Press Release: HBA-UK announces the composition of the new Executive Committee

– PRESS RELEASE –

London, 7 April 2020: The Hellenic Bankers Association UK (HBA-UK) announces the composition of the new Executive Committee following a reshuffle of members’ responsibilities and the institution of the following operational committees. Below the new Executive Committee composition effective as of today with a mandate for 2 years:

  1. Louis Loizou – Chairman and Head of the Executive Committee
  2. Viki Fotopoulou – Vice Chairman and Head of the External Relations Committee
  3. Argyris Chatzilias – Head of Management Committee
  4. Marinos Vathis – Head of Development & Charity Committee
  5. Greg Hadjigrigoriadis – Head of Communications Committee
  6. Michael Dimopoulos – Head of Events Committee
  7. Xenofon Zacharoudis – Head of Membership & Finance Committee

The Executive Committee will be reporting directly to the Chairman’s Circle. In line with an expansion of its advisory capacity, the Chairman’s Circle will provide the Association’s strategic direction and governance. Mary Alexandrakis and Georgia Galouzidi, both outgoing members of the Executive Committee following an 8-year tenure, will act as Executive Coordinators for the Chairman’s Circle going forward.

The Chairman’s Circle consists of all past Chairmen of the Association and current members are: Christos Megalou, Notis Mitarakis, Stratos Chatzigiannis, Antonis Ntatzopoulos, Yiannis Kyriakopoulos, George Matsakas, Michail Zekkos and Andreas Zobanakis.

HBA-UK retains its solid commitment to the Association’s growth and strengthening Greek diaspora abroad. It is envisioned that the initiatives of the Association will evolve around a three-pillar strategy of (i) thought leadership, (ii) social responsibility and (iii) professional development.

Committed to an ongoing development, adapting to the circumstances and passionate to connect professionals, HBA-UK is promoting online events through web platforms for educational purposes on the economic impact of COVID-19.
Furthermore, faithful to our values, we have pledged to make a donation to the Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain, who is tirelessly and fearlessly fighting against this pandemic.

Under the thought leadership pillar, we will be enhancing the Association’s content generation and distribute a quarterly bulletin where everyone will be welcome to prepare articles related to the finance industry. In terms of social responsibility, we continue our Student Award for students who are studying in Greece and Cyprus. We offer a financial award and guidance to the winning student in terms of career mentoring. For professional development, we are seeking accreditation from Continuing Professional Development (CPD), following which our panel events will be eligible for CPD credits.

Interested in Joining the HBA-UK?:
For all non-members who would like to attend this event, other private events and participate in our activities, we warmly encourage you to join the Association by clicking the following link (annual membership fee starts from £30): http://www.hellenicbankers.org.uk/membership/

If you have any queries on our upcoming event or becoming a member of the Hellenic Bankers Association, please do not hesitate to contact us at hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk

Yours Sincerely,
HBA-UK Executive Committee