Mr Nikolaos Lykos
Chairman of the Management Board
Mr. Nikolaos Lykos was born in Athens in 1957. A graduate of Lycée Leonin, he studied Philosophy at Essex University and Business Development at Templeton College, Oxford. After completing theoretical studies with the British Institute of Graphic Arts, he undertook industrial training at Harris Corporation in Dayton, Ohio and at Heidelberg College, Heidelberg. He has been active in the development of the family held Lykos company, founded in 1897, since 1980, representing the 4th generation of Lykos family. In 2000, he became Chairman of the Board and CEO INFORM LYKOS (LYK), listed on ATHEX since 1994. Since 2011, he is steering for the consolidation of all group operations in Vienna from the position of the Chairman of the Management Board. He has been in the Board of the International Business Forms Industries since 1984 and has served as its Chairman for two consecutive terms.
Group CEO and Member of the Management Board
Mr. Panagiotis Spyropoulos was born in 1966 and he holds a degree in Economics from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. From 1995 to 2001 he was CFO and Member of the Board of Directors of the listed company Plaisio Computers S.A. in Greece, while in 2001 he took over the position of Deputy CEO and Member of the Board of Directors. In the period from 2002 to 2005 he was Group CFO and Member of the Board of Directors of INFORM, listed on the ATHEX, currently representing the Information Management division of the Group. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Spyropoulos was Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the listed company Korres Natural Products S.A. in Greece. He re-joined the management of the Group in 2011, first as CEO of INFORM, responsible for the Information Management division. After taking over the responsibility also for the Digital Security division in 2013, Mr. Spyropoulos is the CEO for both divisions of the Group and Vice Chairman of the Management Board and Group CEO of AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG. In all, Mr. Spyropoulos has 35 years of expertise in the fields of Management & Finance, in different sectors, such as services, retail, industrial, consumer goods, technology and more than 25 years working experience in listed companies, either in the role of CEO or in the role of CFO, having led two IPOs, of Plaisio Computers S.A. in 1999 and of Korres Natural Products S.A. in 2007.