Directors’ Curricula Vitae

ANTONIOS ANTONIOU – EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

 

Mr. Antonios Antoniou was born in London. He studied at the University of London where he obtained a BSc (Hons) degree and a postgraduate diploma.

 

Mr. Antoniou worked for 5 years as a Biochemist at University College London and for 3 years as a Computer Systems Analyst at British Gas Headquarters in London. He was a founding partner of AMER World Research Ltd and Deputy General Manager from 1983 until 1998. From 1998 until December 2006 he served as Senior Vice President (Operations and Systems) of Nielsen Europe and was a member of the European Executive Committee.

 

As from February 2008 he has been the Executive Chairman of Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Limited. From August 2017 until December 2019 he undertook the additional role of the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

 

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation as from July 2011 and Member of its Executive Committee as from December 2013. From January 2019 until December 2020 he was Vice-Chairman and as from January 2021 he is the Chairman of the Cyprus Employers & Industrialist Federation.

 

 

GEORGE ST. GALATARIOTIS

 

Mr. George St. Galatariotis was born in Limassol in 1947. He studied Business Administration at City Polytechnic in London.

 

Mr. George Galatariotis is Executive Chairman of Galatariotis Group of Companies, Executive Chairman of The Cyprus Cement Public Company Ltd and K&G Complex Public Company Ltd. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of several private and public companies. He is a Trustee of the Cyprus Conservation Foundation (Terra Cypria). Mr. George Galatariotis has also served as a member of the Board of Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Cyprus Ports Authority. As from 2017 Mr. Galatariotis is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation.

 

 

COSTAS ST. GALATARIOTIS

 

Mr. Costas St. Galatariotis was born in Limassol in 1963. He graduated the 5th Gymnasium of Limassol and he studied Economics, Industry and Commerce at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Mr. Costas Galatariotis is Executive Chairman of the Galatariotis Group of Companies, Executive Chairman of

C.C.C. Tourist Enterprises Public Company Ltd and member of Boards of Directors of several private and public companies. He is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Cyprus Tourist Enterprises (ACTE). Mr. Costas St. Galatariotis is Chairman of the Audit Committee of Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Limited since 2008.

 

Mr. Costas St. Galatariotis has served as Honorary Consul General of Japan in Cyprus from 2007 until 2012. Since September 2014 he is the President of the Board of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as from July 2018 he is the Vice Chairman of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA).

 

 

STAVROS G. GALATARIOTIS

 

Mr.  Stavros Galatariotis was born in Limassol in 1976. In 1999 he graduated from the University of Surrey   with a BSc in Business Economics (First Class). During his studies he was awarded the CIMA award by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Stavros holds an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management.

 

Since 2000, Stavros Galatariotis is an Executive Director of the Galatariotis Group of Companies and a member of the Board of Directors of several private and public companies. He is a Director of Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Ltd since 2008.

 

 

COSTAS KOUTSOS

 

Mr. Costas Koutsos is the Executive Chairman of KEO Plc and Member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Mining Public Company Ltd. Between 1978 and 2011 he was the Managing Director of BMS Metal Pipes Industries Group. He is a Financial Consultant, Companies Tax Consultant, Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of other private companies. Mr.  C. Koutsos is a qualified accountant and he has worked for twelve years in      a senior position in an international audit firm. He has a perennial experience in the Cyprus Stock Exchange Market. He is an active member of various charitable foundations. He served as Member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Metal Industry Association, member of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation from 1985 to 2011.

 

 

CHARALAMBOS P. PANAYIOTOU

 

Mr.  Charalambos Panayiotou was born on the 6th  of July 1971. He studied Management Sciences (BSc) at   the London School of Economics and Political Science (1993). He joined Coopers & Lybrand as a Chartered Accountant trainee in the audit and tax department from 1993 to 1996. He is a member of “The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales” as well as a Member of “The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus” since 1996. He then joined the Cyprus Popular Bank Ltd. In 2000 he was appointed Financial Controller of the Holy Bishopric of Paphos, Executive member of the Board of Directors of St. George Hotel (Management) Ltd as well as of SM Tsada Golf Ltd until September 2010, upon which date he was appointed as Managing Director of the KEO PLC Group. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Mining Group Companies. He served as a Member of the Board of the Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd from June 2005 to January 2014. During this same period he served as Chairman of the Hellenic Bank (Investments) Ltd. As from 2017 Mr. Panayiotou is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation.

 

 

MAURIZIO MANSI MONTENEGRO

 

Mr. Maurizio Mansi Montenegro was born on March 10, 1962. He holds a degree in Statistical Science from Rome University “La Sapienza” and a post-graduate degree in Strategic and International Marketing from SDA Bocconi (Milan), after having attended the International Executive Program at “Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires” (INSEAD).

 

He started his career in Hewlett Packard as Business Analyst, then as Strategic Planning Specialist in Agusta – Westland.

 

In 1990, he joined Italcementi Group as Marketing Analyst Coordinator and, after seven years of experience in the Group’s Strategic Plan Direction, he has been responsible for Cement Commercial activities in Egypt. In 2007 he was appointed as Assistant to the C.E.O. of Italcementi S.p.A. and between 2009 and the end of 2016, he was the Managing Director of Interbulk Trading S.A.

 

Since January 2017 he is General Director Trading of HC Trading BV, the trading company of Heidelberg Cement Group.

 

He is also member of the Board of Directors of Intercom S.r.l., Intercom Libya Z.F.C., HC Trading Malta Ltd and HCT Green Ltd.

 

 

ANTONIS MIKELLIDES

 

Mr. Antonis Mikellides was born in London in 1978. He studied at the University of Westminster where he obtained a BA degree in Business Computing and holds a Postgraduate degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University London as well as a diploma in Terrorism Studies, focusing mainly on Marine Piracy, from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

 

Mr. Α. Mikellides joined Zela Shipping Co Ltd in London in 2002 as a fleet operator, and in 2006 was in charge of restructuring the fleet’s management company in Piraeus Greece. As from 2010 he has been a Director, Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Olympia Ocean Carriers Ltd and in 2012 also became a Director of Sea Trade Holdings. Mr. Antonis Mikellides has been elected on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Union of Shipowners since 2009.

 

 

ANTONIOS KATSIFOS

 

Mr. Antonios Katsifos was born in Athens in 1955. He studied at the National Technical University of Athens where he obtained a Degree as Mining and Metallurgy Engineer and he successfully completed the Accelerated Development program at London Business School.

 

He worked for 10 years, from 1981 until 1991, as a Mining Engineer in underground operations at Greek Bauxite of Elikon S.A. at Distomon Viotias and at METVA S.A. at Molaoi Lakonias, Greece. He worked for HALYPS cement, member of Italcementi group of companies in Greece and now Heidelberg Cement, for more than 25 years. In 1991, he joined ET BETON, a ready mix concrete production company as Production Manager in Athens, and in 1995 he became Vice President and Managing Director at DOMIKI BETON at Heraclion Creta, a position held until 2001.

 

In 1999 he became General Director of HALYPS QUARRY in Attica and in 2001 Sales and Marketing Director of HALYPS CEMENT. He served as Sales and Marketing Director in Cement and Aggregates activity at HALYPS BUILDING MATERIALS S.A. until 2017 having served simultaneously the position of Sales Director for the concrete activity from 2013 to 2015. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Cement Industry Association from 2002 until 2017 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Mining and Quarry Association in Greece, as representative of HALYPS, from 2014 until 2017. Presently Mr. Katsifos is actively involved as Partner in the Consultancy firm ECHMES Ltd, which provides integrated solutions in the field of Environmental Management and Permitting, of Mining, Metallurgical, Land Planning, Tourist and Industrial projects within the framework of sustainable development.

 

 

STELIOS S. ANASTASIADES

 

Mr. Stelios S. Anastasiades is a Mechanical Engineer, aged 66. He was awarded a First Class Honours B.Sc. (Eng) degree from the Queen Mary College and a M.Sc. degree and D.I.C from the Imperial College, University of London.

 

Mr. Anastasiades is the Managing Director of KONE Elevators Cyprus Ltd, the leading company in Cyprus in the field of lifts and escalators, with 120 employees and an annual turnover of €15,7 million.

 

He is the President of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of the executive committee of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of the Cyprus Technical Chamber and President of the Board of Directors of the Financial Ombudsman of the Republic of Cyprus. In the past he served as Vice Chairman of Eurocypria Airlines, member of the Board of Social Insurance, member of the Board of the Loan Commissioners and member of the board of the Cyprus Organization for Standards and Quality Control.

 

 

HAKAN GÜRDAL

 

Mr. Hakan Gürdal studied mechanical engineering at the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul and holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Istanbul.

 

He joined Çanakkale Çimento (today part of Heidelberg Cement’s joint venture Akçansa in Turkey) in 1992, as investment engineer to build Istanbul port & terminal. Commissioning terminal, he became terminal manager, and then Vice General Manager in charge of cement & concrete business lines. He held various management positions at Akçansa, such as Strategy & Business Development Manager (1996–1997), Vice General Manager Cement Domestic Sales & Exports (1997–2000) and Vice General Manager Ready-mixed Concrete, Aggregates and Purchasing (2000–2008), before he became General Manager Akçansa (2008–2014). From 2014 to the end of January 2016 he was President of the Cement Strategic Business Unit of Sabanci Holding, in charge of Cimsa & Akcansa.

 

Mr. Hakan Gürdal has been appointed as member of the Managing Board (Vorstand) of Heidelberg Cement on 1 February 2016. Since 1 April 2016, he is in charge of the Africa & Eastern Mediterranean Basin Group area. Additionally, from 1 January 2017 until 30 April 2019, he was the Board Level in charge for Group Purchasing function within Heidelberg Cement. He is chairing Global Alternative Fuel Working Group.

 

As of 5 April 2019, he is additionally in charge at Board Level for HC Trading, and acting as Interim Ceo for HC Trading.