Mr. Tassos Mantagaris

Tassos Mantagaris is a Sector Expert in the Strategy & Analysis Sector of the Small Business Segment General Division in Eurobank. The Segment serves enterprises with turnover up to €5 mio, aiming at a holistic approach towards entrepreneurship, by creating tailored solutions to address sector or segment-specific needs for development and everyday transactions.

Tassos has been working in Eurobank since 2008, having held positions of responsibility serving SME’s.  As of 2016 he holds the position of Sector Expert, analyzing business sectors and developing tailor made solutions to match their needs.

He was born in 1982 in Athens. He holds two BSc degrees, in Economic and Regional Development and in Sociology from Panteion University, as well as an MBA from the University of Piraeus.

He is the father of two children.

Ms. Effie Kokoreli

Effie believes in the power of new ideas. Undertakes strategic projects and manages to successfully accomplish them in a way that fits the nature and the recourses of the organization. Persistent yet patient, Effie manages to effectively coordinate professionals from different areas towards a common goal. Identifies new ways of business, embracing change as the necessary element of an organization to move forward and meet the demands of the market.

INTERAMERICAN S.A, 1983 to present

  • Head of Agricultural and Bank Assurance
  • Develops annual business plans and ensure that align and fully support company’s strategic goals.
  • Participates in Product, IT and Sales committee of the organization
  • Maintains bancassurance partnerships of the organization and evolve new ways of business
  • Actively involves in the design of the Marketing plan to support the partnerships
  • Leads the Agricultural project
  • Responsible for the creation of Agricultural products
  • Establishes new partnerships with companies from the Agricultural sector and bank sector
  • Designs and performs training for the insurance intermediates for Agricultural sector

Head of Bank Assurance, 2008-20018

  • Develops annual business plans in cooperation with the banks and ensure for their timely and successful delivery
  • Participates in Product, IT and Sales committee of the organization
  • Maintains bancassurance partnerships of the organization and evolve new ways of business
  • Actively involves in the design of the Marketing plan to support the partnerships
  • Establishes new partnerships with banks
  • Responsible for the analysis of all customer segments’ product needs, as well as for the design, development and promotion of Bancassurance products
  • Successfully introduces Interamerican’s ‘Anytime’ offering to the Bank’s branches and customers. Achieved a 500% annual increase in Car Insurance production and 200% in health insurance production

Bank Assurance Account Manager, 2007-2008

  • Monitoring annual business plans and ensures that aligns and fully supports company’s strategic goals
  • Designs and performs training for the bank employees
  • Support bancassurance partnership
  • Actively involves in the design of the Marketing plan to support the bancassurance partnership
  • Participates in projects for increasing bancassurance volumes and business
  • Monitors sales performance

Corporate customers’ executive, 2005-2007

  • Responsible for managing the underwriting process
  • Customer service and after sales support
  • Manages the insurance intermediate of corporate customers


  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers / CNAM – Bachelor, Banking & Insurance
  • Harvard Business Publishing – Stepping Up to Management
  • George College – Annual Public Relations Department

Ambassador Michael B. Christides

Ambassador Michael B. CHRISTIDES is the Secretary General of the Permanent International Secretariat (PERMIS) of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1949, Ambassador CHRISTIDES joined the Hellenic MFA in 1976 as first in his Class and served with distinction until his retirement in August 2014. Among other assignments he served as Ambassador of Greece to Bulgaria, to Turkey and to Argentina and held senior posts in the Hellenic MFA. After his retirement Ambassador CHRISTIDES was elected by the BSEC Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs as Secretary General of the BSEC PERMIS, assuming his duties on 1 July 2015.

Following the unanimous endorsement by all BSEC Member States, the same Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs reappointed on 15 December 2017 Ambassador CHRISTIDES for a second three year term-in-office, as of 1 July 2018.

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. Nikos Thymakis

Nikos Thymakis born in Athens in 1971 and hails from Naoussa and Chania. He is Agronomist and is engaged in the Floriculture and Gardening since 1998. He has done studies and construction for over 200 projects. Among other things, he deals with the management of herb farms in terms of organic farming.

He has participated representing Greece in International Floriculture and Horticulture events, as in IGM Tulln (Austria, 2007) and the Taipei Flora Expo (Taiwan, 2010-2011) where he got the 6th place among 31 entries, the better for European country. He was the Project Manager of the Greek participation in Floriade (Netherlands 2012) with the group set up for this purpose, SYNERGIA “Hellenic Garden Team”. For all his activity , the Hellenic Plant Material Exporters Association (HEPMEA) announced  him Honorary President. He participated for Greece in IHK Goyang (Korea 2016) with the Hellenic Garden “Anthestiria” along with the award-winning Landscape Architect Konstantina Stara and in 2017 , with Hellenic Garden “ Aegean Miracle-the Island of Skyros”

Within partnerships abroad, he worked in Qatar (2012) to palm -management projects  and Halki (Princess Island-Constantinoupolis) (2013-2016) for the construction of the “thematic garden” at the Halki Theological School, applying the study of  Neapolis University of Paphos.

He was the Director of the Kifissia Flower Show from 2005-2012, boosting the international profile and the dimension of environmental education. A plurality of editorial content in newspapers and magazines as well as television hits on gardening and gardening shows in the last decade.

He is the co-founder of GREEKPALMSOCIETY struggling for the dissemination and preservation of the Cretan Date Palm (Phoenix theophrasti) and member of EUNOPS (European Network of Palm Scientists).

From October 2015 and after a long career in the municipalities of Halandri and Kifissia and the body for the Park of Environmental Awareness “Antonis Tritsis” he works  to the Planning and Development Office Resources of the Municipality of Maroussi, with focus on the European Programmes and International Relations.

Since October 2016 he is the Landscape consultant of the Rejuvanation of Ionian Village Campus gardens (Ileia, Greece) .

As a Landscape Consultant is convinced that the “landscaping” is a “tool” of cultural, tourism -and not only- to promote our country. In particular, it enhances the dynamics of sustainable and self-sustaining “Hellenic Garden” worldwide with his activities. He is a member of several voluntary organizations concerned with the green and the environment.

Currently he is Senior Adviser to the Ministry of Rural Development and Food (Ministers Office) and President to the Institute of Agronomic Sciences.