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Georgios A. Provopoulos






Place and date of birth: Pireaus, 20 April 1950

Family status: Married, three children 








Education :

1973
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Athens

1974
Master of Arts in Economics, Essex University, UK

1977
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics, Essex University, UK


Professional career :

March 1979 - September 2007
Associate Professor, University of Athens, Department of Economics

September 1989 - September 1990
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Centre for Planning and Economic Research (KEPE)

July 1989 - November 1989 & April 1990 - October 1990
Chairman of the Council of Economic Experts, Ministry of Economy and Finance, and member until December 1992

October 1990 - November 1993
Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece

December 1993 - August 1997
General Manager, Foundation of Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE)

January 1994 - March 2004
Economic Adviser, Alpha Bank
 
March 2004 - August 2006
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Emporiki Bank

October 2006 - May 2008
Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Piraeus Bank
 
October 2007 - May 2008
Chairman of the Board of Piraeus Bank's subsidiaries in Romania, Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Egypt

Since 20 June 2008
Governor, Bank of Greece  


Other posts :

  • Vice-Chairman of the Hellenic Banks' Association (11.12.2007 - 21.5.2008)
  • Member of the European Union's Monetary Committee (October 1990 - November 1993)
  • Alternate Governor for Greece in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (October 1990 - November 1993)
  • Participation in the Committee under Prof. A. Angelopoulos, which prepared the Report on the Stabilisation and Growth of the Greek Economy (April 1990), under a mandate by Ecumenical Government Prime Minister Prof. X. Zolotas
  • Chairman of the Committee for the study and implementation of mutual fund status in the Social Security Funds, established by joint decision of the Ministers of Economy and Finance, and Health, Welfare and Social
  • Chairman of the Committee established in November 1989 for the reform of the Greek tax system
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Piraeus AEEAP (October 2006 - May 2008)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Real Estate (December 2006 - May 2008)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marathon Banking Corporation (October 2007 - May 2008)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marathon National Bank of New York (October 2007 - May 2008)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alpha Investment Portfolio (November 2000 - July 2003)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alpha Mutual Fund Management Company (November 2000 - March 2004)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICAP (March 2000 - June 2005)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Postbank (January 1992 - November 1993)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of TITAN Cement Company (March 1996 - March 2004)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) (January 1998 - May 2006)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Centre for Investment (ELKE) (May 1999 - March 2004)
  • Member of the Co-ordination Committee of the Ministry of Finance for the reform of the taxation system, established in February 2001 by the Minister of Finance
  • Vice-Chairman of the Hellenic Banks' Association and Representative of the Hellenic Banks' Association at the European Banking Federation (5.5.2004 - 24.8.2006) 


Scholarships :

  • Greek State Scholarship's Foundation (IKY) during university studies for adacemic performance
  • Greek State Scholarship's Foundation (IKY) for doctoral dissertation  


Awards :

December 2003
Academy of Athens, Award of the Class of Ethical and Political Sciences (for the book entitled "The Dynamics of the Financial System", co-authored with P. Kapopoulos)