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 A’ Class Accountant-Tax Advisor from the Economic Chamber of Athens and Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the International Institute of Internal Auditors. She is an experienced internal auditor with a history of 32 years in the field of Audit and Assurance of Greek and multinational organizations. She has experience in the areas of identifying, assessing and managing Operational Risks, organizing methods for monitoring business goals, recommending and applying safeguards, and has managed various projects for reorganization and improvement of corporate procedures on an international level.
During her career, she has gained experience in interacting with International Capital Market Commissions, Boards of Directors, European Central Banks and International Financial Institutions, as well as with Internal Audit Committees in Greece and abroad. She started her career as an Internal Auditor in 1989, at the Latsis Group. In 2000 she was promoted to Internal Audit Director, with responsibility for the Filippou Investments Group. In 2004 she joined the multinational First Data Corporation as Internal Audit Director for the EMEA region and gradually expanding her purview to other countries. Since 2018 she has served as Vice President International Regions of Fiserv (formerly First Data) for the regions of Europe, Asia and Latin America.
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
Michael Kandarakis has over 23 years of experience in real estate private equity, having worked in Europe, Asia and the U.S., covering all relevant sectors, including commercial properties, industry, non-performing loans, hospitality, healthcare, and retail. He is a partner in Quilvest Capital Partners, which manages $6 billion in AuM, and he was a founding partner of Soros Real Estate (later Grove International Partners), an investment company with $5 billion in AuM in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
He also served as Operating Partner and Member of the Management Advisory Board of Towerbrook Capital Partners in London and as a member of the Morgan Stanley team that implemented the company’s European real estate investment programme. He sits on the boards of various investment companies and has served as a member of the Investment Committee for the funds he managed. He received a BS in Management from the London School of Economics and speaks English, French and Greek.