Tuesday 22 January 2019

Hiro Athanasiou

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Independent, Non-Executive Director since 17 June 2016 (1st term)
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

Born in 1960 in Athens - Greece, Mrs Athanassiou has served as Executive Vice President and Chrairman of Unilever Greece and Cyprus from December 2013 till December 2017. Before this, she was member of Unilever Food Solutions Global Executive Board, as Senior Vice President responsible for Latin America, South &Eastern Europe, Turkey and Russia. During her 33 years in U/L, she has served in various roles in Marketing, Sales Development and General Management, in Greece and abroad.

She served as a non- executive member of the Board of Directors of the Piraeus Bank, as director of the Board of the Hellenic-Dutch Assosiation and member of various professional boards and trade associations (Hellenic Management Association, Hellenic Institute of Marketing, Women's Organisation of Managers and Enterpreneurs, Association of Chief Executive Officers).

She is currently member of the board of Directors of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), the Foundation for Economic and industrial Research (IOVE), the Alumni of The American College of Greece (ACG), and mentor at the Orange Grove of the Dutch Embassy.

She holds an MSc from the Department of Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA (Hons) in Marketing and Management from Deree College (ACG).

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