The founder and majority shareholder of the Intracom Group who in 1977 envisioned the creation of an advanced technology hub in Greece and has been a leading member of the Greek business community for more than 40 years. He holds degrees in Physics and Electronics and is an active sponsor of leading educational, cultural, athletic and business initiatives in Southeast Europe. In 1997 he became a John Harvard Fellow after establishing the Kokkalis Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In 1998 he founded the non-profit Kokkalis Foundation, focusing on educational and regional development. A fluent speaker of English, German and Russian, he also speaks Romanian, Italian, Bulgarian and conversational Serbian and French. For many years he was the president and major shareholder of Olympiacos FC, Greece’s leading football club.
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Holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London and was a recipient of a number of educational awards and scholarships from the Greek Government, the Bank of Greece, and the “Alexander S. Onassis” Foundation. He has served as Senior Economist in the Research Department of the Bank of Greece, a Professor at Deree College and a Member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the Mayor of Athens.
He joined Intracom in 1994 and has been Intracom Group’s CFO and a member of the Board of Directors since 1995. He has served as General Manager, Finance & Administration (1995-2004), Executive General Manager of the Corporate Center (2005-2006), Executive Director, Group Financial Management (2006-2011) and Vice-Chairman & Deputy CEO (2011-2013). In 2014 he was appointed Chairman of the BoD of INTRACOM HOLDINGS and of most subsidiary boards as well. From July 2016 to December 2018, he was INTRACOM HOLDINGS Chairman and CEO. Since December 2018, he is Vice Chairman and CEO.
Participates at the BoDs of Intracom Group as Vice Chairman of INTRACOM HOLDINGS, Vice Chairman of Intradevelopment and Member of INTRACOM DEFENSE-IDE. He served as Vice Chairman and since 2019 Chairman of the BoD of Intrasoft International until October 2021 when the company was acquired by Danish Netcompany Group. Vice Chairman of the BoD of Intrakat until July 2021. CEO of INTRACOM HOLDINGS from January 2014 till July 2016 and prior to that, as the company’s Deputy CEO and Business Development Executive. Before joining INTRACOM HOLDINGS he served as Corporate Strategy Director, Deputy Executive Officer (2009-2013) and CEO of Hellas Online a leading provider of broadband and fixed-line telephony in Greece, until November 2014 when the company was acquired by Vodafone Greece. In 2014, he was elected member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).He holds a BSc degree in International Relations and Economics from Boston University and an Executive Graduate Diploma in Finance from Columbia University.
He has served as Chairman of the BoD of INTRADEVELOPMENT, Executive Member of the BoD of INTRAKAT, and has worked in the Business Development Division of the Intralot Group. He has also served as Athletic Manager of Olympiacos F.C.
An Athens College graduate, he holds a BA degree in Economics from Tufts University in Boston.
Intrakat CEO since 2003, until July 2022, he also served as CEO of INTRAMET until it merged with INTRAKAT in 2005 and as a Non-Executive member of the BoD of the INTRALOT GROUP from 2008 until 2019. In 2010 he was appointed CEO of KEKROPS SA and in 2019 Vice Chairman of the BoD of ATHENS RESORT CASINO HOLDINGS SA and REGENCY CASINO MONT PARNES SA. Mr Souretis currently holds senior executive positions in a number of INTRACOM HOLDINGS Group subsidiaries. From 1997 to 2003 he held various managerial positions at ELLINIKI TEHNODOMIKI-TEV. Holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Thessaloniki, a MSc from the City University of London and an International MBA degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
Holds a Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree from DEREE – The American College of Greece. His graduate studies include MSc Degree in Operations Research & Analytics from London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He is a Board of Directors member at SportNews since 2018 and co-owner of Mavrofrydis O.E. Consulting and Gaming Development. He speaks English, German and Spanish and he is the recipient of many educational awards for his academic career and contribution.
Mr. Ioannis Tsoumas holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has over 35 years of experience in the field of finance, the full range of accounting functions, and tax legislation. During his career, he has received several distinctions for his competencies and achievements, and he attended numerous professional seminars on Accounting, Auditing and Taxation acquiring in-depth knowledge and expertise. Prior to his role as a Non-Executive Member of the company’s BOD, he held senior management positions in Accounting and Finance in several companies, among them Grundig of the Hatzimichalis Group (1980 – 1987) and Intracom Group (1999 – 2016), until his retirement in October 2016.
Ms Lazari holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Economic University of Athens, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the LSE and a European Master in Multimedia and Audiovisual Business Administration from a European interuniversity post-graduate program. Currently, she is Senior Advisor to the Board of Domius Capital Advisors LLP (a London-based, FCA regulated, Corporate Finance Advisory Boutique focusing on the provision of Strategic Advice, M&A execution and Private Capital raising for Funds and corporates), as well as member of the Investment Committee of Economists Professional Fund. She has long-term experience in both the private and public sector. She also has knowledge of the international political and economic environment and proven experience in multinational/multicultural negotiations.
In the private sector she has served in senior managerial positions mainly in the financial sector, among others, Deputy Governor/Executive Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Agricultural Bank of Greece – Senior Advisor to the management, Emporiki/Commercial Bank of Greece. She has also participated as a member of BoDs in numerous companies and organizations i.a. Athex Exchange Group, Selonda group/ fisheries, Perseas/ fish feed, Hellenic Sugar Industry SA.
In the public sector she has served as senior advisor mainly on issues of public policy preparation and implementation. She has also participated in inter-ministerial committees on important economic and social issues.
Dionisia Xirokosta is a lawyer who has works as a scientific associate of the Hellenic Competition Commission from 2001. She was appointed Head of the Legal Services Department in 2007. In 2009 she was appointed Director of the Legal Services Department. In 2010 she became the General Director General of the Hellenic Competition Commission and acted for two full terms. She then moved to the retail sector and was the Human Resources Director at “HELLENIC HYPERMARKETS SKLAVENITIS S.A.”. Currently she practices law and is a Consultant of the Corporate Affairs at “HELLENIC HYPERMARKETS SKLAVENITIS S.A.”. She has graduated from Athens Law School and holds an LL.M. degree in European Law from the University or Essex Law School, specialized in European Competition Law.