The Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A. (“HCAP”) announces the appointment of the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Athens Urban Transport Organization S.A. (“OASA”), as of March 5th 2020. In particular, the Board of Directors of HCAP, sole shareholder of OASA, as per their authority and according to the procedure of article 197 Law 4389/2016, unanimously decided the appointment of Mr. Golias Ioannis as Chairman, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of OASA, who will contribute, in cooperation with the other BoD Members, in the implementation of the strategic goals of the organization, focusing on the modernization of public transport, taking into consideration the changes of the passengers’ mobility in the Attica region, as well as the latest EU transport policies.
More specifically, OASA’s objectives are the promotion of sustainable urban mobility and improvement of the provided services, by adopting a customer-centric approach in a way that respects the passenger-citizen, as well as through the use of new technologies, renewal of the fleet of vehicles, improvement of infrastructure and rationalization of the operation of subsidiaries (STASY and OSY) under the OASA Group.
The next step for the Group is urban transportation to become a reliable means of transportation over cars, as urban transportation is one of the key component to reduce traffic congestion and improve the environmental footprint of mobility in Athens in general.
The short CV of the new Chairman of the Board of Directors is the following:
Ioannis Golias, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OASA, Non-Executive Member
Ioannis Golias obtained his Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and his M.Sc and Ph.D in Transport from the University of London. Since 1991 he is Professor in the Civil Engineering School of NTUA and since 2002 he is Head of the Traffic Engineering Laboratory.
He has served as President and Dean of the NTUA School of Civil Engineering and Member of the Committee for the re-accreditation of Civil Engineering Schools in Croatia. During 2014-2019 he served as Rector of NTUA. In addition, he has served as Head of the Hellenic Society of Transportation Engineers and Member of the Greek National Transport Council, as well as Member of the Board of the Organization for the Urban Development of Athens, Member of the Board of the Public Company for the Unification of Athens Archaeological Sites and Vice President of the Athens Municipality Development Company. In 2015, he served as Caretaker Minister of Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy.
Mr. Golias has participated in numerous transport and feasibility studies in Greece and other countries and has coordinated a large number of Greek and European Commission research projects for transport. He has more than 250 publications in Greek and international scientific journals and conferences and has accepted more than 4900 citations. He is and has been member of various Greek and European Commission scientific committees.