<The Chairman of the Board, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director, Board of Directors Secretary
Mr. Andreas Canellopoulos, Chairman of the Board, is one of the Company’s main shareholders, and previously served as CEO from 1983 to 1996. Since 2006 he has not performed executive and management duties and is only involved in performing his duties as Chairman of the Board. His main concern has been to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Board, that members collaborate harmoniously and that decisions are taken that reflect the system of principles and values which the Company has adopted.
The Chairman directs the Board’s meetings and is responsible for drafting the agenda of meetings, dispatching it to members of the Board in good time along with the necessary information and materials, ensuring that independent and non-executive members are kept fully briefed so that they can effectively perform their supervisory and decision-making role, and facilitating communication between members of the Board and shareholders.
He is also a member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee established by the Board of Directors.
The Chairman has no other professional commitments and is not a member of the Board of Directors of other companies, other than the Board of the public benefit foundation, the Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation, which is a main shareholder of the Company, and (until February 2012) the Board of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE).
Vice-Chairman of the Board
By virtue of resolution of the Board of Directors dated 15 June 2011, Mr. Efstratios - Georgios (Takis) Arapoglou, an independent, non-executive member, has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Senior Independent Director
The Board’s Vice Chairman, Mr. Efstratios - Georgios (Takis) Arapoglou, has also been appointed by the Board of Directors as the Senior Independent Director who is obliged, inter alia, to be available to resolve shareholder issues, which have not been resolved by the executive members of the Board of Directors or the Chairman.
Board of Directors Secretary (Company Secretary)
The Board of Directors has appointed the Company's attorney at law, Mrs. Eleni Papapanou, as the Company Secretary, who provides legal support to the Chairman and the members of the Board. When exercising her duties the Company Secretary, she reports to the Board of Directors and, in hierarchical terms, does not report to any other department of the Company.