Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of eleven (11) directors: 3 executive and 8 non-executive directors. Out  the non-executive directors, six (6) are independent within the meaning of Law 3016/2002 on Corporate Governance.

EVANGELOS G. MYTILINEOS

Chairman and CEO

Evangelos Mytilineos is the Chairman and CEO of MYTILINEOS, one of Greece’s leading companies with strong presence in all five continents. MYTILINEOS’ activities expand in 4 business units: Power & Gas, Metallurgy, Sustainable Engineering Solutions and Renewables & Storage Development, with revenues exceeding €1,9 billion in 2020 and more than 3,660 direct and indirect employees.

Born in Athens in 1954, Evangelos Mytilineos holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Athens and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. In 2019 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Department of Business Administration and Management at the University of Piraeus. 

In 1978, Evangelos Mytilineos took over the family business, which was founded in 1908 and represented metal and steel product manufacturers. In 1990 he established MYTILINEOS Holdings Group. With strategic acumen, Evangelos Mytilineos expanded the company’s operations by acquiring the majority shareholding of metal construction company METKA S.A. as well as that of Aluminium of Greece, eventually positioning it as the largest fully vertically integrated producer of alumina and aluminium in Europe. In 1995, MYTILINEOS Holdings Group was listed in the Athens Stock Exchange while in the early 2000s, MYTILINEOS entered the energy sector with Protergia, which today is the Group’s flagship company.

In 2017, following Evangelos Mytilineos proposal, the General Assemblies of MYTILINEOS Group and METKA approved the corporate transformation of the Group with all subsidiaries:  Aluminum of Greece, METKA and Protergia merging into a new single business entity. In 2018, MYTILINEOS acquired 97,87% of EPALME, the largest independent producer of recycled aluminum and 100% of M&M Gas S.A. (MNG Trading). In 2019, MYTILINEOS announced being the sole shareholder (100%) of METKA EGN, a company focused on development and construction of utility scale projects for the global solar power and energy storage markets.

In 2021, Evangelos Mytilineos set the ground for a 100% sustainable and green industrial operation. He announced the acquisition of EGNATIA GROUP, with a 1485MW PV and 1240MW Energy Storage portfolio, which will immediately enter the construction phase, and at the same time a 30% emissions reduction target for 2030 and aspiring to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and positioning MYTILINEOS as one of the first companies in Europe and one of the first industries globally, that embed bold sustainable growth targets in business operations.

Today, Evangelos Mytilineos is Vice President of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and President of SEV’s Energy Committee.  

SPYRIDON D. KASDAS

Non-Executive Member,
Vice-Chairman A’

Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1946. He has graduated from the National Polytechnic School of Athens with a degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He is Chairman of the mining company Delphi - Distomon, owned by MYTILINEOS and member of the board of directors of the SEV’s Business Council for Sustainable Development.

During his 48 years professional career in the international aluminium industry, he has served as plant manager of the alumina refinery and aluminium smelter of Aluminium of Greece SA, as smelting research manager for the French industrial group Pechiney, as CEO of the Australian aluminium smelting company Tomago, as Vice President Technology and member of the Primary Executive Committee of the French group Pechiney and later on of the Canadian group Alcan. When in 2005, the group MYTILINEOS acquired Aluminium of Greece SA, Spiros Kasdas returned to Greece and served as CEO and later on as Chairman of the company until its absorption by MYTILINEOS in 2017.

EVANGELOS G. CHRISAFIS

Executive Member, Vice-Chairman B'

Evangelos Chrisafis is a lawyer and holds a degree from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He has been the General Manager of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at MYTILINEOS, since 2009.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of GOLDEN SOLAR SA and Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Association of Independent Power Producers.

He was also member of the Board of Directors of ALUMINIUM OF GREECE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL SOCIETE ANONYME and member of the Board of Directors of PROTERGIA POWER GENERATION AND SUPPLIES SOCIETE ANONYME.

In 1989 he enrolled as a lawyer in the registers of the Thessaloniki Bar, until 2008.

By actively practicing law, he gained international experience in all aspects of International and European Economic Law with a particular emphasis on Competition and State Aid Law and Regulatory Markets Law. Furthermore, he has a wide experience in energy issues thanks to his rich consulting activity and law practice over the last 20 years.

He speaks English and German.

He is married and has two children.

DIMITRIOS S. PAPADOPOULOS

Executive Member

Mr. Papadopoulos serves as General Manager Corporate Governance & Sustainable Development and member of the Executive Committee of  MYTILINEOS. He joined MYTILINEOS in 2005  and  served  as a member of the BoD of Aluminium of Greece SA when acquired by MYTILINEOS. 

Mr. Papadopoulos  is currently member of the BoD and the Investment Committee of GRIVALIA PROPERTIES and BoD of M&M GAS and PRAKTIKER HELLAS .

He started his career in 1988 in the Banking sector, as Capital Markets executive at the Hellenic  Bank for Industrial Development (ETVA). He spent 7 years at SOCIETE GENERALE BANK in Greece, where he served as Greek Head of Investment Banking and then Private Banking, before moving to SIGMA SECURITIES in 1996, to head the company’s Business Development and Corporate Finance activities. In 2000 was appointed as CEO and Executive Vice-President of the Investment Bank of GREECE (IBG), a startup financial institution later merged into Marfin Bank. Before joining MYTILINEOS in 2005, was CEO  of the newly formed REIT of the Hellenic  Real Estate Company (KED) the real estate holding company of the Greek State.

He has been a director of a number of Greek companies and member of Investment Committees.

He is 56 years old and  holds a BA degree in Economics from the George Washington University, Washington D.C. (USA) and an MBA degree in Finance from the American University, Washington D.C. (USA).

IOANNIS G. PETRIDES

Independent Non-Executive Member, Lead Independent Director

Mr. Yiannis Petrides served from 2013 to 2018 as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rotterdam-based Refresco N.V., the world’s largest independent producer of private label beverages with Revenues of around 4 billion euros and 60 manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Mexico.

Yiannis led the listing of the Company in 2015 in the Amsterdam stock exchange. Until 2016, he also held the position of Chairman of the Board of Largo (parent of Wind Hellas Telecommunications), a major fixed, broadband and mobile telecommunications operator in Greece. Yiannis is currently also a Director on the Board of PUIG, a privately held global player in fashion and perfumes, which owns brands including Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Carolina Herrera and Jean Paul Gaultier. He also serves as the Chairman of PUIG’s Audit and Compliance Committee. During 2005-2014 he served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Campofrio Food Group, Europe’s leader in the processed and packaged meat market which was listed on the Madrid stock exchange. During that time he served as the Chairman of Campofrio’s Audit Committee as well as Chairman of the Strategy Committee and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Between 2010-2013 he served as Director on the Board of Panrico, Spain, leader in the sweet snacks industry and also as member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Yiannis worked for 23 years with PepsiCo Inc. Between 2000-2010 he served as President - Europe for the Pepsi Bottling Group, significantly expanding the Group’s presence in countries like Russia, Spain and Turkey through organic growth as well as strategic acquisitions, creating a 4 billion USD business with 20 manufacturing facilities and over 10000 employees. He was one of the founders of PBG, which was spun-off from PepsiCo and listed on NYSE in 1999. Prior to that, he held the position of President of PepsiCo Spain. He also served as President for PepsiCo Greece/Balkans and as well as in different Marketing and Franchise positions with the company in the Middle East – working across both Beverage and Food Divisions of PepsiCo.

Prior to PepsiCo, Yiannis worked with the Procter and Gamble Company in the Middle East and USA.

Born in 1958, he holds a Bachelors and Masters degree with Honours in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Yiannis is a native of Cyprus.

PANAGIOTA L. ANTONAKOU

Independent Non-Executive Member

Peggy Antonakou is General Manager of GOOGLE Southeast Europe. She served from 2012 to 2019 as CEO of Microsoft Greece, Cyprus & Malta. She has deep experience in the fields of Marketing and General Management, having held key positions both in Europe and the USA. 

She joined Microsoft in February 2012 as a Sales Director and took over the leadership of the company as the General Manager in November of the same year. She later assumed expanded responsibility as the CEO for Greece, Cyprus and Malta. During her tenure, Greece was awarded as. Best subsidiary in the world amongst countries of relevant size.

She joined Microsoft, from DELL S.A, where she held the position of General Manager of Consumer and SMB divisions for South Eastern Europe & Italy.

She first joined DELL in 2002, in the Marketing Department of the company’s Headquarters in Austin, Texas USA. Peggy has previously held positions at General Motors USA και Opel Bank GMBH.

Ms. Antonakou was born in 1974 in Athens. She holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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CHRISTOS S. ZEREFOS

Independent Non-Executive Member

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Christos Zerefos graduated from the Department of Physics of the University of Athens, and has carried out post-doctoral studies and research in the US and in Greece.

Honorary Professor of Atmospheric Physics in the University of Thessaloniki and Emeritus in Athens, and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Boston, Minnesota and Oslo. Member of the Academy of Athens, the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, Academia Europaea, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences and other Academies and international scientific institutions. He has been known for his research in ozone, UV, ozone-climate interactions and climate extreme events. His research led to important contributions to international agreements such as the Montreal Protocol. Has served as President, Secretary and Member of numerous international societies and committees.

In the past 20 years has acted as author, contributor or reviewer in almost all WMO/UNEP Scientific Assessments of Ozone Depletion and reviewer in IPCC Aviation and extreme events reports (1998 and 2013). Award Certificate and Letter from UNEP and IPCC for substantial contribution to the reports of IPCC, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the former Vice President of USA, Al Gore (December 2007). For his career achievements received a number of global distinctions, awards and medals from WMO/UNEP and several scientific societies (e.g. the UNEP Global Ozone Award, the Blaise Pascal Medal, the European Academy of Sciences; the AGU Kaufman Award; the European and Balkan Physics Societies Award; the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage-Europa Nostra Award and others). Has been decorated by the French Government as: “Commandeurdansl’ordre de Palmesacadémiques” and other international and national authorities. Has served as member of the European Economic and Social Committee which is consulting body of the European Union and as expert with the World Meteorological Organization and the EU Commission on Research.

EMMANOUIL C. KAKARAS

Independent Non-Executive Member

Professor Emmanouil Kakaras has been Vice President and Head of Research & Development at Mitsubishi Power Europe Ltd. since September 2012. His current R&D activities mainly focus on flexible operation of thermal plants, on fuel cells and electrolysers, the development of large-scale energy storage and the utilization of CO2. Since January 1st 2018, he serves as Senior Vice President for Energy Solution and New Products.

Born in 1962, Mr. Kakaras first got his diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University in Athens (NTUA), and then proceeded to get his PhD at the NTUA and at the Technical University Braunschweig in Germany. He continued his academic career in 1991 as a professor at the NTUA until 2012, when he left on a sabbatical leave. Since 2014 until today, he serves on a part-time basis at the NTUA. He has also been guest lecturer at the Universities of Warsaw and Tokyo. From 1999 to 2018, he has been the Director of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas/Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CERTH/CPERI).
Next to his involvement in academia and research, Emmanouil Kakaras was professionally active as an advisor of the European Commission and he has been appointed Executive Director of the Hellenic Association of Independent Power Producers from 2010 till 2012. Emmanouil Kakaras also has a keen interest in European affairs. From January 2013 to January 2018, he was President of the European Power Plant Suppliers Association (EPPSA) and he is member of the Board of Directors of EU Turbines. He represents Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at the Hydrogen Council and other Hydrogen-related initiatives.

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TINA (KONSTANTINA) N. MAVRAKI

Independent Non-Executive Member

Tina (Konstantina) Mavraki is a C-Level Executive with extensive global experience in capital markets, company and project funding, risk management and audit. She started her career in 1998 and lives in London.

She has held senior positions with global institutions including Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Noble Group, where she was responsible for multi-million US$ financial and physical commodity investments in developed and emerging markets.
She has extensive financial and operational internal audit and due diligence experience, most notably as Office of CEO of US$ 1.4 billion fund Barak Fund Management Limited, and as Head of Financing of commodities Division of US$ 1.75 billion fund Gemcorp Capital LLP. She is a devoted sustainability professional, with deep expertise in governance and environmental impact.
Ms Mavraki received an MA and BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University and an MSc in Finance from London Business School. She is a CFA Charter-holder and holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the UK Institute of Directors.

NATALIA E. NICOLAIDIS

Independent Non-executive member

Natalia Nicolaidis worked at Credit Suisse (CS) for 24 years where she served as global General Counsel for the Investment Banking & Capital Markets Division for the last 5 years.

Previously she was Head of Risks & Controls for the aforementioned division and capital markets and mergers & acquisitions lawyer at CS in London and New York. She is the founder of Dynamic Counsel, an independent strategic and transactional consultancy. Ms. Nicolaidis also practiced law in New York from 1991 to 1996.  She has graduated from Yale University (Economics) and Georgetown University (Law, Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Foreign Service). She also holds a Masters in European Union Law from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium).

ALEXIOS A. PILAVIOS

Independent Non-Executive Member

AlexiosPilavios is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Alpha Asset Management and Vice Chairman of ABC Factoring. He is also Chairman of the Athens Exchange Clearing House and member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Exchanges.

He has a deep experience in the fields of Banking, Asset Management and Capital Markets.

During his thirty-five year career, he held senior positions in the Greek financial sector. He was Chairman of the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission (2004-2009) and General Manager of Alpha Bank (Head of Wealth Management) and member of the Executive Committee (2009-2017).

Alexios has served also for numerous years as CEO of Alpha Investments and Alpha Asset Management (1992-2004), holding also the position of Chairman of the Association of Greek Institutional Investors (1996-2000).

Prior to his assignments with Alpha Bank he held senior positions with Ergo Bank, Commercial Bank of Greece and the National Investment Bank of Industrial Development (NIBID).

Born in 1953, Alexios  graduated from the Athens College and holds a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics, a MSc in Economics from the University of Essex and a PhD in the Economics of Education from the London University Institute of Education.

Dr. LEDA CONDOYANNI

Corporate Secretary

Leda Condoyanni joined MYTILINEOS as Corporate Governance Director in March 2018. She is a Corporate Governance leading expert in Greece who conceived, designed and liaised with SEV and Athex to jointly form the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council, owner of the Greek CG Code, and served as General Manager and board member.

Prior to this as Department Coordinator for State Relations and Institutional Authorities with SEV, she managed the areas of finance, corporate affairs, corporate governance, public administration, free movement of services and internal market, among others. From 2004-2007, she held the position of Special Adviser to the Chairman of Enterprise Greece Agency, the official investment promotion agency of Greece.

During a significant part of her career, 1989-2004, she held senior management positions in institutional fund management in the banking and financial services sector, which included Alpha Bank, ETEBA and Ionian Bank.

In addition, she has sat as non-executive member on boards in the financial sector, among which the Athens Derivatives Exchange, and state-owned enterprises. Also, she has served as member of several government committees: Development Min for the revision of Company Law, ministries of Employment, Finance, Interiors’, and the Hellenic Capital Market Commission for the revision of CG legislation.

Leda Condoyanni was born in 1961 and holds a Ph.D. in Finance and an M.A. in Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University, UK.

PANAGIOTIS PSARREAS

Deputy Corporate Secretary

Born in Athens in 1981. He studied Architecture in the University of Florence and then journalism in Athens. 

He worked in various media as a journalist until 2010, when he assumed the position of associate at the MYTILINEOS Chairman’s Office. Since 2012, he is the Secretary to the Board of Directors and in 2013 he also assumed the position of Group Digital Media Officer.

Leadership

Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team of MYTILINEOS has 14 members.

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