Board of Directors

Apostolos -Evangelos Vakakis – Executive Member, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Year of birth: 1954
Mr. Vakakis is a second-generation entrepreneur with extensive experience in the field. He studied business administration and financial management at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom).

Dimitrios Kerameus- Non- Executive Member, Vice Chairman
Year of birth: 1977
Mr. Kerameus is a graduate of the University of Munich and New York University in New York (LLM). He worked as a lawyer in a law firm in New York and in a shipping company. Since 2008 he has been working as a partner-manager of the law firm "Kerameus & Partners". His professional experience mainly relates to the domain of commercial, corporate and maritime law. He is a lawyer in Athens and New York. He speaks English, French and German. He is an independent, non-executive member of the board of directors of the listed company “GEKE S.A.” and of its remuneration committee. He is also a member of the boards of directors of unlisted Greek companies.

Konstantina Demiri – Executive Member, CEO
Year of birth: 1958
Mrs. Demiri is in charge of the accounting department of JUMBO S.A. since 2003. During her 20-year professional career she served as director of the accounting department in a Corporate Group of the retail sector.

Sofia Vakaki – Executive Member
Year of birth: 1987
Ms Vakaki is a graduate of Accounting and Finance of the University of San Diego and M.S. in Studies of Hospitality Industry at the University of New York. She was employed with Grant Thornton International LTD and since 2012 she has been working with JUMBO at the department of e-commerce and as a Head of merchandising of the Company being responsible for all branches of the parent and subsidiary companies in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus.

Polys Polycarpou – Executive Member, Executive Director
Year of birth: 1978
Polys Polycarpou is a finance and business analysis expert with 19 years of experience. During his career he was consistently ranked in internal polls of some of the top global institutional investors. Polys covered almost all sectors building an intangible trait for his passion to analyse strategy and appraise diverse investment opportunities. In 2012 he co-founded the first independent research provider in the Greek/Cypriot market. In the past he was a country analyst with Citi Investment Research (2005-2009), Vice President with Deutsche Bank Global Markets (2010-12), a Deputy Research Director with Alpha Finance and a member of the Equity Sales team at KAPPA Securities. He holds an MSc in International Securities and Investment Banking from ICMA (Henley Business School, 2003) and a Bachelor’s with First Class Honors in Business Economics from Coventry University (2002). He is a graduate of the English School Nicosia Cyprus (1997). He was born in 1978. He is married and has one child.

Nikolaos Velissariou - Non- Executive Member
Year of birth: 1969
Mr. Velissariou is a graduate of the Athens College (1988). BSc graduate in Engeneering & Management from the University of Manchester and MBA from the Manchester Business School. In 1996, he started his professional career as an investment advisor at Telesis AHEPEY until its acquisition by EFG Eurobank Ergasias, where he served as Senior Director and Director of the Customer Private Sector. Following, he was one of the co-founders of VAL Advisors AEPEY, a real estate consulting company. He has sufficient knowledge in the field of activity of the company, as he has been a retail network manager in the Eurobank group for a decade.

Evanthia Andrianou – Independent, Non- Executive Member
Year of birth: 1970
Mrs. Evanthia Andrianou is a graduate of the American College (Pierce) (1987). She holds a degree in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business (ASOEE) and holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
In 1992, she started her professional career as an auditor at PWC, from 1998 to 2014 she worked as an Investment Banking executive at Telesis SA, at Accentis Corporate Finance and at EFG Telesis Finance, where she was Director of Investment Banking. Since 2014, she has been working exclusively as a fund manager in the field of Private Equity, one of the co-founders of the investment funds SouthBridge Europe Mezzanine, which invest in developing Greek companies. She holds a non-executive board position in companies in the portfolio of SouthBridge Europe Mezzanine and she is a founding member and shareholder of SouthBridge Advisors AEDOEE. She has sufficient knowledge in the field of business and in the field of activity of the Company, having evaluated and investing in the field of organized retail companies.

Fotios Tzigkos- Independent, Non- Executive Member
Year of birth: 1959
Mr. Tzigkos is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business, (1981). After a solid career of more than five years as a chief accounting and tax manager of a multinational company, Mr. Tzigkos co-founded a new Greek company focusing on Tax and Accounting Services, in 1988 (TZIGKOS I BANTRAS Accounting and Tax Consulting S.A.). Mr. Tzigkos maintains primary responsibility for accounting and tax services in the retail, financial and shipping industries and he specializes in consulting both private individuals and companies concerning tax legislation and compliance. He has sufficient knowledge in the field of activity of the company, because for a number of years he has been an accounting and tax consultant in many commercial public limited companies. He also has sufficient knowledge in auditing, because he has been for a number of years an auditor in public limited companies, which are not subject to Part B article 2 sub-paragraph A1 of Law 4336/2015.

Marios Lasanianos- Independent, Non- Executive Member
Year of Birth: 1974
He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Greek Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ηe also holds the title of Fellow Member ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants). He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and also of the Hellenic ACFE. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the Economic University of Athens.
During 1998 - 2018 he worked as an auditor and business consultant in Grant Thornton Greece where he reached the rank of Partner. During his career he led numerous projects in internal and external audits in private and public entities. He also served as a business consultant in the area of Transactional Advisory and Forensic Advisory services. During 2014 - 2018 he served as Grant Thornton Greece’s representative to the Global Audit Quality Committee of Grant Thornton International with the purpose of establishing standards and processes for the enhancement of quality in audit. During 2018 - 2019 he worked as a Director of Finance in Mart Cash and Carry (subsidiary of Sklavenitis group) while from 2019 onwards he works as a CFO in one of Greece’s largest companies in the wholesale trade of garments Shop and Trade S.A.

Savvas Kaouras-Independent, Non- Executive Member
Year of birth: 1978
Mr. Savvas Kaouras is a former Certified Public Accountant, a member of Greece Certified Public Accountants. Graduate in Business Administration and Management and holds a Master's degree in Maritime Studies from the University of the Aegean. In the period 2005 - 2014 he worked as an auditor and business consultant at Grant Thornton Greece and RSM Greece. During his career he was responsible for numerous projects in the field of tactics and taxation in private and public companies. From 2014 until today he is the head of the financial department of a shipping group in Greece with a presence abroad.

Charalampos (Babis) Pandis-Independent, Non- Executive Member
Charalampos (Babis) Pandis (born in 1967) is a vivid civil engineer with a strong track record in the construction, and real estate sectors in multiple European countries. He specializes in the development of assets, projects, and construction management in Greece since 1992, as well as in Romania, Poland, Czechia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria since 2005. He has structured local and cross-border transactions in multiple European countries.
Babis is an MIT alumnus (1992), earned his MRICS accreditation in 2013 and since 2022 he has been in the public register of Advanced Certified Persons for the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. In 1990 he received his diploma of Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, ranking 1st in national examinations and graduating with honours. He has been a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 1990 and of the MIT Graduate Alumni Council since 2021.
He co-founded Bluehouse Group in 2005 and he is an Executive Director, primarily responsible for the development and asset management activities. Bluehouse is a real estate investment, development, and asset management company operating in Central-eastern and South-eastern Europe.

Argyro Athanasiou -Independent, Non- Executive Member
Hiro Athanassiou (born in 1960) in an American College of Greece alumni (Pierce & Deree), and has a MSc in Economics from London School of Economics.
She worked for Unilever for 32 years, holding various local, regional and global roles, in Marketing, Customer Development, and General Management, for product categories like Foods and Beverages, Ice Cream, Home Care and Personal Care. She worked in the Unilever Corporate Headquarters, as Executive Vice President and member of the Global Executive Board of Unilever Food Solutions. She was responsible for the operations in Central and South Americas, South and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and Israel.
In 2013 she returned to Greece and became the CEO of Greece and Cyprus. In parallel she was a member of The European Leadership Team. While with Unilever, she served as a member of the SEV Board of Directors, the Board of Anglo-Dutch Association, as well as IOBE, EED, and other Trade Associations.
Hiro also she served as an Independent Non-Executive Director in the Board of Piraeus Bank, and TITAN Cement International SA. For Piraeus Bank, she was also member of the Candidates and Risk Committees, and for TITAN Chair of Candidates and Remuneration Committee and member of the Corporates Government Committee.
In 2018, and till 2022, she joined as an Independent Non-Executive Director the Board of The National Growth Fund - HCAP (Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations). She Chaired or was a member of several Board Committees, like the Corporate Governance Committee, the Candidates and Remuneration, Audit, Risk and Investment Committees.
She is currently an Independent and Non-Executive member of the ELTA and ELTA Courier Board of Directors and member of the respective Audit and Risk Committees.
She is also a Board member of Symbeeosis, a start up company for organic, natural products, sustainably sourced. She Chairs the Global Alumni Board of American College of Greece.

Efthymia Deli-New Nomination (Independent, Non- Executive Member)
Efi was born in Athens in 1969, Greece and holds a BSc degree (with honors) in Statistics from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and an MSc in Management Information Systems from the London School of Economics.
Efi Deli has diverse experience in Banking, Financial Consulting and Hotel/Real Estate, spanning more than 25 years.
She has held senior and executive positions, in financial institutions operating in Greece, such as National Bank, Egnatia Bank, Marfin Popular Bank, Hellenic Postbank and T-Bank, having also worked as senior business consultant for Andersen Consulting, both in Greece and abroad. Currently, she provides advisory services to the family office of a leading Greek Hotel & Leisure group.
During her professional career she has held Board-level positions in various corporations, like ICAP Rating Agency as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board in line with ESMA governance, Attica Bank as non-executive member, T-Bank as executive member, and Greece’s state-run Green Fund as non-executive member.
Since January 2021 she is the representative of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund in the Board of Eurobank in Greece.

The functions and responsibilities of the Board are described in the effective Articles of Association.