Mr. Christos Meglas

Christos Megklas was born in 1957 and studied Agriculture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is married and he has a son. Since November 2011 he has been elected President of the Serres Chamber.
On 1974, he has begun his own business, in 1988 he merged 3 companies and established the “Christos Megklas SA”, Fertilizer & Seed Industry, where he is President and Chief Executive Officer. He is also the owner of the Football Team F.C. SERRES
2015-2017: Member of the Board of TIF – HELEXPO S.A.
2016 until today he is Member of the Board of Fertilizer Producers & Merchant Association and Member of the Management Committee of the Agro-Food Partnership of Region of Central Macedonia.
2014 until today he participates in the Chambers European Parliament, in 2012 until today he’s elected Vice-President of the Board of the Macedonian Development Union (ANEM – KEPA, EFEPAE Member – E.F.D., EPAN), President of the Serres Chamber’s Development Company “EPANESER” and Member of the Committee for Strategic Planning of Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Mr. Yiannis Moisiadis

Born in 1942 in Thessaloniki, he has studied at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens.
Since graduating from university and after having served at the Greek Army, he has lived permanently in Serres being intensely active at a professional, entrepreneurial, cultural and social level.

He started his career as a civil engineering researcher in 1968, setting up his own research company in 1980 and a second one in 1990. During their operation, both companies carried out studies of infrastructure works of a total amount of over 26.000.000 Euros. In the sector of Public Works Constructions, he constructed various major public works.

His social activity was greatly influenced by his refugee origins. Therefore, he has been the only continuously elected member of the Holy Institution “Panagia Soumela”, since its foundation in 1974. What’s more, in 2000 he created and funded the Refugee Housing Rehabilitation Foundation, donating approximately 250 building permits and constructing and distributing 46 houses to refugee families. Last but not the last of his activities concerning his refugee sensitivity, in 2001 he was elected Vice-President of the Panhellenic Federation of Pontian Associations, while in 2007 and continuously until August 2016 he was the elected President of the World Council of Pontian Hellenism.
However, his charity work is not limited to refugee matters, as since 1968, when he started his professional activity, he has offered his contribution for free to every organization or social group that needed it. In this framework, he drew up the plans and supervised the construction of more than 20 churches in the Prefecture of Serres, as well as those of the Retirement Home and the Orphanage of Sidirokastro. Furthermore, since 1974 he has offered free technical support and has drawn up all the studies of the works carried out at “Panagia Soumela” Monastery on Mount Vermio, while in 1994 he gratuitously constructed the central wing of the new Retirement Home of Serres.

Considering his political career, in 2002 and until 2006 he was the elected Mayor of Serres, while since 2010 and after his re-election in 2014 he has been the Vice-Regional Governor of Serres.

Mr. Giannis Balakakis

Forward thinking and results oriented strategist specialized in tourism & hospitality industries, carrying 35 years of experience as Planning | Product | General Manager & Chief Executive Officer at Hellenic and International Corporations. He has served as Executive Director at Gnomon Performance SA, he is President of the Board at Geo Routes Cultural Institute, as well Founder and Chair of the Organizing Committees at the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum & the AgriBusiness Forum.

He has studies in Banking & Finance, he speaks English & French, and he is a regular speaker in various international forums related to Culture | Tourism | Development. He has served for 10 years as member to the Board of the Association of Chief Executive Officers Greece, and former VP of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives Greece.