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:
Anna Kalliani – Financial & Strategy Advisor, Owner, ANIRVA INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC ADVISORS LTD
Kenny Evangelou – CEO, XENIUM ADVISORS
Spiros Doucas – Ex Financial Director, ELAIS - UNILEVER HELLAS S.A.
Kosta Kanaroglou – President & CEO, CANA LABORATORIES
Angelos Mastrantonis – Group HR Manager, Greece Country Manager, ENERGEAN
George Karabelas – Executive Director and Board Member, GREEN PROPERTIES & 362 GROCERY
Nicholas Chatzitsolis – Managing Director, AXIES SA, Part of the CBRE Affiliate Network
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”.