Sofia Kounenaki - Efraimoglou

Member BoD ATHEX
(Independent, non-executive member)

Mrs. Sophia Kounenaki-Efraimoglou has played an important role in the management of companies in the sectors of Communication, Trade, Industry and Portfolio Management as president and CEO of various companies, among which the telecommunication company Vivodi Telecom and Fortius Finance S.A., which she founded. In addition, from 1993 to 2001 she taught at the Accounting, Business Administration and IT departments of the Technical Education Institute of Piraeus.

Mrs. Efraimoglou is Vice Chairman of the BoD of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, President and Managing Director of Ardittos S.A ? a company of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, and President of the Education and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees Institute of the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

She is an elected President of the National Chamber of the Network of Greek Women Entrepreneurs, as well as an elected member of the BoD of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), President of the ACCI Center for Womens' Enterpreneurship, and is responsible for Bulgaria, USA, New Zealand, FYROM and Australia in the International Relations section of ACCI. She is Treasurer of the Board of the ALBA Graduate Business School, and a member of the General Council of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV). In 2008, as part of the BoD of SEV she led the creation of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Code and promotion to enterprises, as well as the subsequent founding of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council, and is at present a member of its 15-person Council.

She is 2nd Vice Chairman of Technopoli-Acropolis S.A., Vice Chairman of the BoD of the Greek-Latin American Business Council, General Secretary of the BoD of the Greek-Asian Business Council, a member of the Non-Executive Directors' Club, and a member of the Business Advisory Council of the MBA International Program at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

With genuine interest in Hellenic culture and as Executive Vice President of the Foundation of the Hellenic World and Head of Cultural Center "HELLENIC COSMOS", Ms. Kounenaki-Efraimoglou plays an important role in the preservation and dissemination of our cultural heritage. She is also a Member of the Board at the Peloponnese Folklore Foundation Museum, and a member of the Advisory Committee of Maniatakeion Foundation.

She holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Philosophy, Psychology, Business Administration and Computer Programming and is fluent in English, French and Italian.

She has been honored by ACCI and the region of Attica for her successful business activity, as well as the Association of Smyrnaeans, the Hellenic Navy, the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, the municipality of Filothei-Psychiko, the Unesco group and the institution of Tourism Awards for her cultural contribution to the country.

Ms. Sophia Kounenaki-Efraimoglou is married to Mr. Dimitris L. Efraimoglou and is mother of three children.





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