STEFANOS DIONYSIOS VLASTOS
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors
Stefanos D. Vlastos has many years of extensive experience in the field of real estate management, financial markets, consulting services, strategy, marketing and tourism, having held a number of management positions in leading Organizations and Institutions in Greece and abroad, specifically in London, New York, Milan and Geneva.
Before taking office in November 2019 at the Hellenic Public Properties Company, Grivalia Hospitality was his prior professional endeavor. During his capacity as Director of the Tourism pillar of Grivalia Properties, he first managed to establish the company and finally transform it into one of the largest funds in the field of Hospitality Real Estate in Greece.
In the past, he has served as President and CEO of ComMit Group – DIAS Ventures, with special focus on the Restructuring of Assets and Operations and as Executive Secretary of the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism, responsible on issues of Spatial Planning and Strategy. In addition, he has also served as Executive Secretary of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, managing the portfolio of Intercultural Education, Patriarchates, and Chairs of Hellenic Studies in foreign educational institutions, Greek Schools abroad, but also of private and foreign schools in Greece.
Stefanos D. Vlastos has served as Senior Manager at the French consulting company “YLIOS Hellas” with a focus on Strategy and Marketing and he has held an executive position at Bear Stearns Intl, specialized on issues of Investment Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A’s), and Derivatives. In addition, he has served at Credit Commercial de France and Banque des Dépȏts CH with focus on the areas of Wealth & Fund Management.
He holds a Bachelor Degree (BA) in Business Economics from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from SDA Bocconi and NYU Stern School of Business.
He speaks fluently English and French. He also speaks Italian and has a knowledge of German.
Executive Director, Executive Member of the Board
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
Hara Vardakari holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from the University of Piraeus and an MBA in finance from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale in Paris, France.
She has many years of professional experience in the broader financial sector. She began her career as a business consultant on financial matters and feasibility studies for various sectors of the economy. She then worked as a senior executive in large Greek banks and their subsidiaries. For more than a decade, she holds the position of Managing Director in Piraeus Factoring SA, having been a member of the Board of Directors of the same company since 2015.
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.