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Corporate Governance

Management and Organizational Structure


The management of the bank is being present in the shipping sector for almost 40 years and has amassed good experience. This experience has proven valuable in the management of Bank’s exposure in the highly volatile shipping sector, with positive returns.

Theodoros Afthonidis

Founder, CEO and vice-chairman of ABBank’s BoD. He has held senior positions in Citibank, Barclays and Greyound Corp. in Greece and abroad (1969-1989). In 1989 he established Euro Finance Services S.A. and remained its director until 2002, when he founded ABBank.

Konstantinos Hadtzipanayiotis
Deputy CEO

Co-founder of ABBank and Deputy CEO since the establishment of the Bank. He has held senior positions in First National Bank of Chicago, Greyhound Corp. and many shipping companies. He served as Director and Vice-Chairman of the BoD of Euro Finance Services S.A.

Dimitris Anagnostopoulos
Senior Vice President

Member of the ABBank BoD since 2010. Between 1989 and 2009, he was the Head of the Shipping Department of ABN AMRO Bank, Greece. He had previously held posts in Onassis Group, Continental Illinois Bank and Greyhound Corp.

Argyro Theodoropoulou
COO Senior Vice President

She has served for more than 41 years in the management and the department of banking services in large U.S. and European banks and financial institutions (Continental Illinois, ABN AMRO, Greyhound, Euro Finance).

Dimitris Daispyros
CRO Senior Vice President

Head of the Risk Management since the establishment of the Bank. He had previously worked in Greece and abroad for Euro Finance Services S.A. (1999-2002), ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (1997-1999) and Informa Group, UK (Business Information of MRC). 

Filippos Tsamanis
Head of Shipping Senior Vice President

He has worked for ABBank since its establishment. He had previously worked for Euro Finance Services S.A. (1995-2002). Head of Business Development since 2006 and Head of Shipping since 2008.

Georgios Kalatzis
CFO Vice President

He has been in ABBank since 2003. He had previously worked for the Investment Bank of Greece S.A.-I.B.G. (2001-2003) and Praxis International Securities & Investments S.A. (1998-2001).

Antonis Gounaris
Treasurer Vice President

He has recently joined ABBank and has more than 25 years of experience in the banking sector, as he has served in several Treasury posts of Citibank and the National Bank of Greece as well as Treasurer and Assistant General Director of Probank. 


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