Thursday, April 27, 2017
Royal Olympic Athens Hotel

Speakers / Presentations


Acavalos Andreas

Management Consultant
Acavalos AndreasAndreas Acavalos is a Management Consultant with more than 40 years’ experience in serving the needs of major European corporate clients and US subsidiaries in Europe, across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

Most of his career was with PricewaterhouseCoopers and its principal predecessor firm (Coopers & Lybrand) in Greece. He was for many years Partner in Charge of the Firm’s Management Consultancy practice and a member of its Executive Committee. Prior to that, he was Partner in Charge of the Piraeus office of Coopers and Lybrand, specializing in the provision of financial, auditing and consultancy services to the shipping industry.

Since his retirement from PwC in 2002 he has worked as an independent consultant providing board- level advisory and counseling services to Greek and multi-national companies. In this capacity, he has provided on-going advice and support to the CEO’s and Boards of several corporate clients. He has played a leading role in a number of cross-border assignments involving the merger and de-merger of corporations and the negotiation and financial structuring of management buy-outs. He has also acted as advisor on the wealth management and succession planning issues of family-owned businesses.
The future of international wealth management in a globally regulated fiscal environment

Andrianopoulos Andreas

Former Minister,
Director of Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs
Andrianopoulos AndreasBorn in 1946 in Piraeus Greece, in a family of politicians and founders of the most popular Greek football team (Olympiakos FC)

He was educated at Athens College, and in the Schools of Political Science in Athens, Kent (UK), Cambridge and Oxford. He studied also Economics and Issues of Peace Research at the University of Oslo. He holds also a Diploma on Leadership from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

He lectured at various Schools in the USA and England (Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Wisconcin at Madison, George Washington, LSE) and he was a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. In 1998-99 he was Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC. He holds two honorary PH.D. degrees and he was Professor of Public Policy at the American College of Greece.

He has been elected 9 times member of the Greek Parliament and he has served as Minister of Culture, Trade, Industry, Energy, Technology and Mass Communications.

He has also been elected Mayor of the City of Piraeus. He has contributed articles to numerous Greek and international journals and newspapers and has written books on Islam, Economic and Political Liberalization and Energy Security. Since he resigned from Parliament he held his own TV talk show, worked professionally as a newspaper commentator and as a consultant on issues of Caspian energy and political risk analysis for countries of the former Soviet Union and South Asia. He recently lead a team of international consultants in advising the government of the Russian Federation, under the auspices of the EU, on free competition and the advocacy of liberal market reforms. He also returned as a South East European Project Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington working on the topic of Russian Energy Diplomacy.

He is now the Director of the Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs of the American College of Greece (Deree College) which is situated in the district of Plaka in Athens, Greece.

He is also the author of two historical novels on Medieval and Renaissance Europe.

He has two sons and he lives in Hydra and Athens.
Keynote speaker

Charalambous Yiangos

Technical Consultant - UHYAxon Certified Auditors, Greece
Charalambous Yiangos• Fellow Member (F.C.C.A) of The Chartered Association of Certified Accountant - UK)
• Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus
• Retired member of the Greek Institute of Auditors-Accountants (Σ.Ο.Ε.Λ)

Yiangos has over 54 years of professional experience in the auditing, consulting, and public services sector. Apart from his present position, as Technical consultant, he is a member of the BoD of Geniki Bank and acts as president of its audit committee.

Prior to these appointments he held the position of First Vice Chairman, Hellenic Capital Market Commission and previous to that he was the Deputy Senior Partner of the Group of Companies of KPMG in Greece. In his position at HCMC he headed 5 of its 7 divisions and participated actively in the drafting of the relevant legislation and oversaw the first time implementation of IAS of companies listed in the Athens Stock Exchange.
In his position as Deputy Senior Partner of KPMG, initially he headed its consulting company and in this role he achieved in establishing this company to a leading position of the Greek Consulting Sector in Greece. His last three years with the Group he was assigned responsibilities for the development and administration of the Financial Advisory and allied Transaction Services.

Yiangos’ professional work extended in a number of countries including US, England, Middle East and ex-Soviet Countries.

He is the founding member and first President of the Society of British Qualified Accountants-Greece. Furthermore he acted as member of the International Advisory Committee of “A.C.C.A.” He is also a founding member and for a number of years he acted as Vice-Chairman of SESMA (Consulting Companies‘ association).

Yiangos as (a) a writer published recently a book under the Greek title «Διοίκηση και Σύμβουλοι Διοίκησης – Management and Management Consultant» (b) as editor

1. «Δικαιοσύνη & Νομοθεσία της Κεφαλαιαγοράς »,
2. «Δικαιοσύνη, Εποποτικές Αρχές και Εποπτευόμενοι Φορείς στο νέο Ευρωπαϊκό Χρηματοπιστωτικό Περιβάλλον»
3. «Εξελίξεις στα Διεθνή Λογιστικά Πρότυπα».

He is a constant contributor of articles in international magazines and Greek newspapers on consulting and accounting issues, on corporate culture, Leavers of change on business environment.
Coordinator of the 3rd Panel

Fessas Michalis

Head of Fund Selection, Fund Selection Division, EUROBANK Asset Management M.F.M.C.
Fessas MichalisMichalis Fessas is the Head of Fund Selection at Eurobank Asset Management M.F.M.C. He has served as a Fund Analyst at Eurobank Asset Management M.F.M.C. and previously at Eurobank Private Banking as well as Personal Banking Relationship Manager at the Eurobank Branch Network. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Banking and Financial Management of the University of Piraeus. He holds an M.Sc. degree in Finance and Econometrics from the University of York and a B.Sc. degree in Applied Informatics from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.
Coordinator of the 1st Panel

Goudinakos Stratos

Chief Risk Officer, ATE Insurance
Goudinakos StratosStratos Goudinakos, a veteran floor trader, has been actively involved in Capital Markets and Finance, Banking/Investment Banking /Asset Management/Insurance for over 20 years.

Starting out at London's LIFFE as an options market maker/Director of Investments, he built and managed complex derivative portfolios (inter - intra volatility spread structures).

On his return to Greece he joined NBG Group, Head Derivatives & Proprietary Trading; managed the desks of market making, arbitrage and sales, set up an international prop desk and was also responsible for hedging the bank's bond book. He, consecutively, moved to NBG's asset management, as Chief Investment Officer.

In succession, he participated (partner) in the buyout of an investment company and its extensive restructuring; in addition, he developed and started up Ulysses Global Macro Hedge Fund which invested mainly in high grade markets on currencies, bonds, stocks, indices and commodities. Member of Investment Committees in Capital Management; moreover, managing own assets, trading in international derivative markets.

For the last two years he served at ATE Bank’s Board, responsible for Funding and Liquidity. He also sits in a number of Boards for ATE Bank Romania (Audit Committee, President of Risk Mgnt Committee), ATE AEDAK, and ATE Insurance. Currently, he is the Chief Risk Officer of ATE Insurance (Solvency II).

He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering of Patras University in Greece, a DBA from Cardiff Business School University of Wales, and an MBA from CASS Business School of City University; he also holds certificates from TEE, SFA and the HCMC in Market Making & Asset Management.
Coordinator of the 2nd Panel

Juscsak George

Executive Director, Senior Sales Executive CEE, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Juscsak GeorgeGeorge Juscsak is an Executive Director and the Senior Sales Executive for J.P. Morgan. He has 17 years of experience working in the financial markets and in the banking industry in the United States and Internationally. In his current role he is responsible for- and oversees the sales activities for J.P. Morgan Asset Management in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. He is based in Vienna, Austria.

Prior to joining the European operations he worked on Wall Street as part of the J.P. Morgan Investment Bank. In his role as Vice President he was a member of the Portfolio Strategies Group on the Fixed Income and Rates Products desk, working with various US and international institutional investors. Before J.P. Morgan he worked for Bear Stearns in New York in a similar role, and in the Capital Markets Department of AmTrust Bank in Cleveland, Ohio.

George earned his MBA at the Case Western University, holds a CPA, Series 7 and 63 degrees and pursuing his CFA and PhD degrees. He is a Honorary Professor at SZIE, and member of the MSc in Finance Advisory Committee of the Central European University.
World Market Outlook

Kleopas John

Founder & CEO Kleopas Alliott Business Consultants SA
Kleopas JohnJohn Kleopas is a graduate of the University of Piraeus (now Economic University of Piraeus) with postgraduate studies. He has attended many seminars both in the field of Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Management in international business. He has also taken part in lectures and seminars, international conferences, symposia and workshops. He is the founder and Managing Director of the accounting firm Kleopas Alliott Business Consultants SA, (1991), which is a member of the British Alliott Group since 1992. He is also founder and Managing Director of the company Kleopas Payroll Services Ltd, (2010) which is a Partner in Greece of ADP Employer Services International. He is in the top executive management of Alliott Group for a decade. Recently he elected as the Worldwide Chairman of the Alliott Group. Previously he served as Worldwide deputy Chairman and Chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In Greece before he established the firms mentioned above, he worked in a number of Greek companies as accountant. He speaks English and Italian.
Wealth Management Tax Strategy

Massourakis Michael

Chief Economist, SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
Massourakis MichaelMichael Massourakis is the Chief Economist of SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (since April 2015). Before that, he had served as Chief Economist of Alpha Bank since 1996. He studied economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (PhD, 1983). He worked as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (1983-1986), Washington DC, and the Council of Economic Advisors (1987-1996), Athens. He served as an Alternate Member at the E.U. Monetary Committee (1988-1996), Member of the Board of the Capital Market Committee (2000-2004) and President of the Scientific Committee of the Greek Federation of Banks (2012-2015). He is a Member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Institute of Economic and Industrial Research (ΙΟΒΕ), and a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Greek Statistical Authority.
Greek Economy: Adjustment, Investments and the New Growth Model

Papacostopoulos Constantine

Lawyer/Managing Partner, C. Papacostopoulos & Associates Law Firm
Papacostopoulos ConstantineMr Constantine Papacostopoulos is a lawyer before the Supreme Court of Greece, founder and Managing Partner of the law firm "C. Papacostopoulos and Associates", member firm of KPMG’s International Tax Network in Greece. He has a Law Degree and Master's Degree from the University of Liege (Belgium) and was a professor of Commercial and Banking Law in French Higher Education Institutions. He was a Partner of the Tax and Legal Department of KPMG Greece and served as Chairman of its Board of Directors during the period 09/1999 - 12/2003. His professional experience includes numerous assignments as legal and tax advisor and/or advocate of many multinational and Greek companies, while he also participated in numerous legislative committees on company, banking and stock exchange law in his capacity as legal counsel of the Ministry of Commerce. He has also been appointed in charge of the committee for the harmonisation of Greek company and stock exchange legislation with European law and has attended court proceedings as an attorney before the European Court of Justice. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association of the Association of Greek Commercial Lawyers, of the Society of Tax Law and Public Finance Studies, Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Greek – American Chamber, Chairman of the Greek Section of International Fiscal Association (IFA). He has extensive experience in company, tax and banking law issues, finance, investments and PPP contracts. He has published a series of articles and has given lectures on the above issues.
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