Chairman, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Anastasiadis has over 45 years of experience in Business Auditing, Organization, and Administration. After five years in the business audit and organization departments of Arthur Andersen, he served as CFO at subsidiaries of international companies in Greece, including Ericsson, Friesland and Vodafone. From 2000 to 2006, he was called upon to assist with the securitization and reorganization of PPC S.A. as its CFO. He led the successful launch of Panafon S.A. (Vodafone) and PPC S.A. on the Athens and London Stock Exchanges.
He has served as CEO of Panafon Services S.A. and On Telecoms S.A., as member of the board of directors of Tellas S.A., PPC Telecoms S.A., Wind PPC Holding N.V., Larco GMMC, Panafon Services S.A. and Unifon S.A., among other companies. He studied Economics and Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business.
CEO, Executive Member of the Board
Iro Hadjigeorgiou brings a wealth of experience, having honed her expertise for almost three decades across various facets of the real estate investment lifecycle. Her journey in the industry is marked by significant roles at prestigious organizations such as Noval Property R.E.I.C., Lamda Development S.A., Goldman Sachs International, The Arts Team @ RHWL (Aedas), Helliniki Technodomiki S.A., where she spearheaded major development projects and strategic initiatives.
Ms. Hadjigeorgiou holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, where she was a recipient of the International Students and Scholars Award, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Executive Director, Executive Member of the board, Acting duties of CEO
Panagiotis Balomenos holds a degree in Survey Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading, UK, and a PhD, earned on a scholarship from the EU, in the Economics of Real Estate and Real Estate Investment from the Department of Economic and Regional Development of Panteion University, where he has taught courses in real estate at the postgraduate level. He has also participated in a Harvard University business education programme on entrepreneurship.
He has extensive and diversified professional experience in real estate. He was co-founder and general partner for twelve years at a private technical project development company and, among other things, administrative advisor to the Hellenic Public Properties Company, technical advisor to Panellinia Bank, scientific associate of the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) and the Regional Development Institute, and special advisor to the Minister of Finance on privatisations and public real estate, and has served on the Boards of the Church Real Estate Development Company and the Deposits and Loans Fund.
Chair of the Audit Committee, Non-Executive Member of the Board
Anna Saipi holds a BSc in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as the professional certifications of Chartered Accountant-Tax Consultant from the Economic Chamber of Athens and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the International Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She speaks English, French and German.
She is an experienced Internal Audit executive with a 32-year course in the field of Audit & Assurance of Greek and multinational organizations. Her knowledge expands in the fields of identifying, evaluating, and managing Business Risks, organizing monitoring of business objectives, recommending, and implementing safeguarding and mitigating controls, while she has managed various projects of restructuring and alignment of corporate processes of international scope.
During her professional career, she has interacted with International Capital Market Commissions, Boards of Directors, European Central Banks, and International Financial Institutions, as well as with Audit Committees and Payment Schemes both in Greece and the wider European region.
She began her professional career as Internal Auditor in 1989 at the Latsis Group. In 2000 she was promoted to Director of Internal Audit with responsibility for all companies of the Filippou Group. In 2004 she joined the multinational company First Data as Director of Internal Audit for Europe and Middle East (EMEA) and gradually expanded her role to other countries. From 2018 to 2022 – while based out of Frankfurt – she held the role of Vice President International Regions of Fiserv (formerly First Data) including EMEA, Asia Pac and LATAM.
She currently works for the US multinational Global Payments through its Greek subsidiary NBG Pay and is leading the Internal Audit function for all Global Payments business units operating in the European market.
Non-Executive Member of the Board
Spiros Rouvas holds a degree in Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specializing in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the Informatics Department of the same university.
He has more than 10 years of experience as a management consultant in strategic transformation projects in the private sector, especially in information systems implementation and business processes redesign projects. He has collaborated with the largest Greek and multinational companies that have activities in Greece, gaining experience in various industries, implementing or participating in over 100 projects. In addition, he has been a special advisor to the Ministry of Finance with the main objective of articulating a single and cohesive strategy for the management of Public Property.
Through his career he has gained significant experience in stakeholders’ management, working with executives of international institutions, management executives of large organizations, etc.
Since 2019, he has been working as a Strategy & Business Development Manager at Growthfund, with the main responsibility of drawing up a development strategy for the group, following the standards of peers abroad.
Non-executive Member of the Board
Non-Executive Member of the Board
Mrs. Maria Ioannidou is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager for Hellenic Duty Free shops, 100% subsidiary of AVOLTA Group.
She holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Aristotle University and an MBA from ALBA.
At the first steps of her career, since 1997 and for 16 years, she has held several senior positions in Alpha Bank, at Treasury, Corporate Banking, Syndications and Wholesale Banking.
In 2013, when AVOLTA (Dufry at the time) acquired Hellenic Duty Free Shop, she joined the group as the CFO of the Greek Subsidiary (HDFS).
She left HDFS in 2019 to join Dimand, holding the CFO role for three years, and the role of Chief Business Development Officer for almost a year, after the company’s listing in 2022.
She returned at HDFS in 2023 this time as the CEO, when she was chosen to join forces with the group in order to take the new combined Dufry/Autogrill Company, to the next level, i.e. providing a holistic travel experience to travelers both in travel retail but also in F&B.
She is the mother of three sons; she is a devoted runner, speaks fluently English and French and has a good knowledge of German and Spanish.
Non-Executive Member of the Board
Ms. Kavvatha holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2004) and a Master (DEA) in Business and Economic Law (2005) and a PhD in Competition law (2009) from the University Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne.
Ms. Kavvatha possesses extensive experience as a legal advisor to institutional, state and European bodies, offering advisory services in state property management, privatizations and prudential supervision.
She specializes in supervisory and competition Law and has served as Alternate Member of the Board of the Hellenic Competition Commission (2012-2017).