Iordanis Aivazis has worked at senior positions (General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, and Member of the Board) with various banks in Greece as well as in the industry with OTE S.A. (subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom), where he was a member of Deutsche Telekom’s European Management Board.
Furthermore, Iordanis has been a member of Board of Directors of various Greek listed companies.
Currently, he is a Chairman (non-executive) of HCL, an offshoot of Davidson Kempner and Bain Capital Credit – for the latter he serves as a Special Adviser for Greece. Iordanis is also a non-executive Director of Frigoglass S.A. and Regency Entertainment S.A.
Iordanis holds a B.A. in Economics from University of Athens and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and M.A. in Marketing and Finance from University of Lancaster. He speaks English and French.
Michael Katounas is currently the Deputy CEO of QInvest LLC, one of the leading Middle Eastern investment groups based in Qatar.
He has more than 20 years of international experience having worked in London, Dubai, Doha, Amsterdam and Athens.
Prior to joining QInvest, Michael held positions at Credit Suisse, ABN Amro, Procter & Gamble and Shell Oil with experience in debt and equity principal investments as well as M&A, corporate finance and restructuring transactions. He has completed transactions with a total value of more than US$50bn throughout his career.
He currently holds a number of Board roles including on the Board of Directors of Panmure Gordon PLC, Intercat Hospitality LLC and PraxiaBank (ex. CrediCom). He also serves on the Board of Governors of Doha College.
Michael graduated with a Master of Science in International Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a member of the UK Institute of Directors and a graduate of INSEAD’s International Directors Programme.
Diana Markaki has worked at international law firms and held corporate General Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel positions both in Greece and abroad.
Over the last few years she has been based in Switzerland, where she practiced international management.
During the period 2014-2017 she held a leadership position at the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a project of significant geopolitical importance, as Head of Land Access and Approvals at the company’s headquarters in Switzerland.
Today she is Director at Gategroup, responsible for the group’s global real estate portfolio in 60 countries.
Diana served as a Programme Consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UDP) in New York, as well as a member of the support team for the UN World Summit in 2005.
Diana graduated from National University of Athens School of Law and holds an LL.M. in International and European Law, with continuous education in the US.