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The parent company, HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A., is, either directly or indirectly, the sole or majority shareholder in the subsidiaries and associated companies, also controlling the management. Each company of the Group has its own board of directors and management structure, however investment plans, financial management and annual budgets are all controlled centrally by the parent company. Subsidiaries and associated companies submit their results to the parent company.
HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A. is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors.
He is an Electrical-Mechanical Engineer from NTUA, graduate Economist of the Department of Economics at the University of Athens. Since 1975 he is a professor at the Panteion University with specialty in Economic Development and Social Transformation. He served as a member of the Council and the Senate of the University and he was Director of the Postgraduate program, as well as of the Economic and Social Research Centre of the Department of Sociology.
He has particularly important and extensive experience in senior management positions in public and private sectors as well as in local government. He has been Director of PPC, Board Member and CEO of Business Reconstruction Organization, Vice President and General Manager of Athens Regulatory Plan and Environmental Protection Organization, Board Member and CEO of various companies in the private sector and Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Broadcasting Group Alpha. He was also Advisor to the Minister of Energy, to Athens Mayor, to the President of the Greek Technical Chamber and he has also occupied the post of the Chairman of the National Committee of Programme Agreements and Development Contracts.
He has participated in research projects and in the preparation of techno-economic studies, in significant investment projects as well as in national and regional development programs. His scientific research has been published by the Educational Institutions of the National Bank of Greece, by Commerce and Piraeus Banks, by the National Research Foundation as well as by Papazisis Publishers.
He is a Chemical Engineer and Holds an MSc in Advanced Integrated Design by the Houldsworth School of Applied Sciences of the University of Leeds in the UK, out of which is graduated with distinction. He has significant professional experience in the oil industry and has works in companies in Greece and abroad.
Since 1984 he works at the Hellenic Petroleum Group in several managerial positions in different fields. He participated in the upgrading team of the Aspropyrgos refinery during 1984-1987, hold a number of positions in consulting and operating activities, specializing in control systems and production optimization, while during 2008-2014 he became coordinator of the Elefsina refinery upgrading project.
He has published technical publications in matters of Automation, Production Computing Systems and Production Optimisation and Advanced Control Systems. He is the author of the book “The Oil Market in South East Europe” which was published by the South East Europe Energy Institute and the General Trade Union of Greece. He has participated in many conferences as a speaker.
In May 2015 he was appointed CEO of Hellenic Petroleum SA.
He speaks Greek, English and French.
Chemical Engineer graduated from the National Technical University with a Masters in Business Administration. He began his professional career in 1985 at the Aspropyrgos Refinery as a Production Engineer. After his placements throughout the administrative hierarchy, in 2003 he became the Refinery Manager. During the period 2005-2008, he was CEO of OKTA in Skopje, and from 2008 to 2010 he served as Director of Organisation and Development for the Group's refineries. He served as CEO of the Group’s subsidiaries EKO and HELLENIC FUELS. He is General Manager of Group Supply, Refining and Sales.
Holds an Economics degree specialising in Econometrics at University of Essex England and is a Fellow (FCA) member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
He began his career in 1989 in the Banking and Financial Services practice of KPMG in London. From 1993 to 1998 he worked initially as executive and subsequently as the Finance and Customer Services Director in ΜΕΤΑΧΑ, member of the Diageo International Group of food and beverages.
In 1998 it took over as the Regional Finance and Business Development Director, with the responsibility for the areas of the Middle East and North Africa, of Pillsbury (group Diageo). The period from 2000 to 2002 he worked as Chief Financial Officer in a listed company of LEVENTIS Group interests, while in 2003 he was hired as Chief Financial and IT Officer at Petrola Hellas.
After the merger of Petrola Hellas with Hellenic Petroleum, in 2004 he took over as Chief Financial Officer of the Group and member of the Group’s Executive Committee. He is a member of the Hellenic Chamber and of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW.
Mr. Theodoros-Achilleas Vardas is a Member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Petroleum since 2003. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the BoD of EKO SA, the Group’s marketing company.
He was born in Athens in 1950. He a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and a PhD from the Systems Engineering Department of the same institute.
He began his professional career in 1979 at the Latsis Group, where he worked in key positions and in 1981 as General Manager of Petroleum Products Trading. At the same time, from 1988 to 2003, he was the Deputy CEO and Member of the BoD of Petrola Hellas SA.
Since October 2003, following the merger of Petrola Hellas SA and Hellenic Petroleum SA until the end of 2016, he served as a Management Consultant of HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA.
He also served as Member of the BoDs of Papastratos SA (1999-2003), DEPA SA (2004-2016), ELPEDISON BV (2008-2016).
He is married and the father of two children.
He is a Chemical Engineer, graduated from National Technical University, with post graduate studies (Master of Science) in Chemical Engineering-Physical and Chemical Processes, from Columbia University, U.S.A.
He joined HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group in 1984 (former DEP-EKY and DEP) in various job positions, in E&P and Supply & Trading Divisions, where he became Director of Logistics Coordination in 2010. He retired from the Group in 2011
He is a Chemical Engineer graduated from National Technical University of Athens. He has a significant experience in the public sector infrastructure projects, being an employee of the Secretariat of Public Works since 1985. During his professional career he has participated in a number of crucial positions, such as the Technical Chamber of Greece for the development and operation of its Training and Educational Institute and the Ministry of Industry, as a Member of the Board of Directors in EKO Chemicals Company.
He has served as the President of Chemical Engineers Association for almost ten years (1985-1994) and he has also served for a long period as an elected Member of the Management Committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Mr. Zafeiris field of expertise is the reconstruction and development of the Greek industry, the development of industrial policy to support the competitiveness of the Greek enterprises and the innovation and identification of development prospects. To that effect, he has been leading various Task Force groups for the Greek business sector.
He holds an Economics degree from University of Athens. For several years up to 1993, he was CEO in export trade companies while from 1993 until 1998 he assumed managerial positions in media Groups such as CFO and CEO in subsidiaries of the Bobolas Group and Androulidakis Group.
From 1998 up to now he has been serving as CFO to a Group of companies of wind and photovoltaics parks and is responsible for the financial management and planning. He is also a major shareholder and manager of a construction company for private projects while he also participates in a BoD of an environmental company specializing in solid waste management studies.
From 2015 onwards he is also a Special Advisor in matters of investments and international economic relations to the vice-president of the Greek government.
He holds a Law Degree from the National and Kapodistian University of Athens and a Masters in Criminology from Panteion University. He is a Lawyer at Greece’s Supreme Court, with long experience as an active lawyer in most fields of law and regular member of the Professional Sports Committee, Article 77 of Law 2725. He has served as a Legal Advisor of Media Desk Hellas, Member of the Constitutional Rights and Environment Committees of the Athens Bar Association and a Member of the Steering Committee of the 12 (largest) scientific bodies for the environment, as a representative of the ABA.
Graduate of the Technical School of Electronics in 1984.
Since 1981 he has worked initially in Petrola Hellas plc and after the merger with Hellenic Petroleum he worked in the section of Electrical and Instrumentation to Elefsina Refinery. From 2004 he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Panhellenic Workers Association ELPE. In February of 2013 he has been elected as the representative of the workers in the BoD
Holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Kavala. He has been working for HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA since 1989, in the department of Electrical Maintenance of Refinery and Chemical Plants of Industrial Installations in Thessaloniki. He has been President of the Pan-Hellenic Labour Union of the Company. In March 2008 he was elected as employee representative in the Company’s BoD.
Holds a degree in Business Administration from the Piraeus University.
From 1980 to 1991 he worked at the National Bank of Investments & Industrial Development (ETEBA). Additionally, from 1983 to 1985 he was associate of the Deputy Minister of National Economy, Kostis Vaitsou and from 1985 to 1988 was the Office Director of the Deputy Minister of National Economy, Theodoros Karantzas. From 1991 to 1996 he was Assistant General Manager in the Interamerican group. From March 1996 to April 2004 he held the position of Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Greece, while at the same time he served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman or member of the BoD in several of the bank’s subsidiaries. He was also Vice-Chairman of the Athens Stock Exchange, President of the Central Depository, and President of the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Bank Association et.al. On May 2004 he was appointed Vice-Chairman of the BoD of Piraeus Bank and from January 2009 to December 2009 he was the Vice-Chairman and Deputy-CEO of the Piraeus Bank Group.
He was also Chairman of the BoD of Piraeus AEEAP (now Trastor AEEAP) and the Chairman of Europaiki Pisti AEGA insurance company. He served as Chairman of the BoD of ATE Bank between 2009 and 2012.
From August 2012 to September 2016 he served as Chairman and CEO of Apollonios Kyklos SA, Vice Chairman of Enosis SA and Ltd, Associate of DEMKO SA, Member of the BoD of ELLAKTOR Group, Hellenic Petroleum, Retail World and MAD DOG SA.
Currently he is the CEO of Attica Bank, Vice Chairman of Enosis SA and Ltd, Member of BoD of ELLAKTOR Group (Attiki Odos, Anemos SA, REDS) and Hellenic Petroleum.
Holds a PhD and Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Washington, St. Louis, as well as a Degree in Economics from the University of Athens.
He is a banker with significant experience in the financial services sector. He holds the position of supervisor Micro and Marco-Prudential Supervision and Director of Financial Stability at the Bank of Greece where he works since the beginning of 2012. He has served as Executive Vice Chairman of the BoD of Hellenic Post Bank (2009-2011), General Manager of the Bank of Cyprus group – Head of investment banking, asset management and brokerage. From 2005 to 2007 he held the position of Deputy General Manager at Emporiki Bank, from 2002 to 2004 General Manager of EFG Telesis Finance and in 2000 to 2002 Deputy General Manager at Geniki Bank. He has also worked in the National Bank of Greece, the Hellenic Bank Association and the Reuters News Agency. He currently acts as a Consultant to the Administration of the BoG.