, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Meletis Fikioris has been Chairman of Corinth Pipeworks Board of Directors since July 2017. He has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1973 and has served as a legal advisor for a number of companies, participating on their Board of Directors.
Mr. Ioannis Panagiotopoulos has been Vice-Chairman of CORINTH PIPEWORKS S.A. Board of Directors since July 2017. He has graduated from the Athens University of Economic and Business and holds an MBA from the Training Institute of Business Administration Department, AUEB. He has been working in VIOHALCO since 1968 in the Finance Division of the Group's companies. Since 2005 he has been Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of "ERLIKON WIRE PROCESSING SA", member of the Board of Directors of "SOVEL HELLENIC STEEL PROCESSING COMPANY SA" as well as a member of other Viohalco companies.
Adamantios Vassilakis is a graduate of Political and Diplomatic Studies at Brussels Free University, as well as of the Chios Commercial School. In his long career in the diplomatic corps, he has served in many countries (indicatively, among others, Yugoslavia, the former USSR and the US) and has held high ranking positions in the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2002, he was named Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations, while in the same year, he was appointed chief negotiator representing Greece in discussions over FYROM's disputed name. In 2005, he was promoted to Ambassador and represented Greece during the Country's term on the UN Security Council in New York (2005 - 2006). Within the framework of the Security Council, he participated in missions to Central Africa (Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania), Sudan and Afghanistan. He was also Chairman of the UN Security Council Sanction Committee on the Ivory Coast and Sudan, as well as of the Security Council's Informal Working Group on improving sanction effectiveness. In 2007, he was appointed National Representative of Greece in the negotiations held under the auspices of the UN to find a permanent name for FYROM. He has been decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix.
Ioannis Stavropoulos is a graduate of the University of Piraeus and has been working at Viohalco since 1972. He has held the position of Financial Director at Vitruvit S.A. (1978) and the position of General Manager at Hellenic Cables of Mesologhi S.A. (1989), Kem S.A. (1998) and at Sidenor S.A. (1999). He is an executive member of Hellenic Cables S.A. and a member of the Board of Directors of other Viohalco companies.
Nikolaos Galetas is an independent member of Corinth Pipeworks Board of Directors. He is a Theology graduate of the University of Athens and has studied at the Vienna University of Technology (Technische Hochshule Wien). He has earned an Electrical Engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens. During his lengthy career, Mr Galetas has served on the boards of the Hellenic Development Bank (ETVA), the Planning and Development Company (EPA) and the National Investment Bank for Industrial Development (ETEVA), where he also served as General Manager. Mr Galetas has also served as a management consultant for ETEVA and EFG EUROBANK PROPERTIES S.A. He has been a board member of a number of companies, including EFG EUROBANK PROPERTIES REIC and ERT-Greek Radio and Television (Vice-Chairman) and several ETEVA Group subsidiaries where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors during his many years with the Group. In addition, during the period 1990-92, he was advisor to the Ministers of the Interior, Agriculture and Coordination.
Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. He is Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn) and Senior Research Fellow of the Hellenic Observatory (LSE, London). His research focuses on questions of inequality, poverty, social exclusion, returns to education and social policy (especially, the redistributive role of the state).