BHCC | NEW ELECTED BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2020 | Press Release

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PRESS RELEASE

Constitution of the new Board of Directors for the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce 

Athens, 8th December 2020

Ms Anna Kalliani has been re-elected Greek President of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, while Mr Kenny Evangelou was elected as the British President of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.

In the light of the recent Annual General Assembly of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, on the 24th November 2020, the appointment of the fifteen (15) newly elected members of the Board of Directors was held yesterday, Monday, 7th December 2020 and the Board composition is as follows:

 

GREEK PRESIDENT

Anna Kalliani – Financial & Strategy Advisor, Owner, ANIRVA INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC ADVISORS LTD

 

BRITISH PRESIDENT

Kenny Evangelou – CEO, XENIUM ADVISORS

 

VICE PRESIDENTS

Spiros DoucasEx Financial Director, ELAIS - UNILEVER HELLAS S.A.

Kosta Kanaroglou – President & CEO, CANA LABORATORIES

Angelos Mastrantonis – Group HR Manager, Greece Country Manager, ENERGEAN

 

SECRETARY GENERAL

George Karabelas – Executive Director and Board Member, GREEN PROPERTIES & 362 GROCERY

 

TREASURER

Nicholas Chatzitsolis – Managing Director, AXIES SA, Part of the CBRE Affiliate Network

 

MEMBERS

Afroditi Arvaniti – General Manager & Senior Advisor, KALESMA MYKONOS

Manos Lorentzos – Director, SEASCOPE HELLAS

Spyros Manolopoulos – Executive Chairman, SPACE HELLAS S.A.

Demitris Memos – CEO, MarineTraffic

Stavros Messinis – Director, THE CUBE WORKSPACE

Alexander E.G. Turner – Managing Director, CARPENTER TURNER

Sotiris Christogiannis – President & CEO, PAPAPOSTOLOU S.A.

Irene M. Watson (Honorary President) – President, ibs INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SERVICES

 

The reelected Greek President Ms Anna Kalliani stated: “I truly thank the Members of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce for the honor to elect me as Greek President for a 2nd tenure.  With business ethics and a high sense of responsibility towards its Members, respectful of the Chamber’s historical course, the new Board of Directors aspires to continue the close collaboration with the Members, the Greek Government, the British Embassy in Athens, institutional bodies and the Chamber’s partners, to further strengthen the bilateral trade relations between Greece and the UK.

We are standing at a challenging crossroads, not only from economic perspective due to the coronavirus pandemic, but also because of the post Brexit negotiations in progress between the European Union and the UK.

Oriented to face new challenges and to seize opportunities in a constantly changing environment, the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce remains a powerful pillar for growth and creation of synergies. I firmly believe that there is significant space for the strengthening of the bilateral relations in various sectors, indicatively in investments, trade, innovation & new technologies, sustainable growth, energy, shipping, tourism, corporate social responsibility and not only, strategic pillars in which the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce will be engaged.

The tackling of the pandemic will create a new economic and business environment in which Greece has the ability to seize the opportunities. Our objective is to contribute towards an extrovert model for the Greek economy, and to adopt a business culture that will lead to further enhancement of the bilateral relations”. 

On his part, the new British President, Mr Kenny Evangelou stated: “I would like to thank the Members of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, as well as the rest of the members of the Board of Directors for their trust and for nominating me as the British President. Our aim is to further build on the previous Board of Directors’ initiatives, to enhance networking for our Members and to exchange expertise, by organising meetings, conferences, webinars and by creating committees – working groups, using digital means to maximise effectiveness. We are convinced that within the coming years, Greece will present   significant investment opportunities in various business sectors. The new Board of Directors, consisting of renowned professionals coming from a wide business range in Greece, has the ability to play a pivotal role towards this direction, by attracting and guiding investors from the UK”.

 

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