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 Ltd. From August 2017 until December 2019 he undertook the additional role of the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
As from January 2021 he is the Chairman of the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB). He is a Member of the Board of Directors of OEB since July 2011 and Member of its Executive Committee since December 2013. From January 2019 until December 2020 he was the Vice-Chairman of OEB.
GEORGE ST. GALATARIOTIS
Mr. George St. Galatariotis was born in Limassol in 1947. He studied Business Administration at City Polytechnic
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, as well as a Member of the Board of Directors of Enerco – Energy Recovery Limited. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of several other 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, member of Boards of Directors of several private and public companies, Vice President of the Board of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and a Member of the Bicommunal Technical Committee on Economic and Commercial Matters.
Mr. Costas Galatariotis has served as Honorary Consul General of Japan in Cyprus from 2007 until 2012, President of the Board of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2014 until 2020 and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) from 2018 until 2021.
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 Limited since 2008.
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, the trading company of Heidelberg Cement Group. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Interbulk Trading SA, HC Trading GmbH, HC Trading Malta Ltd and HCT Green Ltd.
STELIOS S. ANASTASIADES
Mr. Stelios S. Anastasiades is a Mechanical Engineer, aged 69. 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 €17,1 million.
He is the ex-President of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an honorary 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.
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.
Mr. Mihail Polendakov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1964. He graduated from the University of World Economy with major in International Economic Relations in 1990 and was enrolled within the Senior Management Development Program of INSEAD in 2002. He took the SUMMIT course of Duke University.
Mr. Mihail Polendakov started his career at HeidelbergCement Group AG as a Commercial Director of Zlatna Panega Cement AD in 1997 and in 2001 became Country Manager for Zlatna Panega Cement AD, Member of the Board and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Granatoid AD, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of “Karieri za pyasatzi I tchakuli” AD and Executive Director of “Ceskomoravski Cement–Sofia Branch”. In 2004 Mr. Polendakov was appointed as Director Business Development and M&A of Central Europe East, Russia and CIS in HeidelbergCement Group AG, Germany. In 2009 Mr. Polendakov became CEO of Black Sea Property Fund Bulgaria EAD / (BKSA) listed on AIM.
In 2011 Mr. Mihail Polendakov took a role as General Director of HeidelbergCement Russia and had worked there for 11 years until May 2022. In May 2022 he became General Manager of HeidelbergCement for Bulgaria, Greece and Albania.
Ms. Anastasia Papadopoulou studied at the University of Edinburgh, where she graduated in 1997 with a Master's degree in History (M.A. (History)). In 1999, she graduated from the Law School of the University of Cambridge, and in 2000, she completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London.
In 2000, she began her practice at the law firm Slaughter and May in London and in 2001, she joined the law firm Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC as an Associate. In 2007, Ms. Papadopoulou became a Partner at the law firm Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC, a position she held until 2022.
Ms. Papadopoulou is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics since 2020 and a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Cyprus since 2021.
Since 2018, she is the President of the Council for the Implementation of the National Strategy for the Combatting of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography "Foni". Since 2020, she has been a member of the Commission established by the Cyprus Sports Authority to develop a strategy to combat sexual harassment and abuse in sports.
Mr. Ioannis Savvides was born on July 1st, 1967. He holds an MBA (Quality Management) from Leicester University and a “General Banking Diploma” from the American Bankers Association – AIB.
He is certified in Strategic Marketing from the Chartered Management Institute and holds a third-level certificate in Accounting, Economics, and Commercial Law. In addition, Mr. Savvides has been an approved Insurance Representative of the Insurance Institute of Cyprus since 2001.
From 1989 to 2008, Mr. Savvides was employed at the Hellenic Bank as an Accounting Manager, Budget Coordinator, Internal Auditor, Retail Banking Branch Manager, and Quality Program Coordinator “EFQM”. Since 2008 he has been working at Astrobank (former Piraeus Bank) as a Branch Manager, Regional Manager of Paphos – Limassol, and currently as a Regional Manager of Paphos.
Mr. George N. Chari was born in Athienou in 1962. He graduated from the Pancyprian Gymnasium of Nicosia in 1980. After the completion of his military service from the 33rd Special Forces Battalion in 1982, he obtained, in 1987, a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), which is accredited by the Board of Engineers in the USA.
From 1987 to 1992, he worked as an Electrical Engineer at MDM Consulting Engineers in New York, where he became an Associate in 1990. Upon his return to Cyprus in 1992, he joined GEMAC in Nicosia, where he held the position of the Head of the Electrical Department until 1997, and the position of the Partner from 1997 until 2002.
In 2002, he founded the Chari Consulting Engineers in Cyprus, a company which specialises in the field of Building Services Consulting. Additionally, Mr. Chari also established Dynamic Power Solutions, a Consulting Company based in London (2014 to 2018).
He served as a member of the Board of Directors of CYTA from 2004 to 2011 and is an active member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Illuminating Engineering Society and the National Fire Protection Association.
Mr. George N. Chari holds an ETEK licence in Electrical Engineering and is classified by the Electromechanical Services as an 'A' category Electrical Engineer (Unlimited Power for Designs / Installations Responsibility).