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PR: The appointment of the new Board of Directors of Central Market of Thessaloniki S.A.

PR: The appointment of the new Board of Directors of Central Market of Thessaloniki S.A.

The Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A. (“HCAP”) announces the appointment of the new Board of Directors of Central Market of Thessaloniki S.A. (“KATH”) which will be in office on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.

The Board of Directors of HCAP S.A., sole shareholder of KATH, acting within its responsibilities according to the procedure established in article 197 para. 4 Law 4389/2016, unanimously, decided the appointment of the following members to the Board of Directors of KATH:

  1. Theodoros Papadopoulos, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Non-Executive Member
  2. Antonis Bouris, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors
  3. Alexandros Foteinos, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors
  4. Panagiotis Magas, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors
  5. Vasilis Haitas, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors is completed with the Traders Association of Thessaloniki Central Fruit and Vegetable Market representative (Non-Executive Member), the Meat Traders Union representative (Non-Executive Member) and the Employee representative (Non-Executive Member), according to article 12 para. 4 of KATH’s Statutory. Αlso Mr. Theodoros Kogiannis (Non-Executive Member), selected by the Minister of Finance in accordance with Article 197 para. 4 of Law 4389/2016.

HCAP wishes to the Board of Directors of KATH every success, in their duties as well as in the achievement of the strategic objectives of the company.

In this regard, the Board of Directors will set up the appropriate framework for the implementation of KATH’s Business Plan, aiming to the modernization of the Market’s functions through the development of modern infrastructure according to international operating standards. Taking into consideration the Μarket’s geographic position, the target is to strengthen extroversion and to contribute to the enhancement of public value through the support of the local agricultural production, the provision of food to vulnerable social groups and the protection of the environment.

See the Appendix A’ with the short CVs of the members.

HELLENIC CORPORATION OF ASSETS AND PARTICIPATIONS S.A.

APPENDIX Α’

Short CVs of the Members of the Board of Directors of Central Market of Thessaloniki S.A. (“KATH”):

1. Theodoros Papadopoulos, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Non-Executive Member

Born in 1959. Graduated from the Department of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 1987, he started his professional career as an Officer at the Technical Service Department in the Municipality of Ampelokipoi. Since 1989, he has been working at the Association of Municipalities of Western Thessaloniki, where he held the position of the Officer at the Technical Service Department and then moved to the Environment Department as a Supervisor. Since 2013, he has held the position of Division Head in the Services Department. During his career he has participated in numerous seminars at the Regional Training Institute of Thessaloniki and at the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece. Since 2016 he has been appointed as Non-Executive Member and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Central Market of Thessaloniki S.A.

2. Antonis Bouris, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Born in 1957. Holds a BS in Economics, a BS in Food Science and Technology (Agrarian Faculty) and a BS in Italian Language from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In addition, he holds a MS in Food Science and Technology from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome. He has 30 years of professional experience, of which 15 in the food industry, serving in managerial positions, such as Production and Quality Control Director at a dairy company and Plant Manager at an export oriented producer of tomato products, frozen vegetables etc. From 2003 through 2015 he worked at Viohalco Group, initially as General Manager of Vitruvit S.A. and Keramia Axiou S.A. and from 2007 through 2015 as Deputy General Manager at Dojran Steel, increasing exports and improving bottom line respectively. He also worked as Deputy CEO at the Greek Sugar Industry for six months and subsequently joined the pipe industry Nikolaidis of Metalcorp Group as Chairman and Managing Director.

3. Alexandros Foteinos, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors (Head of the Audit Committee)

Born in 1981. He holds a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Patras, an MSc in Accounting & Finance from the University of Macedonia, and he is a Certified Public Accountant in Greece. During his professional career has completed the training program of Institute of Certified Public Accountants (IESOEL) in Greece, and has been awarded with the IFRS Diploma of ACCA. He worked in Ernst & Young for 11 years with international experience and was involved in audits within many industries like Construction, Manufacturing and FMCG. Since January 2018, he works as a Financial Reporting Manager in a Construction Company.

4. Panagiotis Magkas, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Born in 1968. Graduated from the Economics Department of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1992) and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. In his 20-year career, he worked in some of the most well-known companies in Northern Greece, such as HB BODY, ELVIAL, SARAH LAWRENCE, ALUMIL, INTERALLIS, holding executive positions in their commercial departments. Most of his service in the above companies concerns development and organization of their networks in international markets. He is a member of the Economic Chamber of Greece with the right to sign balance sheets.

5. Vasilis Haitas, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Born in 1960. Graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he completed a Masters and a Bachelors in Geotechnical Sciences. From 1988 to 2002, he worked in Redestos Efthymiadis Group holding various positions among which, the position of the Group Commercial Director and position of the General Manager for one of the Group subsidiaries, Agrolab SA. From 2003 to 2008, he worked for Themeliodomi Group as General Manager in Topos SA, Managing Director in No Limits SA and afterwards as Administration Director in Themeliodomi SA. Since February 2008 he holds the position of the Managing Director in Agritex Energy SA and also in March 2009 has served as a CEO.

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