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Nomination & Remuneration Committee Members

Nomination & Remuneration Committee Members

Elisavet Kapelanou-Alexandri, daughter of Spyros, Nomination & Remuneration Committee Chairwoman - Independent Non-Executive Board Vice Chairwoman

Ε. Καπελάνου

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.

Konstantinos Macheras, son of Dimitrios, Nomination & Remuneration Committee Member - Independent Non-Executive Board Member


Konstantinos Macheras, Chairman of IELKA, was born in Athens, Greece in 1953 he is married and has one daughter. He studied Business Administration at the University of Piraeus and he obtained a degree in MBA from the Roosevelt University of Chicago in U.S.A. (Business Administration & Marketing). He speaks English, Italian and Dutch. He started his professional career in the Retailing area in the U.S.A., as a Purchasing Manager in the Quality Super Market company at Chicago. He had been a dynamic executive for over 14 years in the Mars Inc., since 1982 in Holland- Marketing-Sales-Export Sales- as well as General Manager in Greece and Italy. He had also served as General Manager of Chipita International (1996-97).

Konstantinos Macheras was Executive Vice President of Delhaize Group & CEO of Southeastern Europe and Indonesia for 19 years. He was a member of the Board of Directors at EASE (Association of Greek Executive Officers), SEET (Association of Greek Food Enterprises), EEDE (Hellenic Management Association) and since 1999 President of IELKA (Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods) ,NED (non-executive directors club ) and member of the “FUTURE LEADERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM” in Greece. Today is member of the Board at IOBE (Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research )LION AND TURTLE and FUTURE LEADERS.

In 2005 he was named Officer in the order of King Leopold II by the King of Belgium Albert II. In April 2009 Konstantinos Macheras was nominated “Manager of the Year 2008” by the Hellenic Management Association. In 2009 was also nominated as “Retailer of the year” and in 2010 as the first CEO on CSR issues. In 2010 he was also awarded as the “Retailer of the decade”.