Harry Sachinis

Member BoD ATHEX (independent non-executive)


Mr. Sachinis is an experienced chief executive who has led global companies to significant revenue and profit growth and best-in-industry performance.


Before being involved in private equity independently and as a Partner at Global Finance, one of the leading private equity firms in Southeastern Europe, Mr. Sachinis was the Chairman and CEO of DEPA, the largest Greek gas company. He led DEPA to excellent performance in a recently liberalized market environment, negotiated and completed two $10 billion supply contracts and achieved multiple successful price revisions with international suppliers. He was also a contributor in the shaping of alternative gas supply routes to Europe.

Prior to a brief stint as an Operating Partner for Advent International, one of the world's leading global private equity firms, he was President of  the McGraw-Hill Companies' Business Information Group.  Under his leadership the Group became one of the top global business-to-business information and media companies and a leader in the aerospace and defence, construction and energy industries.

Earlier Mr. Sachinis was President of Platts. He built Platts into the world's largest energy information services and solutions provider and led Platts into new areas such as electronic trading. Every day $20 billion worth of global energy transactions were based on Platts prices. He also actively promoted transparency and integrity in the global energy markets.

Mr. Sachinis was also Group Vice President of Standard & Poor's, where he grew key strategic businesses and developed one of them into the largest global financial quote distributor on the Internet.

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council, an institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security; of ATHEXClear, the clearing house of the Hellenic Exchanges Group; and of ICAP, an international credit and business information company.

He holds an engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Harvard Business School.




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