AmChamGR Committees

One Voice, One Message, One Team

Role

The Committees of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce help formulate the strategic sectoral roles of the Chamber. Sectoral experts— members of each Committee—organize events such as conferences, exhibitions, trade missions, seminars, and media briefs, as well as develop position papers, in order to advance the interests of member companies in a sector and/or to assist in policy formation, legislation, and government action.

Committees are the core interface of the Chamber vis-à-vis the government and societal stakeholders and play an essential role in the Chamber’s overall development.

Our Committees

Agrotechnology Committee

Mission Statement

To act as a catalyst among producers, industry and government; to help form a national strategy and facilitate reforms across the agro-industry value chain; to enhance competitiveness and to develop a framework for local products to penetrate world markets, especially the U.S. market.

Key Issues

• Economic development and increased employment through a stronger agrofood sector.
• Enhanced access of local agrofood products to world markets.
• Know-how transfer to ensure local producers are kept abreast of developments in the sector.
• Rational allocation of resources to ensure optimal effectiveness in production and marketing of products.
• Communication among stakeholders to ensure positions are part of the public dialogue.

Key Messages

Greece must design and implement a coherent and up-to-date national strategy for promoting its food products internationally.
Greece can improve the effectiveness of the sector through a more efficient allocation of resources and EU grants.
Greece can reap further benefits from synergies between the agrofood sector and other industries, esp. tourism.

Key Events

Agrotechnology Conference | An annual event held at the American Farm School in Thessaloniki that provides a forum for high level discussion among key stakeholders.

Meetings throughout the year with officials to discuss current issues, submit proposals and advocate on behalf of the agrofood industry.

Committee Chair

Kouimtzis Athanasios, Chief Executive Officer, KOUIMTZIS GROUP

Committee Members

Alexandrou Alkis, General Μanager, Agricultural Banking, PIRAEUS BANK
Chriss Dimitrios, Managing Director, TUVUNU S.A.
Constantinidis Constantinos, CEO, PELOPAC MEDITERRANEAN FOOD SPECIALTIES
Efthymiadis Thymis, Managing Director, REDESTOS–EFTHYMIADIS AGROTECHNOLOGY GROUP
Iatridis Angelos, Winemaker, ALPHA ESTATE
Karagiorgos Nikolaos
, President, KARAGIORGOS COTTON INDUSTRY
Katsaros Georgios, President & Managing Director, E. KATSAROS S.A.
Lazaridou Effie, Chief Executive Officer, NEW AGRICULTURE NEW GENERATION
Michailides Aini, President & Managing Director, EVIE A. MICHAILIDIS S.A.
Mitsiolidou Olga, Managing Director, AGROTECH S.A.
Nakas Ioannis, Agronomical Department Manager, BARBA STATHIS S.A.
Theocharidis Kostas, Purchasing Manager, BARILLA HELLAS
Tsaftaris Athanasios, Emeritus Professor, ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Vergos Evangelos, President, MANAGING BODY OF THE TRADITIONAL OLIVE GROVE OF AMFISSA

Committee Coordinator: Nikos Tsavdaroglou

Auditors Committee

Mission Statement

To conduct the legally required auditing of the Chamber’s accounts, receipts and the overall work of the Board of Directors for each calendar year. To ascertain that the administration of the Chamber’s finances and its operation in general, and in every respect, is carried out in proper order and to ensure that all accounting entries and respective vouchers are in order and all requested explanatory information is provided.

Committee Members

Gigantes Stavros, Business & Finance Consultant, STS Business Partners
Felonis Athanassios
, Deputy Managing Partner, BAHAS, GRAMATIDIS & PARTNERS
Kerameus George, Partner, KPP LAW OFFICES

Committee Coordinator: Hadjianagnostou Andriana

Circular Economy Committee

Mission Statement

To promote circular economy actions by organising events, to inform AmCham’s members on all European and national updates, to present best practices that enhance circular economy and environmental policies, to act as a think tank or sounding board and participate in public consultations and in national and international fora and events, to act as a liaison between the business community and the Greek government.

Articles

Το τρίπτυχο: Επιχειρείν, Κλιματική Κρίση και Κυκλική Οικονομία, Γιώργος Κρεμλής, Πρόεδρος Επιτροπής (libre.gr, 16/11/2023)

Τι είναι Κυκλική Οικονομία και πώς Λειτουργεί στην Ελλάδα, Γιώργος Κρεμλής, Πρόεδρος Επιτροπής (tovima.gr, 9/6/2021)

Η Κυκλική Οικονομία είναι Πρόκληση και Ευκαιρία, Γιώργος Κρεμλής, Πρόεδρος Επιτροπής (businessnews.gr, 28/4/2021)

Η Κυκλική Οικονομία, τα Κονδύλια, οι Επενδυτικές Ευκαιρίες για Ελλάδα, Γιώργος Κρεμλής, Πρόεδρος Επιτροπής (insider.gr, 26/4/2021)

Μεγάλη Πρόκληση του Μέλλοντος η Κυκλική Οικονομία, Γιώργος Κρεμλής, Πρόεδρος Επιτροπής (ypaithros.gr, 20/1/2021)

Η Κυκλική Οικονομία ως Μοχλός Ανάπτυξης της Χώρας, Γιώργος Κρεμλής, Πρόεδρος Επιτροπής (insider.gr, 17/11/2020)

Committee Chair

Kremlis George, Honorary Director, European Commission

Committee Members

Aggelopoulou Stavroula, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Director, OTE GROUP
Baltas Evangelos, Environment & Licensing Director, MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS
Kalavrouziotis George, Chairman, EUNICE ENERGY GROUP
Konti Kiara, Partner | EY, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader – Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia (CESA)
Mourgos Apostolos, Chairman, TEXAN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Providi Eleni, VP Legal/ Public Communication/ Quality & Sustainability, AB VASSILOPOULOS
Sagris Antonios, Senior Director, Group Corporate Development & ESG, PIRAEUS BANK GROUP
Sapountzi Ioanna, Head of Division NBG Group Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Division
Skiadas Panagiotis, Sustainability Senior Director, VIOHALCO
Skondra Ioanna, Marketing Manager, ESG Ambassador, HELLENIC HULL MANAGEMENT

 

Committee Coordinators: Chaidogiannou Sofia, Paneta Frosso

Corporate Governance Committee

Mission Statement

To present, drawing from local and international experience, the principles of Corporate Governance for building highly effective Boards and Corporations by balancing power, performance and profits with integrity, transparency, accountability and reform, in the private and public sectors.

Articles

Yiangos Charalambous

Boards should now embrace and embed values and purpose for the benefit of all
Guy Jubb, 
Honorary Professor, the University of Edinburgh Business School, and Chair, European Corporate Governance Institute

Committee Chair

Theodoulidou Maria, Group Financing Director Controlling, Planning & Corporate Governance, FOURLIS HOLDINGS

Committee Members

Apsouris John, Group General Counsel, HELLENIC PETROLEUM
Avlonitis Xenofon, Executive General Manager for Compliance, ALPHA BANK
Condoyanni Leda, Corporate Governance Director & Company Secretary, MYTILINEOS S.A.
Dimitriadis Aris, Executive Director Compliance, ERM & Insurance, OTE GROUP
Ioannidou Irini, Chief Compliance Officer, PRINTEC GROUP OF COMPANIES
Kaminaris Vassilios, Partner, Head of Audit, KPMG GREECE
Kozoboli Cristy, Lawer LLM
Monogios Vassilis, Founder and CEO, AMiD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, INTERNAL CONTROLS & INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES P.C.
Pothitou Eirini, Group Corporate Governance & CSR Division, NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Samothrakis George, Member of the Supervisory Council, INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF GREECE
Spyridonos Eleftheria, Director, Business & Risk Services, GRANT THORNTON
Tsibris Michalis, Partner, SOURIADAKIS TSIBRIS LAW PARTNERSHIP
Venieris Georgios, Professor, ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
Vlachos George, International Group Director for Board Advisory Services, STANTON CHASE

Committee Coordinator: Constantinidou Daphne

Corporate Responsibility Committee

Mission Statement

To serve as an agent for change toward sustainable business, transmitting knowledge on CR applications to corporations operating in Greece and to act as an influencer for government and stakeholders for recognizing corporate sustainability as a key element of business and societal growth.

Key Events

Annual CR Conference | Focuses on the marked change in business today that recognizes that an effective Sustainability strategy is more vital than ever in preserving and developing business capital in all forms: financial capital, manufacturing capital, human capital, social capital, intellectual capital and natural capital
Sustainable Talks | Focused, single-subject dialogue on sustainability issues among stakeholders aiming to create a constructive knowledge exchange platform on the integration of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the Greek business reality

CSR Committee Overview

CSR Thought Leaders 2018

Thought Leaders 2019

Sustainable Talks

Thought Leaders 2020

Thought Leaders 2021 

Thought Leaders 2022

Committee Chair

Papademetriou Pakis, Head, ESG, EUROBANK

Committee Members

Agrafiotis Dimitris, Public & Regulatory Affairs Manager, COCA-COLA HELLENIC BOTTLING COMPANY
Angelopoulos Nickolas, ESG & Climate Change Director, V GROUP
Assariotaki Rania, Director, Office of Sustainability, THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE
Christopoulou Rouli, Corporate Responsibility & Culture Manager, ALPHA BANK
Diakatou Chrysoula, Engagement Manager, CEO CLUBS GREECE
Dimopoulos Dimitrios, Head of ESG, PIRAEUS FINANCIAL HOLDINGS
Eleftheriou Chryssa, Sustainability and Stakeholders Relations Leader, INTERAMERICAN
Gianneskis Ada, Communications Director Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, IKEA
Iatrelis Manos, Account Director, V+O COMMUNICATION
Kapari Vasiliki, HR Manager, WELLA COMPANY
Kesisoglou Martha, Corporate Affairs Executive Director, NOVA
Konstantinou Elina, Marketing & Communications Director, ZEPOS & YANNOPOULOS
Konti Kiara, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader CESA, EY
Kyriacou Siana, President, ISO HELLAS
Macheras Alexia, Sustainable Retail & Corporate Communication Manager, AB VASSILOPOULOS
Melios Nikolaos, Founder, ETHOS LAB
Menidiati Manina, Public Affairs Officer, CITI GREECE
Papakonstantinou Katerina, Corporate & Government Affairs Manager Greece, MONDELEZ
Pastras Sotiris, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Manager, APIVITA
Sfakianaki Sevi, Communications & Sustainability Manager, MSD
Siaravas Alcibiades, Marketing, Communications and Corporate Citizenship Manager, KPMG GREECE
Thomaidou Melina, Head of Communications & Patients Relations, ABBVIE
Ziouvelou Maria, Chief Marketing Officer & CSR Leader, DELOITTE

Committee Coordinator: Boyatzis Angela

Culture Committee

Mission Statement

To develop relations and networks among cultural, business, academic, and political spheres and identify initiatives to advance Greece’s cultural wealth in ways that promote economic growth, outward-oriented exchanges, and diplomatic overtures. To audit Greece’s cultural management expertise and practices with the aim to forge a sustainable strategy among active stakeholders.

Activities

Athens Culture Symposium 

Articles

Ζωζώ Λιδωρίκη, Ο Πολιτισμός και οι τραγικές ειρωνείες | Πηγή: Protagon.gr

Committee Chair

Lidoriki Zozo, Chair, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS FOR CULTURE

Committee Members

Arsenis Eugenia, Director-Dramaturg – FERA Delegate, Greek Directors’ Guild
Daskalaki-Mytilineou Sophie, Special Advisor to the CEO, MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS
Dimtsa Sofia, Director of Corporate Affairs & Communications, PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION
Kaldara Xenia, President & General Director, MICHAEL CACOYANNIS FOUNDATION (MCF)
Karaitidi Eva, CEO, HESTIA Publications
Karamitsanis Vassilis, President, ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival
Marangopoulou Vicky, Director 4/2018-7/2020 at National School of Dance (KSOT),
Founding Artistic Director 1995-2015, Kalamata International Dance Festival
Nestoridi Efi, Executive Director of Digital Governance, EYDAP
Panos Pantelis, General Manager, AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES ATHENS
Pataki Anna, Publisher & CEO, Bookstore PATAKIS
Saracakis John, Chairman & CEO, SARACAKIS GROUP OF COMPANIES
Stavropoulos Stavros, Financial and Administrative Director, Μichael Cacoyannis Foundation
Tsougrianis Panagiotis, Entrepreneur / Senior IT Consultant General Manager @ Honest Partners
Tzonis Leonidas, Executive Vice President and CFO, Hellenic American College
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Hellenic American Union
Ververidis Nikos, CEO, ελCulture
Zenetou Artemis, Executive Director, FULBRIGHT Foundation in Greece
Zirinis Yannis, Member of the BoD, Diazoma

Committee Coordinator: Tzagaroulaki Katerina

Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee

Mission Statement

To explore, develop and implement new ideas and initiatives for:

-fostering R&D in the academic and business community

-showcasing and transferring best practices for the efficient alignment of the educational framework with the modern trends and demands

-connecting the academia with the real economy

-bridging the existing gap between innovation and investment

Innovation and Education Committee Activities

• Make Innovation Work (MIW) Competitions
• Education Innovation Entrepreneurship (EIE) International Conferences.

Committee Chair

Panayotopoulos Litsa, CEO, EVIA IP LTD.

Committee Members

Arsenis Spyros, Business Seeds Coordinator & Retail Loans Division, NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Bakolias Babis, General Manger, ANSYS Hellas S.M.S.A
Carydis Claudia
, Vice President, Public Affairs, THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE
Christakis Nikos, Managing Director Greece & Cyprus, HP HELLAS EPE
Costopoulos Alexandros, CEO, FORESIGHT STRATEGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Ioannou George, Professor, ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS & BUSINESS
Kassimiotis Michael, Managing Director, Greece and Cyprus, HPE
Ketikidis Panagiotis, President, TRIPLE HELIX ASSOCIATION CHAPTER OF GREECE
Konstakis Nikos, Managing Director & Global VP Sportsbook Product, OPENBET HELLAS S.A.
Makios Vassilis, General Director, CORALLIA CLUSTERS INITIATIVE
Mergou Barbara, Attorney at Law, B. MERGOU LAW FIRM
Moros Constantinos, Senior Manager-Advisory Services, EY
Mousavere Sonia, Head of Communications, BAYER HELLAS
Papadakis George
, Professor, AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Papapanagiotou Archontoula, Lawyer, PAPAPANAGIOTOU ARCHONTOULA & ASSOCIATES
Pelonis Peggy, President, ACS Athens
Politis Thanasis, Microsoft Services Practice Leader CEE, MICROSOFT
Porfyris Nikolaos
, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, ATHENS EXCHANGE GROUP
Prassaki Elena, Marketing & Communications Manager, Greece-Cyprus-Malta, CISCO
Printzos Michael, Program Director, THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE
Rizopoulos Yannis, Journalist
Syrrakos Nondas, Managing Director, ONE9SIX | Senior Advisor, ATHENS STARTUP BUSINESS INCUBATOR 
Triviza Katerina
, Business Consultant / Business Systemic Mentor / Workplace Mediator
Tsoukalis Alex, Managing Director & CTO, MICREL MEDICAL DEVICES
Tzakou Nelly, Entrepreneur
Zanetopoulos Konstantinos, Senior Manager, Corporate Citizenship Lead, ACCENTURE

Committee Coordinator: Tzagaroulaki Katerina

Employment Committee

Mission Statement

To establish a hub for insight and new ideas with regard to the immense challenges in employment and the labor market, that can propel a new approach, dynamic collaborations and practical solutions to the prevailing unemployment, the talents mismatch and brain drain while enhancing the efforts to build new, real jobs that will unleash our people’s potential.

Employment Committee Articles, Publication & Surveys

Articles

6th AmChamGR Youth Talks – Η μαθησιακή ευελιξία, απαραίτητη δεξιότητα απέναντι στις προκλήσεις του μέλλοντος (amna.gr, 21/11/2023), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Αγορά Εργασίας: “Κλειδί” η ευελιξία σε σκέψη και οργάνωση για την ανάπτυξη μιας εταιρίας (epixeiro.gr, 10/11/2023), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Οι δυναμικές επιχειρήσεις δυναμικά αναπτύσσονται (naftemporiki.gr, 08/06/2023), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Πού πήγαν οι δεξιότητες στην Ευρώπη (naftemporiki.gr, 18/01/2023), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Το παράδοξο των ταλέντων – Έρευνα για τις ανάγκες των εργοδοτών σε δεξιότητες (epixeiro.gr, 11/07/2022), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Η εκπαίδευση δεν τελειώνει με την έναρξη της σταδιοδρομίας (amna.gr, 03/07/2021), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Παγκοσμιοποίηση, δημογραφικό και κινητικότητα ταλέντων (real.gr, 25/05/2021), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Η ποιοτική πρακτική άσκηση γέφυρα προς την απασχόληση (epixeiro.gr, 09/02/2021), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Δεξιότητες και δια βίου μάθηση σήμερα (epixeiro.gr, 23/06/2020), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Τα έκτακτα φαινόμενα απαιτούν έκτακτες δράσεις (huffingtonpost.gr, 14/05/2020), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Καινοτομία και καταιγισμός ιδεών στην εποχή του κορωνοϊού (voria.gr, 22/04/2020), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Η πανδημία του κορωνοϊού θα αλλάξει το τοπίο της αγοράς εργασίας (emea.gr, 06/04/2020), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Διαχείριση της κακής διάθεσης: Ποιες ευκαιρίες αυτοβελτίωσης έχουμε μένοντας στο σπίτι και κάνοντας όλα αυτά που δεν προλαβαίνουμε υπό κανονικές συνθήκες (europeanbusiness.gr, 27/03/2020),  Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Η κλιματική αλλαγή αποτελεί μία από τις σημαντικότερες προκλήσεις του πλανήτη μας (insider.gr, 20/11/2019), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Εργατικό δυναμικό και προσόντα: Ελλείψεις και αναντιστοιχίες (liberal.gr, 16/08/2019), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Πρακτική άσκηση και μαθητεία: Καιρός για ένα ποιοτικό πλαίσιο (liberal.gr, 23/07/2019),  Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Ποιο είναι το απόλυτο επιχειρηματικό εργαλείο (euro2day.gr, 12/10/2018), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Δώδεκα συν μία αρχές για ένα βιώσιμο σχέδιο απασχόλησης των νέων (capital.gr, 02/11/2016), Dr. Venetia Koussia, Employment Committee Chair

Publication

Quality Internship Guide

Surveys

Digitization & Talent Leading the Disruption Tide; Are you Ready? (AmCham Employment Committee and Stanton Chase, 24/01/2019)

Internship: Employers’ Expectations (AmCham Employment Committee and GFK, 07/03/2017)

 

 

 

Committee Chair

Dr. Koussia Venetia, Owner & Founder, VENETIAKOUSSIA.NET

Committee Members

Drakopoulou Eleni, Human Resources Director, ATHENIAN BREWERY
Gioni Irene, 
HR Operations Director, MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS
Karayannis Vassilis, Special Advisor to the Board of Directors, ELVO-HELLENIC VEHICLE INDUSTRIES (2020) S.A.
Kintzios Konstantinos, Business Development Director, REGENERATION
Kritsotakis Jiorgis, Managing Director, ACCENTURE
Melea Eugenia, Head of HR Europe, ENEL GREEN POWER
Melliou Iro, HR Director, VODAFONE GREECE
Panorios Manos, Managing Partner | Global Banking Sector Leader & CEE-SEE Financial Services Practice Leader, STANTON CHASE
Patakiouti Maria, Director People & Culture EU, SE Cluster, PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL
Patsaoura Manto, Managing Director, KARIERA.GR
Tsalikis Constantinos, Head of Human Resources, Citi Greece, HR Professional Services Head, Citi Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, CITIBANK EUROPE PLC

Committee Coordinator: Chaidogiannou Sofia

Energy Committee

Mission Statement

• To review and discuss energy related policies in Greece
• To submit recommendations and proposals to the government regarding the utilization of new technologies, best practices and innovative know-how as well as to facilitation and support of business investment plans
• To develop an effective network aiming on technology and expertise transfer between Greece and the United States

Committee Chair
Prof. Dr. Andriosopoulos Κostas, Professor of Finance and Energy Economics, Audencia Business School

Committee Members

Chantavas Aristotelis, Head of Europe area, ENEL GREEN POWER; President, SOLARPOWER EUROPE
Charitos Stavros, Senior Advisor Greece & East Mediterranean, SAIPEM
Diacakis Minas, Senior Engineer II, Global Ship Systems Center, ABS Hellenic
Eleftheriadis Konstantinos, Partner, Financial Advisory Services, DELOITTE
Kalavrouziotis Georgios, CEO, EUNICE ENERGY GROUP
Kalligas Fernando, Head of Corporate Affairs, DESFA
Kouvaris George, Chairman, HERON
Ladakakos Panagiotis, General Manager, ENORA SA
Lazarakis Loukas, General Director, Head of Energy Unit, INTRAKAT
Manos Anastasios, CEO, HEDNO
Mavros Konstantinos, CEO, PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION RENEWABLES
Mytilineos Evangelos, President & CEO, MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS
Papadopoulos Yannis, President, PUBLIC GAS CORPORATION (DEPA)
Papamichalopoulos Gus, Partner, KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS LAW FIRM
Rigas Mathios, Chairman & CEO, ENERGEAN OIL & GAS
Shiamishis Andreas, CEO, HELLENIC PETROLEUM
Sifnaios Kostis, Vice President & Project Director, GASTRADE SA
Stassis George, President & CEO, PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION (PPC)
Stefatos Aristofanis, CEO, HELLENIC HYDROCARBON RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SA
Zaimis Leonidas, President & CEO, MAS  SA – ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR POWER AND ENERGY

 

Committee Coordinator: Dikeoulia Angeliki

GES-Greek Economic Summit Organizing Committee

Mission Statement

To create an innovative and timely challenging summit that brings together local and foreign representatives of the private and public sectors for a high-level debate and a constructive dialogue on key economic and business issues affecting today’s Greek and global economy.

Greek Economy Conference Committee Activities

• The organization of the annual Greek Economy Conference. The Greek Economy Conference is the flagship event of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. It has been organized by the Chamber for 20 consecutive years with great success and has rightly been recognized and established as the leading and most successful conference in the economic sector in Greece.
• The highlights of the Conference are the keynote speeches of the Prime Minister of Greece and the Opposition Leader, delivered at the two official dinners. Since the addresses tend to outline progress of the previous year as well as current intentions and oppositions toward the course of the Greek and Global Economy, they are anticipated each year with great interest by the political and business community of Greece.

The conference attracts more than 500 delegates and speakers from Greece and abroad, who exchange views on current economic trends and issues.

Committee Chair

Bakatselos Nikolaos, President & CEO, PYRAMIS METALLOURGIA

Committee Members

Costopoulos Alexandros, CEO, FORESIGHT STRATEGY & COMMUNICATIONS
Kafatos Vassilis, Partner, DELOITTE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Kavounides Chryssos, Managing Director & Partner, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP (BCG) HELLAS
Kontopoulos Yianos, CEO, ATHENS EXCHANGE GROUP
Papadimitriou George, Partner, EY Greece; Markets and Accounts Leader, EY Central, Eastern, Southeastern Europe and Central Asia (CESA)
Psaltis Marios, Territory Senior Partner, PwC


Committee Coordinator:
Dikeoulia Angeliki

Information Technology and Communications Committee

Mission Statement

To act as a strategic planning advisor towards:

• The effective ICT advancement in the public and private sector by providing recommendations and policies to governmental and institutional stakeholders
• The advancement of Innovation and the adaptation of Best Practices from the ICT industry through knowledge-transfer from abroad and implementation of selected activities and programs for the public and private sector with the aim in increasing competitiveness, extroversion and international investments
• An increased collaboration with the Greek Academic Institutions for the design and implementation of joint projects in the area of Research and Innovation and for the development of career opportunities for youth in the ICT market

Committee Chair

Kassimiotis Michalis, Managing Director, HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE

Committee Members

Antoniou Andrea, Regional Director Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, IRON MOUNTAIN
Bechrakis Alexandros, Managing Director, LAMDA HELLIX -A DIGITAL REALTY COMPANY
Christakis Nikos
, Managing Director Greece & Cyprus, HP HELLAS EPE
Dionysopoulos Stefanos, Country Leader Oracle Greece, Cluster Leader GCMB, ORACLE HELLAS SMLLC
Leonidopoulos Apostolos, Managing Director, KYNDRYL GREECE & CYPRUS
Maniatis Nikos, Managing Director Greece & Cyprus, IBM HELLAS
Michalopoulos Theodosis, CEO, MICROSOFT HELLAS
Sabatakakis Kyriacos, Country Managing Director, ACCENTURE
Stavrakantonaki Marina, Public Policy Manager SEE, AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS)
Tsiboukis Antonis, General Manager Greece, Cyprus, Malta, CISCO SYSTEMS HELLAS

Committee Coordinator: Georgia Mamali

Institute on Economic Policy & Public Governance

Mission Statement

It serves as a center for policy recommendations, dedicated to advancing excellence in public governance, public administration and economic policy in Greece. The major output, Reform Watch, is the codification platform of legislative acts related to reforms in Greece.

Acting President

Bakatselos Nikolaos

Executive Officer

Dikeoulia Angeliki

Insurance, Social Security & Labor Affairs Committee

Mission Statement

To establish a forum that observes and evaluates the developments in the private and public health and insurance sectors and the labor market in Greece so as to make recommendations in order to improve the insurance and labor environment in Greece and foster relationships and partnerships between the public and the private sectors to the benefit of the Greek Economy.

Insurance, Social Security & Labor Affairs Committee – Conferences’ Conclusions & Position Papers

Kείμενο/Οδηγία της ΕΕ για τις δραστηριότητες και την εποπτεία των ιδρυμάτων επαγγελματικών συνταξιοδοτικών παροχών
• Κείμενο/Παρουσίαση σχετικά με τα HMO’s σε ελληνικά και αγγλικά
• Labor & Insurance Workshop 2017 | Κοινωνική Ασφάλιση-Επιχειρηματικό Περιβάλλον-Εργασιακές Σχέσεις | Πορίσματα
• Labor & Insurance Workshop 2017 | Κοινωνική Ασφάλιση-Επιχειρηματικό Περιβάλλον-Εργασιακές Σχέσεις | Αποτελέσματα Ψηφοφορίας Προτάσεων των Τραπεζιών Συζήτησης
• Labor & Insurance Conference 2016 | Μπορεί να Υπάρξει Βιωσιμότητα και Επάρκεια στην Κοινωνική Ασφάλιση;
• Labor & Insurance Conference 2014 | Απασχόληση και Ασφάλιση: Δύο Ζητήματα Εθνικής Προτεραιότητας Ζητούν Λύσεις
• Labor & Insurance Conference 2013 | Συνεργασία Δημόσιου & Ιδιωτικού Τομέα για την Προαγωγή της Απασχόλησης και της Ασφάλισης
• Labor & Insurance Conference 2012 | Aγορά Εργασίας – Πως θα συμβάλλει στην Οικονομική Ανάπτυξη;
Committee’s Position Paper 2012
• Labor & Insurance Conference 2011 | Η Επαγγελματική Ασφάλιση και οι Προοπτικές της στο Σύγχρονο Εργασιακό Περιβάλλον

Social Security & Labor Affairs Committee-Articles

• 21. Άρθρο του Προέδρου Επιτροπής Καθ κ. Κρεμάλη στη Huffington Post
• 20. Συνέντευξη Προέδρου Επιτροπής Καθ. κ. Κ. Κρεμαλή στο Περιοδικό Ασφαλιστική Αγορά, Ιουν. 2017
• 19. Συνέντευξη Προέδρου Επιτροπής Καθ. κ. Κ. Κρεμαλή στο site Dikaiologitika.gr, Ιουν. 2017
• 18. Άρθρο του Χ, Ιωάννου στην Ημερησία, 10-2-2016
• 17. Άρθρο του Χ. Ιωάννου στο Capital.gr, Φεβ. 2016
• 16. Άρθρο του. Χ. Ιωάννου στην Ημερησία, 30-1-2016
• 15. ΔΥΝΑΤΕΣ ΕΠΙΔΡΑΣΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΔΙΕΘΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΓΚΡΙΤΙΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟΑΣΦΑΛΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΜΕΤΑΡΡΥΘΜΙΣΗ
• 14. Άρθρο κ. Χ. Ιωάννου στο Capital.gr, 24-6-2014
• 13. Άρθρο κ. Δημήτρη Μιχαρικόπουλου στο ΒΗΜΑ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗΣ, 9-12-1012
• 12. Συνέντευξη Προέδρου Επιτροπής κ. Κ. Κρεμαλή στο www.SofokleousIn.gr, 1-3-2013
• 11. Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the 2nd Quarter of 2012 English Version
• 10. Έρευνα της Εταιρίας Manpower για τις Προοπτικές Απασχόλησης κατά το Β΄τρίμηνο του 2012 Greek Version
• 09. PRESS RELEASE – Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the 2nd Quarter of 2012
• 08. Νέοι και Ανεργία σε περιόδους ύφεσης-Δρ. Βενετία Κουσία, ManpowerGroup (Εφημερίδα Καθημερινή 22/1/2012)
• 07. Η Προσωρινή Απασχόληση και ο Ρόλος των Εταιριών Απασχόλησης στην Ελλάδα (2011)
• 06. Medical Liability and Enterprising Risk Related to Medical-Insurance Contracts (English Version-2010)
• 05. Επαγγελματική Ευθύνη & Επιχειρηματικός Κίνδυνος από Ιατροασφαλιστικές Συμβάσεις (Greek Version-2010)
• 04. Συνεργασία μεταξύ Δημόσιου & Ιδιωτικού Τομέα για την καταπολέμηση της αδήλωτης εργασίας και τη μείωση της ανεργίας (Δρ. Βενετία Κουσία, ManpowerGroup-2010)
• 03. Public Private Partnership in Public Health
• 02. Οι Συμπράξεις Ιδιωτικού και Δημόσιου Τομέα (ΣΔΙΤ) στη Δημόσια Υγεία
• 01. Ενημέρωση για τις αλλαγές στο Κοινωνικοασφαλιστικό Σύστημα (2010)

Committee Chair

Kremalis Konstantinos, Managing Partner, KREMALIS LAW FIRM

Committee Members

Athanasakis Kostas, Assistant Professor of Health Economics and HTA, Department of Public Health Policy, University of West Attica
Atsaves Epaminondas, Lawyer/Consultant
Canellopoulos Paul, Members of the BOD, CANELLOPOULOS ADAMANTIADIS HOLDINGS
Christidou Agni, Director, HELLENIC CHAMBER OF HOTELS
Daskalaki Katerina, Senior Advisor, Employment & Labour Market Affairs, HELLENIC FEDERATION OF ENTERPRISES (SEV)
Gioni Irene, HR Operations Director, MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS
Hatzitheodossiou Tasos, General Manager, MEGA INSURANCE BROKERS
Katsanis Yiannis, Employee Health & Benefits Manager, MARSH LLC INSURANCE BROKERS
Kessoglou Panagiotis, Senior Director HR, PIRAEUS BANK
Nounis Christos, President, HELLENIC UNION OF INSTITUTIONS FOR OCCUPATIONAL RETIREMENT PROVISION (EL.E.T.E.A.)
Oikonomopoulou Antouaneta, Lawyer, EUROBANK
Papachristou Dimitrios, Alt. Head, Directorate General of Contribution, EFKA
Papamichael Marianna, Vice President, NATIONAL ACTUARIAL AUTHORITY
Pateris Anastassios, Group Life Director, AON BENFIELD
Plomaritis George, Sales Manager Group & Corporate Business, INTERAMERICAN HELLENIC LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Poulias Alkiviadis, Senior Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer, HELLENIC PETROLEUM
Stavrakos Athanassios, HR Business Partner, TITAN CEMENT COMPANY
Thomopoulou Sofia, Human Resources Department, PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION
Tzotzos Apostolos, Labor Issues Director, OTE GROUP

Committee Coordinator: Tseritzoglou Voula

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Committee

Mission Statement

To present the measures and recent developments in the Intellectual Property Law Enforcement, the IPR infringement policy for the protection of the world economy and the enterprises strategy and policy for the protection of the IPR rights.

Insight

AmChamGR IPR Committee participates in the consultation of the Standing Committee on Production and Trade

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PRACTICE | Greece´s Removal from the Watch List of the “Special 301 Report” by KG Law Firm

Committee Chair

Mastrocostas Yannis, Manager South East Europe Illicit Trade Prevention, Papastratos – a subsidiary of Philip Morris International

Committee Members

Filippopoulou Elli, Attorney-at-Law, LAW OFFICE
Kosmopoulos Michalis
, Partner, DRAKOPOULOS LAW FIRM
Kremmida Yota, Region Counsel Greece, Africa & Turkey, HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE
Michos George, General Manager, EPOE
Oikonomou Antonios, Senior Account Executive, MICROSOFT HELLAS
Paparrigopoulos Xenophon, Partner, POTAMITIS VEKRIS LAW FIRM
Prentoulis Nikos, Partner, PRENTOULIS GERAKINI
Spanou Maria, Senior Associate, KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS LAW FIRM
Zachou Dora, Brand Protection Manager, NIKE HELLAS

Committee Coordinator: Constantinidou Daphne

Leadership Committee

Mission Statement

To add value in developing the quality of leadership among AmCham members and throughout the Greek business community. To help young people become responsible business and social leaders within a foreseeable time frame.

Leadership Committee

• To exploit the best practices applied within international and Greek organizations
• To provide valuable insight through leadership-related surveys and other knowledge-sharing initiatives
• Bring real life management and leadership qualities, practices and case studies to younger generations
• Establish role models for the future leaders of Greek business organizations and society
• Create content and intellectual value through partnering with academic institutions

Committee Chair

Miropoulos ArtemisManaging Director, LINKAGE GREECE

Committee Members

Alexopoulos Konstantinos, CEO, DLT KASTRI IKE
Broumidis Harris, President & CEO, VODAFONE
Ekaterinari Rania, Partner Ekati Consulting Ltd and non-executive board member of Elval Halcor S.A. and of MotorOil S.A. and Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Filiotis Spyros, Vice President & General Manager, PHARMASERVE-LILLY SACI
Gerogiannis Dimitris, CEO, AEGEAN
Griveas Polychronis, Managing Director, Paragon Advisory
Kalligeros John, President & CEO, STAR AUTOMOTIVE HELLAS SINGLE MEMBER S.A.
Kerastaris Antonis, Managing Director, BRINKS
Kostopoulos Nikolaos, CEO, HELLENIC DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Kotionis George, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, OGILVY GREECE
Mavrommati Marina, CEO, PRINTEC
Negas Nikos, CEO, FRIDAYS
Panos Pantelis, General Manager, AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
Panteliadis Aristotelis, CEO, METRO
Papadogianni Efi, Managing Director, KONE
Plakopitas Nikolas, Vice Chairman, EUROCLINIC
Politopoulou Marianna, MBA, The Warton School, University of Pennsylvania
Rabbat Vassilis, Managing Director, XEROX HELLAS A.E.E.
Samaras Lefteris, Managing Director Greece, Cyprus and Malta, DHL EXPRESS (HELLAS)
Saracakis Alexandros, Managing Director, SARACAKIS BROTHERS
Sirtis Steven, CEO, KOSMOCAR S.A.
Tsakiris Ilias, Managing Director, HELLENIC HULL MANAGEMENT
Vassilakos John, CEO & Vice President, KOTSOVOLOS
Xirocostas Andreas, Managing Director, SAP HELLAS
Zaimis Leonidas, President, MAS S.A.
Zorgno Giuseppe, Country Manager, AIG EUROPE

 

Committee Coordinator: Xidou Ritana

Legislative Reform Committee

Mission Statement

  • To examine the issues related to legislative reforms in our country affecting our members
  • To submit proposals and positions to governmental officials regarding the introduction of legislative reforms and/or the amendment of current legislation, in an effort to render Greece more competitive
  • To develop an effective network focusing on legislative expertise transfer between Greece and the United States

Committee Chair

Kyriakides John, Managing Partner, KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS LAW FIRM

Committee Members

Bernitsas Panayotis, Managing Partner, BERNITSAS LAW FIRM
Bregiannos Nikolaos
, Associate, BREGIANNOS LAW FIRM
Constantinidis Vassilis, Senior Partner, DRYLLERAKIS & ASSOCIATES
Georgiades Stavros, Partner, APOSTOLOS GEORGIADES & ASSOCIATES
Ikonomidis Vassilios, Managing Partner, VDI LAW FIRM
Moussas Nikolaos, Managing Partner, MOUSSAS & PARTNERS
Nestorides Angelike, Partner, N & A LAW FIRM
Themelis Spyridon, Legal Counsel, PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL
Dr. Tsibanoulis Dimitris, Senior & Managing Partner, TSIBANOULIS & PARTNERS
Zoulovits Mina, Partner Lawyer, LLM, ZOULOVITS-KONTOGEORGOU LL.P LAW FIRM

 

Committee Coordinator: Constantinidou Daphne

Medical Devices & Diagnostics Committee

Mission Statement

To create a pro-active forum that appraises developments and quality in the healthcare system process modernization in Greece.

Based on local expertise and in alignment with official recognized European and US accepted business practices will contribute and support the reinforcement of the Greek Healthcare System and its reformation for the betterment of the citizens and the state.

Committee Chair

Liakopoulos Theodore, Managing Director, JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL

Committee Members

Anastasiou Giannis, Country Manager Greece, TELEFLEX MEDICAL HELLAS
Barakos Chistos, BT & Strategic Projects Leader South East Europe Region, Country Leader Greece, 3M HELLAS
Braak Siete, General Manager, ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS (HELLAS) S.A.
Cholevas Christos, General Manager, ABBOTT MEDICAL HELLAS
Christopoulou Martha, General Manager, BAXTER HELLAS
Delakouridis Kostas, CEO, REPADO BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS

Diamantopoulos Babis, Country Finance Manager Greece, Cyprus, Malta & Chairman of the BOD, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC HELLAS

Gkikas-Panousis Spyridon, General Manager, Greece-Cyprus, GE HEALTHCAREKalamakis Evangelos, Managing Director, SOFMEDICA GROUP
Katsolis Theodoros, Country Manager, EDWARDS LIFE SCIENCES HELLAS
Krinos Gregory, Managing Director, 3D LIFE S.A, GKardia P.C.
Mariakis Kostas, General Manager, NEW DIAGNOSTIC DIMENSION
Michalitsis Iakovos, General Manager, BAUSCH HEALTH
Mparas Panagiotis, Chairman & Managing Director, PHILIPS HELLAS
Nikas Dimitrios, Managing Director, MEDTRONIC HELLAS
Papadopoulos Miltiades, Greece Country Head, CSEE Cluster Market Access Manager, ALCON LABORATORIES HELLAS
Tripodianos Manolis, Chairman & CEO, BECTON DICKINSON HELLAS (BD)
Vrettos John, Managing Director, ABBOTT LABORATORIES (HELLAS)

 

Committee Coordinator: Tseritzoglou Voula

Northern Greece Committee

Mission Statement

To set the Chamber agenda in Northern Greece and to counsel on all Chamber actions in the region, including luncheons, dinners, conferences and seminars that highlight business issues and at which Chamber members meet with key Greek, regional, and international decision makers of the political and economic world.

Committee Chair
Kafatos Vassilis, Partner, DELOITTE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Committee Members

Kouimtzis Athanasios, Chief Executive Officer, KOUIMTZIS GROUP
Koukountzos Konstantinos, Managing Director, KLEEMANN HELLAS
Malamas Costas, Managing Partner, VELTIO GREECE
Margaropoulos Nikolaos, Managing Partner, MARGAROPOULOS & ASSOCIATES – SCIENTIA LEGIS LAW FIRM
Milonas George, President & CEO, ALUMIL
Nikolaou George, Head, CHUBB BUSINESS SERVICES EMEA
Papadopoulos-Chatzakos Konstantinos, CEO, MEVGAL
Saranti Loukia, President, AKRITAS
Vlachos Panos, President, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF THESSALONIKI

Committee Coordinator: Tsavdaroglou Nikos

Pharmaceutical Companies Committee

Mission Statement

To serve as a forum for national healthcare issues and to be a catalyst for healthcare reform. To build bridges of cooperation and common understanding among all stakeholders as well as create beneficial synergies for the good of the patient.

Pharmaceutical Committee Activities

• Organization of the Annual Healthworld Conference since 2002, which is an established Conference on major healthcare and policy-related issues. Featuring prominent speakers, it is organized under the Auspices of the Ministry of Health and the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE), the Association of Health Research and Biotechnology Industry (SEIV), PhRMA Innovation Forum (PIF), the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and Medtech Europe.

Pharmaceutical Committee Articles – Interviews

Committee Chair

Barmpetaki Labrina, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board, AbbVie Greece, Cyprus & Malta, ABBVIE PHARMACEUTICALS

Committee Members

Azem Ezat, General Manager, ROCHE HELLAS
Biroccio Antonino, VP, General Manager Greece, GLAXOSMITHKLINE
Charalampidis Savas, General Manager, GILEAD SCIENCES HELLAS
Chouliara Elena, Country President, ASTRA ZENECA

Donkers Danny, Country Lead, AMGEN HELLAS PHARMACEUTICALS EPE
Evripides Konstantinos, CEO, GENESIS PHARMA
Filiotis Spyros, Vice President & General Manager, PHARMASERVE-LILLY SACI
Issopoulos Leonidas, Managing Director, UCB
Jakoncic Agata, Managing Director Greece, Cyprus & Malta, MSD (MERCK SHARP & DOHME PHARMACEUTICAL, INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL)
King-Barnardo Susan, President and Managing Director, MERCK
Konstantinidi Marianna, General Manager Greece, Cyprus, Malta, CSL BEHRING
Michalitsis Iakovos, General Manager Greece, Cyprus & Malta, BAUSCH HEALTH
Panagakis George, CEO, VIATRIS
Papagiannis Konstantinos, Managing Director, NOVARTIS HELLAS S.A.
Papastelatou Yvoni, General Manager Sanofi Genzyme Greece & Cyprus | Managing Director Sanofi Greece & Cyprus, SANOFI AVENTIS
Prodromou Elizabeth, General Manager, BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB
Ragousis Zachary, President & Managing Director, PFIZER HELLAS
Rodseth Christian, Managing Director Janssen Greece, Poland and Romania, JANSSEN-CILAG PHARMACEUTICAL SACI

Vega Anna, General Manager, BAYER HELLAS

Zanetti Cornelia, General Manager Greece, Cyprus, Malta, TAKEDA HELLAS

Committee Coordinator: Tseritzoglou Voula

Public Affairs Committee

Mission Statement

To develop and conduct a series of public affairs private meetings that brings together representatives of the private and public sectors to discuss important issues concerning the Greek business and investment environment.

Committee Members

Saracakis John, Chairman, SARACAKIS BROTHERS S.A.
Canellopoulos Paul, Member of the BOD, CANELLOPOULOS ADAMANTIADIS HOLDINGS S.A.
Kyriacou Marios, ISO HELLAS S.A.
Kyriakides John, 
Managing Partner, KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS LAW FIRM
Papadopoulos Thanos, Managing Director, NAUTICAL CARRIERS INC.

 

Committee Coordinator: Xidou Ritana

Real Estate & Development Committee

Mission Statement

  • To advise members on regulatory challenges, forthcoming reforms and to help shape them in a manner conducive to the interests of the real estate industry and Greek economic development.
  • To conceive, disseminate and implement initiatives for improvement in the operations of the real estate sector, the efficiency with which market demands are met and the diversity of services offered. Also, to enhance awareness of latent or unrealized real estate opportunities by market actors and chamber members whose main activity is not located in the real estate space.
  • To act as an advocate for chamber members and the real estate sector more generally in the face of an everchanging business, political, legal and regulatory environment.
  • To function as a conduit to the Greek real estate market for foreign and local investors through promotion the subject environment, advice as to the business and regulatory landscape, and service as an interlocutor to the Greek government on real estate questions and matters affecting specific the industry. It is in this context that the real estate committee will seek and secure the cooperation of other chamber committees.
  • To serve as an information exchange hub for members in relation to market trends and possible threats as well as an educational venue through the organization of real estate themed events and delegations to conferences, expositions and trade and commercial missions. To help establish the chamber’s credentials as a hub of expertise and best practice sharing among members and market participants more generally.

RE&D Newsletter

2021 Property outlook – Greece

Articles – Presentations – Papers

Ακίνητη περιουσία: Ανάγκη για αντικειμενική ενημέρωση, Left Sikalidis, Chair, RE&D Committee (naftemporiki, 13/01/2024)

Έλλειψη Αξιοπρεπούς Στρέγασης σε Προσιτή Τιμή, Nicholas Chatzitsolis, Member, RE&D Committee (e-red, 18/12/2023)

Κοινωνικό το Κέρδος της Προσιτής Κατοικίας, Michael Mavroleon, Member, RE&D Committee (e-red, 18/12/2023)

Επενδύσεις στον Τουριστικό Τομέα και Αξιοποίηση Δημόσιας Περιουσίας, Vasilis Delikaterinis, Member, RE&D Committee (EFSYN, 13/05/2023)

The Greek Real Estate Market is Growing, Ioannis Ganos, Member, RE&D Committee (The National Herald, 22/03/2022)

A Brief Guide to Real Estate Investments in Greece, Vasilis Delikaterinis, Member, RE&D Committee (The National Herald, 22/03/2022)

Real Estate and the Silver Economy, Left Sikalidis, Chair, RE&D Committee (The National Herald, 21/03/2022)

The Greek REO Market and Recent Developments, Ellie Kakoullou, Member, RE&D Committee (The National Herald, 20/03/2022)

Investment Opportunities in a Complex Real Estate Market, George Kormas, Member, RE&D Committee (The National Herald, 20/03/2022)

Το ρολόι της κλιματικής αλλαγής μετράει αντίστροφα, Left Sikalidis, Chair, RE&D Committee (epixeiro.gr, 07/12/2021)

Let’s go Green, Left Sikalidis, Chair, RE&D Committee (amna.gr, 17/11/2021)

Covid-19 και αγορά Ακίνητης Περιουσίας στην Ελλάδα, Left Sikalidis, Chair, RE&D Committee (capital.gr, 29/04/2020)

Covid-19 & Real Estate in Greece, Left Sikalidis, Chair, RE&D Committee (brief information)

Committee Chair

Sikalidis Left, Founder & CEO, sikalidis.com

Committee Members

Bersis George, Managing Partner, POTAMITISVEKRIS
Chatzitsolis Nicholas, Managing Director, AXIES SA PART OF THE CBRE AFFILIATE NETWORK
Delikaterinis Vassilios, Advisor to the Board, TERNA ENERGY
Dimtsas Nikolaos-Ioannis, Chief Investment Officer, DIMAND
Ganos Ioannis, CEO, ALPHA ASTIKA AKINITA
Giannopoulos Marinos, CEO, ENTERPRISE GREECE
Grigoriadou Sophia, Managing Partner, CPA LAW – MEMBER OF KPMG INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AND TAX NETWORK
Kakoullou Ellie, Assistant General Manager Group Real Estate, NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Karra Samantha, Head of Real Estate Hub, EUROBANK
Mavroleon Michael, CEO, A&M ARCHITECTS
Petropoulou Krysta, Asset Management Director, OTE ESTATE

 

Committee Coordinator: Paneta Frosso

Taxation Committee

Mission Statement

To monitor the external support of U.S.-interest and other Chamber member corporations operating in Greece, in their efforts to fulfill their taxation requirements, while addressing all major tax issues and dependencies, and not overlooking any lawful, tax saving opportunities. The motto of the committee is: “Make taxation a business partner.”

Taxation Committee Activities

• Annual Taxation Conference, since 2004
• Working Luncheons with ministers and tax authorities
• Articles
• Studies and Research
• Participation in seminars with speeches
• Monitoring of new taxation laws
• Cooperation with tax authorities
• Meetings with ministerial leadership

Articles – Presentations – Papers

Committee Chair

Ioannis Stavropoulos, Managing Partner & Founder, STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS LAW OFFICE

Committee Members

Abeliotis Evaggelos, Chairman, ABELIOTIS & ASSOCIATES
Adamidou Effie, Partner, Head of Tax & Legal, KPMG Greece
Altiparmakis Christos, Economist
Athanasiadis Ioannis, Manager Fiscal Affairs, PAPASTRATOS
Daveros Panagiotis, Group Tax & Customs Director, HELLENIC PETROLEUM
Doucas Spiros, Economist
Dryllerakis John, Managing Senior Partner, DRYLLERAKIS & PARTNERS
Gigantes Stavros, Business & Finance Consultant, STS BUSINESS PARTNERS
Govaris Vasilios, Group CFO, ATHENS EXCHANGE GROUP
Kapobasi Ioulia, Internal Auditor, MEGA INSURANCE BROKERS
Kerameus George, Partner, KPP LAW FIRM
Kostas Stavros, Economist/ Tax Committee Honorary Chairman
Kotis Antonis
, Tax & Corporate Finance Group Manager Greece, PROCTER & GAMBLE
Lepida Nikolaia-Anna, Senior Associate, DRYLLERAKIS & PARTNERS
Malliou Aspasia, Partner, POTAMITISVEKRIS
Mitsios Stephanos
, Partner, Head of Tax, EY Greece
Nikolaou George, Internal Audit, Tax & Treasury Manager, ATHENIAN BREWERY
Nikolopoulou Maria, Head of Group Tax Division, Group Finance, EUROBANK
Panou Jenny, Partner | Attorney at Law | Head of Tax Services, GRANT THORNTON
Pantazopoulos Petros, Partner, FDMA LAW FIRM
Papadatos Eugene, CFO, ALPHA REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT & INVESTMENTS
Pothos Panagiotis, Partner, KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS LAW FIRM
Samothrakis George, CPA
Sfakakis Kostas, Advisor to the Board, Tax Policy, HELLENIC FEDERATION OF ENTERPRISES (SEV)
Spyriouni Litsa, Group Tax Director, COCA-COLA HELLENIC BOTTLING COMPANY
Stamatiou Georgios, Vice Chairman, SOL CROWE
Tapinos Gregory, Senior Partner & General Manager, KEY CONSULTANTS
Trakadi Maria, Partner, Tax Leader, DELOITTE Greece
Vagena Lia, CFO, 3M
Vizas Vassilis, Partner, Tax and Legal Services Leader, PWC
Yiannacou Sofoklis, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Southeastern Europe & Greece, AB VASSILOPOULOS
Zoupa Maria, Partner, Tax, ZEPOS & YANNOPOULOS

Committee Coordinator: Tzagaroulaki Katerina

Tourism Committee

Mission Statement

Create an effective two-way communication platform with AmCham Tourism members to identify their business, legislative and marketing priorities and concerns. With the support of the Tourism Committee members, create and execute an annual plan of action to advance these priorities, concerns and positions to the appropriate Ministries and Governmental or Non-Governmental Tourism related agencies. In addition, support the members by offering networking opportunities, educational events and activities that enhance and improve U.S. Greece Tourism relations.

Tourism Committee Activities

• Meetings with the Minister of Tourism of Greece
• Organization of a roadshow in the United States
• Conferences

Tourism Committee Articles & Publications

Committee Chair

Ananiadis Tim

Committee Members

Argiri Michael, Managing Director, CONCEPTOURS

Evangeliou Vicky, Founder, MARKETING LEAD – VSN HUB

Hadjos Nikos, Founder and Managing Director, HOTELLECT

Kelaiditis Nikolas, Vice President, FED HATTA

Konstantinidou Christina, General Manager, BCA COLLEGE

Koukouli Celia, Senior Executive, SIVA TRAVEL

Kyvernitis George, CEO, KYVERNITIS TRAVEL  

Marriott Carol, President & CEO, BEST WESTERN HOTELS SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

Panayotopoulos Panos, General Manager, ATHENAEUM INTERCONTINENTAL

Stylianopoulos Andreas, President & CEO, NAVIGATOR TRAVEL & TOURIST SERVICES

Theodorides Stephanos  

Tsakalos Yannis, Founder & CEO, AQ STRATEGY

Tzikas Evripides, General Manager, ATHENS CAPITAL HOTEL, MCGALLERY COLLECTION

 

Committee Coordinator: Dikeoulia Angeliki

Women in Business (WIB) Committee

Mission Statement

Through best practices, role modeling, storytelling, and networking to advocate for women in business leadership, to strengthen inclusion & diversity, to leverage their influence and inspiration in all sectors of the economy.

Women in Business (WIB) Committee

  • Organization of events and forums with prominent international and local speakers, providing vision and practices to succeed in today’s business environment
  • Networking events to integrate and establish new collaborations
  • Initiation of position papers, surveys, thought leader articles
  • On-line networking platform through LinkedIn Group

Women in Business (WIB) Committee Articles & Surveys

Committee Communication

WIB Committee Overview

Survey: The Impact of the Pandemic on Daily Life and Work

Survey: GenY Wellness Survey

 

Articles

Committee Chair

Stoumbou Myladie, Senior Regional Director, Partner Development, ISVs, Digital Natives & Scale Ups, CEMA Region, Microsoft

Committee Members

Alexandropoulou Betty, Executive Director & Board Member, Enterprise Greece
Bertsiadou Lia, Inflammation & Immunology Lead, Greece-Cyprus-Malta, Pfizer Hellas
Cheimonidou Zeta, Vice President Digital & Technology, Head of Ecommerce, AB Vassilopoulos
Dalekou Chara, General Manager Marketing & Communications, National Bank of Greece
Damalou Kelly, Product Manager, Ansys
Doxaki Despina
, Member of the Board, Public Power Corporation
Dritsa Anastasia, Partner, Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm
Iliopoulou Sissy, Head of Marketing & Media, Lamda Development
Kazakopoulou Betty, Board Member, Ogilvy Greece
Konida Alexandra, Managing Director, Head of Multinationals, Continental Europe, HSBC
Mariakaki Agnes, CEO, MindSearch
Miliopoulou Zozeta, Associate Professor, The American College of Greece
Mylona Martha, Organizational Consultant & Executive Leadership Coach
Retsa Peny, Market Access & External Relations Director, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
Tarou Iphigenia, Senior Business Consultant
Tsekoura Teti, Group Chief Legal Counsel & Board Member, Ogilvy Greece
Tsemperlidou Katerina, Author & Site Founder
Tzelepi Maria, Manager, Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, Greece-Cyprus-Malta, The Coca-Cola Company
Tzimea Deppie, Executive Director Corporate Communications & Sustainability, OTE Group
Velliotou Peggy, Partner Consulting, KPMG Greece


Committee Coordinator:
Boyatzis Angela