John Costopoulos

Vice Chairman, independent non-executive member


John Costopoulos is a member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee of Austriacard Holdings, an Austrian high-tech group with an international presence in the fields of digital security and information management, serving large private and public organizations. The company is listed on the Vienna and Athens Stock Exchanges.

He is also active as a business consultant in the areas of strategic development and organizational development and in the field of executive coaching for senior executives.

From 2007 to 2015 he was CEO of Hellenic Petroleum Group S.A. and from 2003 to 2007 he was Executive Member of the Group's Board of Directors with responsibilities in Strategic Development, Business Planning and International Activities. From 2001 to 2003 he was Managing Director of Petrola S.A., which later merged with Hellenic Petroleum S.A. From 1992 to 2000 he held senior management positions based in Greece, namely: Chief Executive Officer of Diageo-Metaxa (1992-1997), Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Hellas (1998) and Regional Director of Johnson & Johnson for all Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans (1998-2001).

From 1987 to 1992 he was a senior executive at the London-based international management consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton and was responsible for the execution of numerous strategic development, organizational development and performance optimization projects for clients in the US, Europe and the Middle East, primarily in the banking, financial services and consumer products industries. From 1983 to 1986 he worked for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, Athens and London in the large corporate sector. He started his career at Procter & Gamble in Geneva, where he worked from 1980 to 1982.

He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the organizations: SEV (2008-2015), Elpedison SpA, (2007-2015), DESFA S.A. (2005-2008), Fourlis Group S.A. (2007-2022), IOBE/Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (2008-2011), Frigoglass S.A. (2014-2023).

He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA (1980) and a B.Sc. Economics from the University of Southampton UK (1978).

Nationality: Greek, British