederik G. Umbgrove 

He was born in Vught, the Netherlands in 1961. He holds an LL.M. in Trade Law (1985) from Leiden University and an MBA from INSEAD (The Business School for the World), Fontainebleau (1991). He worked at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (1986-2008), wherein he held various senior management positions throughout his career. He served as Chief Credit Officer CEEMEA of the Global Markets Division at The Royal Bank of Scotland group (2008-2010) and as Chief Risk Officer and member of the Management Board at Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. (2010-2013). From 2011 until 2013 he was Group Risk Officer at Alfa Bank Group Holding. As of 2014 he has been a Risk Advisor at Sparrenwoude B.V. and as of 2018 he has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Demir Halk Bank (Nederland) N.V. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank, representing the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, since April 2018.

SECRETARY

Georgios P. Triantafyllides

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