George Provopoulos has extensive experience in the banking sector both in Greece and abroad, but also an academic career as an Associate Professor at University of Athens, Department of Economics (1979-2007).
During his tenure as Governor of the Bank of Greece (2008-2014), and Member of the Governing Council and the General Council of the European Central Bank, he managed the complete restructuring of the Greek banking system in the midst of the recent economic and financial crisis. During the same period he has been Alternate Governor at IMF and member of BIS (Bank for International Settlements).
Previously he was Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Piraeus Bank (2006-2008), Chairman and CEO of Emporiki Bank (2004-2006) and member of the Executive Committee at Alpha Bank (1994-2004).
Further positions of Mr Provopoulos include: General Manager at the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (1993-1997), Deputy Governor at the Bank of Greece (1990-1993), Chairman of the Council of Economic Experts at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (1989-1990).
George Provopoulos is a Greek national, holds a Doctorate in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics from Essex University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Athens.
Alexi Comninos has worked for Merrill Lynch International Private Banking Group (1994-1998), has set up the Private Banking Division for the National Bank of Greece and headed the department until 2002. He joined Marfin Egnatia Bank in 2002 as Group Director of Wealth Management & Private Banking and remained in this position until July 2008.
From July of 2008 until September of 2011 he was an executive member of the Board of Directors of HYGEIA Group, C.E.O. of MITERA S.A., and president of the Boards of various medical and commercial subsidiaries in Greece and abroad.
From September 2011 until May 2012 he was an executive officer of Marfin Investment Group.
Alexi Comninos was born in Athens in 1965. He holds a B.A. degree in Business Economics and in Organizational Behavior & Management from Brown University, an M.Sc. degree in Real Estate Development & Investment from New York University and an MBA degree from IMD.
Eleni Papaconstantinou is a Partner of the leading law firm Papaconstantinou. She has extensive advisory and judicial experience in commercial, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, and competition law. Eleni has successfully handled major complex and diverse transactions as well as large-scale litigations, including litigation before the Greek Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice.
Eleni has served as a member of clients’ Boards of Directors. Between 2004 and 2015 Eleni has been an independent member of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit and HR committees of S&B, an industrial minerals company then listed on the Athens Stock Exchange. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).
In 2012 Eleni was a member of the expert committee of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF). Since 2008 she has been a member of the investment committee of Alpha Taneo, a Venture Capital Fund managed by Alpha Ventures, a subsidiary of Alpha Bank.
Eleni is a Greek national and holds a first class honours degree from the London School of Economics, ranking top of her class, a Master’s Degree from Harvard Law School and a Doctorate (Grande Distinction) from Universite Libre de Bruxelles. She is a member of the Athens and New York Bar Associations. She speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish.