Board of Directors

Gregory Dimitriadis - Chairman

Mr. Gregory Dimitriadis is the Secretary General for International Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since July 2019.

Prior to joining the Government, he was the Executive Vice-President of HVA International, a Dutch consulting firm for agribusiness in developing countries established in 1879. From 2016 to 2018, he was the Managing Director of Iskra Zaščite, a surge protection manufacturer and innovator with facilities in Slovenia and China, integrating the company to the Raycap Group that had acquired it.

Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board & CEO of the Athens Urban Transport Organisation S.A. (OASA), a state-owned enterprise, from 2013 to 2015. During his tenure, a new strategy was implemented to promote network integration by redesigning the transport routes and introducing a new product policy resulting to the expansion of the passenger base and its loyalty; the finances were improved; an innovative application of mobile ticketing was successfully launched; two PPP projects (electronic ticketing and telematics) were signed; a new brand identity was introduced; and a two-year restructuring plan was developed, while Collective Labour Agreements were signed.

From 2010 to 2013, he served as Special Advisor to the Greek Minister for Development and Competitiveness on Exports. As Coordinator of the National Trade Facilitation Strategy, he initiated and supervised policy reforms in trading across borders that have been evaluated as successful according to international indicators, such as the Doing Business of the World Bank, and are considered best practice by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. He remained in position despite government changes serving four consecutive Ministers.

Before that he was the coordinator of a civil society initiative in Thessaloniki, Greece, aiming at public policy innovation. He has also worked in London, UK, for a telecommunication multinational focusing on change management and for a promotion firm as sales and marketing manager.

He studied in the UK and the USA, holding a bachelor with honours in engineering (Manchester Metropolitan University) and two masters; one in the field of telecommunications (University College London) and another in international business relations and international negotiations (The Fletcher School, Tufts University).

Georgios Filiopoulos - CEO

Georgios Filiopoulos is the CEO of Enterprise Greece, Greece's national investment and trade promotion agency. Before serving in the public sector, Mr. Filiopoulos worked as a business executive for various companies and organizations in the U.S. and Greece.
He received his MBA from HEC Paris, holds an MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, an MA in Journalism from the University of Memphis, and a BA in Advertising from Kansas State University.

Dimitrios Kourkoulas - Member of the Board

Dimitris Kourkoulas was the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, responsible for European Affairs and Economic Diplomacy, from June 2012 till January 2015.

He has served as EU Ambassador in Lebanon (1997-2001), the first ambassador of the EU after the end of the war, Bulgaria (2001-2006), during the period of the negotiations for the accession of Bulgaria into the EU and Bosnia & Herzegovina (2006-2010), the third largest EU Delegation in the world.

From 2010-2012 he was Director in DG Enlargement of the European Commission, responsible for the EU strategy and policy of Enlargement in the Western Balkans, Turkey, and Iceland. From 1992 to 1997 he was Head of the European Commission’s Political Relations Department for Central and Eastern European countries.

He graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens and continued his postgraduate studies at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne in Germany.

He speaks English, French and German.

Evaggelos Νikas - Member of the Board

Vaggelis Nikas (37) is a Business Administration graduate of the Athens University of Economics & Business and holds a Master in Services Management (MSM) from the Athens University of Economics & Business, in collaboration with the University SDA Bocconi, Milan. He has a work experience of 11 years in the private sector, holding various managerial positions. He currently holds the position of Director of Administrative & Corporate Affairs at Dialectica consulting firm. Furthermore, he holds a license from the Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport to conduct economic – technical research and Tier Α, B, C & D certifications from the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. Vaggelis is an executive member of the Assembly of Delegates of the Economic Chamber of Greece since 2007. He speaks English and German.

Panagiota Tritaki - Member of the Board

Panagiota Tritaki has worked in various managerial positions in Greek and foreign companies and organizations. For the last 10 years she has been employed is an senior executive in the retail industry. She holds postgraduate degrees in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business (formerly A. S. O. E. E) and in International Relations (M. A. L. D) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Psychology from Mount Holyoke College. She is fluent in English, French and Chinese.

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