Nomination & Remuneration Committee Members
Andreas Koutoupis, son of Georgios, Nomination & Remuneration Committee Chairman - Independent Non-Executive Board Member
Dr. Andreas G. Koutoupis is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of KnR Governance, Risk, Compliance & Internal Audit Services. Before KnR he served for 10 years as a Director, Head of Mazars, Athens – Greece Governance, Risk & Internal Audit Services. Before join Mazars he served as a Senior Manager within the Internal Audit Services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Athens – Greece responsible for the Financial Services (mainly banking) Internal Audit Assurance & Consulting Services for more than ten years. He was involved in Governance, Risk & Internal Audit related assignments in more than 200 organizations the last 22 years in all industries.
In 2005, he received the Michael J. Barett award by the International Institute of Internal Auditors, while in April 2006 he received a PhD Colloquium award (Cass Business School) for distinctive performance by the IIA-Italy. He was nominated for several other awards for his academic performance and professional work.
Elisavet Kapelanou-Alexandri, daughter of Spyros, Nomination & Remuneration Committee Member - Independent Non-Executive Board Vice Chairman
Elisavet Kapelanou – Alexandri is a Supreme Court Lawyer, member of the Athens Bar Association, Reg. No. 10366.
From the acquisition of the status of the lawyer (1983) until today, being a lawyer at the Supreme Court, she practices the profession of the lawyer (trial lawyer) - in parallel with her activity as legal advisor in Greek commercial companies.
She has been a legal advisor to many companies of all kinds, but mainly societes anonymes, listed and non-listed which, she has also represented before the Greek Courts, at a case by case basis.
She was external cooperator of the "AUXILIARY FUND " (January 1997 - December 2002) and Legal Advisor of the Panhellenic Federation of Publishers - Booksellers (POEB) (January 1993 – June 2002). In this capacity, she actively participated in the creation of the National Book Center (EKEVI), in the year 1994, aiming at the strengthening and promoting of books in Greece.
She was external cooperator of the National Bank of Greece in real estate cases and as its legal representative in many of its court cases (January 1992 – May 1996).
Mrs. Kapelanou – Alexandri holds a Law degree from the University of Athens Law School and speaks English and Italian.
Georgios Taniskidis, son of Ioannis, Nomination & Remuneration Committee Member - Independent Non-Executive Board Member
Having 30 years of experience in the Banking Sector, Mr. George Taniskidis holds the position of Optima bank’s Chairman.
He commenced his career as an associate attorney with the law firm of Rogers & Wells in New York. Upon his return to Greece, he joined Motor Oil Hellas.
From 2002 until June 2010, as Chairman and Managing Director of Millennium Bank Greece, Mr. Taniskidis led the Bank from concept to fruition. It has to be stated that Millennium Bank achieved its goals much earlier than expected. In the same period he led the acquisition of a banking institution in Turkey which was then renamed to Millennium Bank Turkey. He subsequently served as Member of its Board of Directors.
From 2003 to 2005, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of Visa International Europe. Today he serves as Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Banks Association.
Mr. Taniskidis holds a Law degree from the University of Athens Law School, having graduated first in his class and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.