Mr Petros Katsoulas
Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Member of the Audit and Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Mr. Petros Katsoulas is a financial markets professional with over 27 years experience. He held senior executive positions in the areas of banking and stock broking and has extensive experience in equities investments and research. He also has expertise in management of financial institutions, including business development, strategy, capital raising, people management, operations management and restructuring. He is currently Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Elikonos Capital A.I.F.M., sourcing investment opportunities and managing existing investments for Elikonos JEREMIE S.C.A. SICAR (€17.1 million technology private equity fund) and Elikonos 2 S.C.A. SICAR (€85 million private equity fund). From August 2013 to August 2015 he was General Manager, Strategy and Executive Board Member at Eurobank, where he led a €2.9 billion share capital increase and €500 million bond issue, executed major strategic initiatives, including integration of Hellenic Postbank, voluntary retirement plan, divestment of Grivalia REIC and the bank assurance agreement with Eurolife. From May 2010 to July 2013 he was Head of Institutional Equities Sales at NBG Securities and Chief Executive Officer from July 2011. He managed 125 employees in the number 2 (in terms of market share) Greek equities broker. From October 1996 to April 2010 he was Director, Equities Research at Credit Suisse (London), covering the European telecoms sector and Greece. From June 1993 to October 1996 he was Investment banking Associate at Barclays Bank, engaging in various corporate finance and capital markets transactions, due diligence and valuation projects. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Crete, Greece (1984 – 1988), a M.Sc. in Software Engineering (1989 – 1990) and an MBA (1992 – 1993) from Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Mr John Costopoulos
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Mr. John Costopoulos currently holds the positions of Non-Executive Board Member of Frigoglass SAIC in Athens, Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board of AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG, Board Member of DMEP Ltd, in London, and is Founder and Managing Director of CCML Consulting Ltd (UK) in London and Athens. From 2015 to 2020, Mr. Costopoulos worked as Senior Advisor at SETE S.A. (Geneva) and SETE (London) Ltd. with focus on sector and company strategic and investment reviews, business development projects and operational enhancement reviews. From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Costopoulos served as Group CEO of Hellenic Petroleum S.A. in Athens, leading a major transformation and performance-enhancement program that doubled the Group’s EBITDA generation capacity and contributed to Hellenic Petroleum S.A.’s transformation it into a regional energy player with new electricity production and trading capabilities, expanded regional operations and a substantially enhanced export orientation. During his term, a major investment programme was completed, including the upgrade of Hellenic Petroleum S.A.’s productive assets and their modernization to world-class standards. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2007, Mr. Costopoulos worked as Executive Member of the Board of Hellenic Petroleum S.A., being responsible for the International and Domestic Retail Operations, as well as Corporate Strategy & Business Development. During his term, Mr. Costopoulos initiated the development of a new corporate strategy to transform the Group into a regional and broader-based energy group, while also improving its competitiveness, noting that organic growth and acquisitions strengthened the operating performance of the international activities. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Costopoulos served as CEO of Petrola S.A. in Athens, driving a restructuring and cost-cutting program, enhancing overall competitiveness and developing a new regional growth strategy that led to the merger with Hellenic Petroleum S.A. and the creation of a group with the necessary scale to compete in the regional Southeast Europe and East Med. Markets. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Costopoulos was Regional Director, CEE Region. Athens and Zug of Johnson & Johnson, leading the Johnson & Johnson Consumer businesses across the CEE region that included ten operating subsidiaries, during a difficult economic period, achieving a successful turnaround and ensuring that the businesses returned to profitability and positive cash flow generation, while ensuring a sustainable future growth path. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Costopoulos was Managing Director of Diageo– Plc – METAXA in Athens and London, following the acquisition of the domestic distillery METAXA by Diageo Plc, and had the overall responsibility for transforming and integrating a family-owned business into the global spirits Group. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Costopoulos worked as Principal in the London office of the leading management consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton, and prior to that served at Chase Manhattan Bank VP as an Assistant Treasurer in the Corporate Division in New York for two years and as Vice President in Corporate Finance in London, having been involved in risk management advisory and project finance work for clients in Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Costopoulos was also a Brand manager at Procter & Gamble in Geneva from 1980 to 1982. Mr. Costopoulos has also served as member of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) from 2008 to 2015, as Vice Chairman of SEV’s Sustainability Council from 2011 to 2015 and member of the Board of the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Costopoulos holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton (UK) and an MBA from the University of Chicago (U.S.A.)
Mr Martin Wagner
Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman and Expert of the Audit Committee
Mr. Martin Wagner is a certified tax advisor and auditor as well as a court certified expert. From 1991 to 2017 he held the position of partner at KPMG Austria GmbH (senior partner from 2004 to 2014). He has extensive experience in the auditing of listed, national and international companies, the advising of company groups on restructuring and banks on restructuring according to the restructuring and liquidation act (BaSAG) as well as the auditing and advising of companies in relation to independence from the federal budget. He advised the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Central Bank), the Östereichische Kontrollbank, the BMW-Group, the Volksbank-Group and other companies. He currently holds the position of member of the supervisory board in Covid 19 Finanzierungsagentur des Bundes GmbH, BMW Bank Austria GmbH and Bausparkasse Wüstenrot, respectively. He holds a PhD degree from the University in Vienna in law studies and from the University of Economics in Vienna.
Mr Michael Butz
Member of the Supervisory Board and Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Mr. Michael Butz currently holds the position of consultant at eudicon-European Digitalisation Consulting, which focuses on digitalization, digital identities, cybersecurity and change management and restructuring, and the position of chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Signature Dialog. From 2006 to 2021 he held the position of CEO in A-Trust GmbH, a leading company in the area of digital signature in Austria. From 2019 to 2021 he held the position of CEO in A-Trust Deutschland GmbH and from 2008 to 2020 the position of CEO in FLZ Liechtenstein. Previously, he held the position of CIO in A.S.A. Austria and A.S.A. Group and was responsible for the entire IT and telecommunications areas, as well as the position of CIO in Xerox Austria, the position of CEO in MB-Computer GmbH and other management positions. He holds an MBA degree from the Alaska Pacific University in strategic leadership and an MSc degree from the Donau University Krems.
Mr Anastasios Gabrielides
Member of the Supervisory Board and Member of the Audit Committee
Mr. Anastasios Gabrielides is a lawyer specializing in capital markets and company law. He has been the General Counsel and Secretary of Costamare Inc. since 2013. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Gabrielides served at the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission, first as Vice Chairman and then as Chairman. Mr. Gabrielides has also worked for the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation from 1991 to 1999 in various posts and was a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Gabrielides has been a member of the board of supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority and has been a member of the Hellenic Financial Intelligence Unit. Mr. Gabrielides holds LL.M. degrees from Harvard Law School and the London School of Economics, a law degree from Athens University Law School, and a B.A. in economics from the American College of Greece, Deree College.