Greek International Women Awards

Dear Members & Friends,

HBA UK Board Member Viki Fotopoulou is a finalist on Category Finance at the 2017 Greek International Women Awards.
You can also participate in the biggest celebration of Greek Women talent and achievement and experience an inspirational evening in the British Museum.

Press release, Info & Videos

Kind regards

HBA UK Executive Committee

HBAUK-Citizenship-Giving back to Greece

Dear Members & Friends,

After mentoring and providing masterclasses in Finance for Reload Greece in first half of 2017, HBA-UK continues its Citizenship initiatives giving back to Greece via the Bodossakis Foundation.

Please see below two interesting initiatives and register your interest. We will continue our key themes throughout 2017 as recently announced by the Chairman of HBA-UK – mentoring, networking, connecting

Bodossakis Foundation- if interested, please email

Could you be a mentor for a social initiative?

The Bodossaki Foundation’s new capacity building hub ‘Social Dynamo’ is a space for empowering civil society, focusing on learning, professional support and networking. To support this work, the Bodossaki Foundation has established a network of pro bono mentors who support civil society groups and organisations in achieving their goals, by enabling them to learn new skills and knowledge from highly qualified professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. As mentors, the professionals offer one meeting per month in order to support a group/organisation to achieve a specific goal that it has identified as a priority for its work.

Because of the high demand for this service, Bodossakis Foundation are now ready to expand our mentoring team. Potential mentors must have at least 5 years’ professional experience in a relevant field, including but not limited to including management and financial management, human resources, communications, marketing, law and accountancy.

Would you like to support rural Greece and help it grow?

If you love Greece and want to help people stay in the countryside and develop the land’s unique potential the “Thought for Food” Programme  gives you the opportunity to support farmers, small businesses and cooperatives, living in different regions in Greece and active in the production of Greek products such as olives, honey, fruit and vegetables, aromatic plants and husbandry. The programme provides much-needed education, training and cutting-edge biotechnological research to strengthen the aforementioned sectors at all stages, from production to processing, exporting and marketing. In this effort, the Bodossaki Foundation has partnered with the American Farm School and the Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB) at the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) in Thessaloniki. You can learn more about “Thought for Food” by clicking here or/and watching this video.

Register now your interest by emailing

Kind regards

HBA UK Executive Committee

2017 Annual Gala Ball – Press release

Dear Members & friends,

We would like to thank you all for your participation in our Annual Gala Ball and making this event another success!

Our thanks to the HBA corporate supporters and affiliates.

We hope to see you again in our forthcoming events. Stay tuned!

Kind regards

HBA UK Executive Committee


Chairman’s Speech

Your Excellencies, esteemed guests that flew over from the United States and Greece, our past Chairmen Christo Megalou and Strato Chatzigiannis for honouring us again today, ladies and gentlemen 

Today we celebrate what we have achieved in these last 18 months
  • Led and participated over 20 events 
  • Added over a hundred new members to our HBA network
  • Reached out to more than 12,000 followers globally via our internet interaction
  • Established a regular dialogue and found ways to work together with all associations of hellenic interest in the U.K.
  • A Very successful Ambassadors scheme – people who wish to contribute more and equally to Executive members of board 

What are the two pillars of the future

  • Mentoring and Networking
  • Content and being platform of communication between the UK, Europe, Greece and Cyprus 

Our task is simple 

  • We do the right thing for our members, giving real value for their time spent – it is a luxury and we thank them for that
  • We aim to give value back to our homeland, with our first event in Athens in H2 2017, a close cooperation with Lovegreece and the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce – Looking to establish more ways to work in Cyprus 
  • Aspire to be a home for excellence and  a platform for communication of what’s Best of Greece and Cyprus

It requires focus and commitment, and for this I can only but thank the HBA Executive Committee

Stratos Chatzigiannis 

Louis Loizou

Viki Fotopoulou

Emmanuel Androulakis

Thanos Karagiannidis 

George Ercan

and more importantly our ‘new’ mothers who we miss today, Georgia Galouzidi and Maria Irene Alexandraki. 

Special thanks to Piraeus Bank for their long term support, Shearman & Stirling, Critical Publics, Loizou & Co, Filos Dynotech RS , Delta Executive Search, The Hellenic American Bankers Association, The Hellenic Hope, Reload Greece, GPWN, The Hellenic Engineers and the Hellenic teams from HSBC and Morgan Stanley as well as  our committed HBA Ambassadors: Kelly, Korina, Margarita, Marina, Vassilis, Panos and Konstantinos. 

Thanks to Maltby&Greek for the fantastic wine selection and Nannuka for tonight’s nanny service. 

A great thank you to all, of you for coming here today.

Press links:

2017 Survey- Give us your feedback

Dear Members and Followers

Please help us understand better how HBA-UK can become more relevant and helpful to you!

Please take a few minutes to answer the questionnaire; at the end there is an open comments section- Average completion time 6 minutes

Kind regards
The Executive Committee
Hellenic Bankers Association-UK

HBA-UK Membership 2017

Dear Members and Followers

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all members, our lead corporate sponsor Shearman & Sterling LLP and Piraeus Bank UK, as well as a number of private supporters and importantly our guest speakers, for a full year of activities for the Hellenic Bankers Association UK.

During 2016, we had the opportunity to organise at least one event every month; we brought together content-driven public lectures and private events on the theme ‘Greece’s Recovery and Growth agenda’, as well as networking and social responsibility initiatives.

For 2017, continuing to support Hellenism abroad, we will organise a series of Masterclass events and Public lectures. We aim to maintain our high profile Networking events, bringing closer the Hellenic professionals of the wider Financial Services sector. Stay tuned in our website for event updates.

We will also continue our support and partnership with LSE Hellenic Observatory, the Hellenic Hope, LoveGreece, Reload, Greek Energy Forum, GPWN, the LBS Hellenic Club, Cass Business School, Hellenic Engineers Society and the newest association in the UK, the Hellenic Academics Association. More initiatives planned for 2017, as we aim to strengthen the ties of Greek professionals around the world.

All the above are empowered by our Members, to who we owe special thanks and call to renew their 2017 annual membership.

Membership benefits

Membership entitles to a variety of benefits, including the following:
– Discounted member-only price to our Annual Gala
– Exclusive access to the Association’s most high profile private events
– Free admission to lectures and panel discussions featuring distinguished and engaging speakers impacting the financial community
– Opportunity to network and meet other professionals in the financial services industry
– Access to Members’ Areas, including the Association’s mailing list and useful resource

Register as a Member and enjoy the benefits, as exciting events are planned for 2017!

ALL 2016 Memberships are now deemed expired- please renew  your membership for 2017

Kind regards
The Executive Committee
Hellenic Bankers Association-UK

What we did in 2016

* LSE Hellenic Observatory Public Lecture Prof. L Katseli, Chair National Bank of Greece
* Lecture at Cass Business School Prof. Y. Mourmouras Deputy Governor Bank of Greece
* Annual Greek Roadshow Athens Stock Exchange – Panel discussion
* LSE Hellenic Observatory Public Lecture Prof. Karamouzis Chair Eurobank Ergasias
* Delphi Forum Summit
* Panorama – Banking panel

Social Responsibility & Networking
* HBA Annual Gala Ball
* Evening at the Archdiocese (exclusive to HBAUK Members)
* Greek Art Bonhams  (exclusive to HBAUK Members)
* Hellenic Hope Annual Party
* Summer & Autumn drinks
* Capital Link Shipping (priority for HBAUK members)
* Economist Hazlis (priority for HBAUK members)

HBA-UK Chairman speaks at the Greek TV

HBA UK Chairman Mr Antonis Ntatzopoulos spoke on Ert TV and the legend of Journalism Mr Tsirigotakis about Brexit, Greek Crisis and HBA UK initiatives accelerated by economic environment.

Watch the interview:<>

Panel Debate @ 11th Athens Stock Exchange Roadshow in London, 22 September 2016

The Chairman of HBA-UK Mr Antonis Ntatzopoulos moderated  the panel debate at the  11th Athens Stock Exchange Roadshow, in London on September 22nd at the Bloomberg headquarters.
Panel title: “Greek Capital Markets speeding up the real economy”
Keynote Speaker
Mr Alexis Charitsis, Deputy Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism –
Prof. Anthony Bartzokas, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Board Director
Mr Nicholas Jennet, European Investment Bank, Deputy Director General – Head of Investment Team for Greece.
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Eurobank Group, Chief EconomistPanel Moderator
Mr Antonis Ntatzopoulos, Hellenic Bankers Association UK, ChairmanDate: Thursday September 22nd, 2016
Time: 12.15-13.30, and will be followed by a luncheon at the breakout area until 14.30

Event Flyer: panelists-14-sep-2016-2-1

HBA-UK ExCo supports and participates in Reload Greece’s Annual Conference

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce our support and participation at Reload Greece’s annual conference on Saturday 24th of September.

Reload Greece: Annual Conference Enterprising Diasporas: From Brain Drain to Brain Gain24/09/2016
Location: Rooms on Regents Park RCOG,
27 Sussex Place, NW1 4RG
Time: 8.45 am – 6.00 pm

Run in partnership with the London Business School and SEESOX, part of the European Studies Centre of Oxford University, 250 delegates will have the opportunity to come together, hear from more than 18 renowned speakers joining from all around the world and find out how they can become active members of their diaspora.

Antonis Ntatzopoulos, Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association will be presenting as well as other distinguished speakers which include Marina Hatsopoulos; Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Director of Cynosure Inc; Vassilis Nikolopoulos, Co-Founder and CEO of Intelen; Aristos Doxiadis, General Partner at Openfund, Vicky Pryce, Economist, Author and CEBR Board Member, Michail Bletsas, Director of Computing and Research Scientist MIT Media Lab, Yannis Palaiologos, Features Reporter Kathimerini and Haris Makryniotis, Managing Director of Endeavor Greece.

Tickets are available at:

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

The Executive Committee
Hellenic Bankers Association-UK

HBA-UK affiliated associations

HBA-UK continues to promote and share the events of  its affiliate associations. Hellenic Hope, Reload Greece, Hellenic Engineers Society GB, Greek Energy Forum, Greek Professional Women’s Network, Hellenic Medical Society, Hellenic Academics are among the selected few we continue to explore communication synergies with.


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