Entry in the IOC 2019
Born 15 April 1955
Games Participated 1980, 1984
Athlete profile




BA in Economics, University of Athens, Greece (1978); MBA, INSEAD, France (1979)


VP Bankers Trust Company (NY, Paris, Athens, Milan, London) (1979-1990); Executive Vice Chairman, National Bank of Greece and other prominent positions in the Greek financial community (1990-2000); Chairman & CEO, Athens Exchange (2004-2010); President, Federation of European Securities Exchanges (2008-2010); President & CEO, Starbulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq Listed Shipping Company) (2011-2014); Chairman, Starbulk Carriers Corp. (2014-)

Sports practised

Swimming; Water polo

Sports career

Greece Swimming Champion (1969-1974); Olympic athlete in water polo (1980 & 1984)

Sports administration

Vice-President, Greek Swimming Federation (1991-1993); Hellenic Olympic Committee, Member & President of Olympic Preparation (1993-1996); Chef de Mission of Greece (Atlanta 1996); Sports Director, Athens Bid Committee (1996-1997); Executive Director, Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Athens 2004 (2000-2004); General Secretary of State and City Manager Olympic Games Athens 2004 (2004); President, Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) (2009-)

Membership of other associations

Chairman of Euroclinic (private hospital); Member of Board of GEK TERNA (Greek construction company); Member, Executive BoardPresident, European Olympic Committees (EOC) (2009-); Chairman, EOC Olympic Culture & Education Commission (2010-2013); Chairman, EOC Coordination Commission for the 1st European Games “Baku 2015”; Chairman, EOC Coordination Commission for the 2nd European Games “Minsk 2019”; Member, ANOC Events Commission (2019-); Vice-President, ANOC

Awards and distinctions

Olympic Order (2006); Order of Merit by the Republic of Azerbaijan (2015)

IOC History

Member, IOC Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission (2015-2019); Expert, IOC Culture and Olympic Education Commission (2014-2015); Member, Olympic Solidarity Commission (2018-)