BoD & Management Team

Value-based leadership in a fast-paced world  

Inspired leadership is not necessarily about constantly breaking the mold. The way we see it it’s more about thinking outside the box, seeing the bigger picture, pursuing innovative approaches to new realities and building relationships for the future on the firm basis of our values. This kind of leadership makes us want to do our best, move forward and remain on the leading edge of performance. What’s more, it helps us adopt a wider perspective of our changing world and motivates us to reach out and make a difference.

Board of Directors

Sokratis P. Kokkalis

Chairman, Executive Member

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Visionary founder and majority shareholder of the INTRACOM Group, he launched the first advanced technology hub in Greece in 1977. A leading member of the Greek business community, he is an active sponsor of leading educational, cultural and athletic initiatives in SE Europe. With degrees in Physics and Electronics, he became a John Harvard Fellow in 1997 after establishing the Kokkalis Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In 1998 he founded the non-profit Kokkalis Foundation, a public benefit institution focusing on educational and regional development. A fluent speaker of English, German and Russian, he also speaks Romanian, Italian, Bulgarian and conversational Serbian and French. For many years he was the president and major shareholder of Olympiacos FC, Greece’s leading football club.

 

Constantinos G. Antonopoulos

Vice-Chairman, Non-Executive Member

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Founding member and shareholder of INTRALOT, which he led as CEO for more than twenty years (1992-2013). He received numerous distinctions, including Manager of the Year 2013 and was inducted in the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame in 2007. With degrees in Electrical Engineering and Systems Reliability, he has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors. He currently participates in a number of bilateral chambers and associations and is a member of the General Council of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association.

Antonios I. Kerastaris

CEO & Executive Member

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INTRALOT’s Chief Executive Officer since 2014, he assumed this role after serving as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer. He works closely with the board, the management team and the company’s partners around the world on developing forward-looking business strategies and key investments, as well as advanced operational models and best-practices. A Business Management graduate, his long work experience has included numerous senior financial executive positions with FMCG leaders as Procter & Gamble, Hilton, Mercedes and the OTE Group, and he also served as Chief Executive of hellas online, a member of the INTRACOM Group of companies.

Konstantinos S. Kokkalis

Non-Executive Member

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The Vice Chairman of INTRACOM Holdings, where he previously served as Chief Executive Officer, Deputy Executive Officer and Business Development Executive. Prior to that he served as Corporate Strategy Director, Deputy Executive Officer and CEO of hellas online. In addition to INTRALOT, he holds a seat on the BoD of all INTRACOM Holdings subsidiaries. In 2014, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV). He holds a BSc degree in International Relations and Economics from Boston University and an Executive Graduate Diploma in Finance from Columbia University.

Dimitrios Ch. Klonis

Non-Executive Member

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The CEO of INTRACOM Holdings and a member of the Board of Directors of the INTRACOM Group since 1995, he has also served as General Manager, Finance & Administration, Executive General Manager of the Corporate Center, Executive Director, Group Financial Manager and Vice-Chairman & Deputy CEO. In 2014 he was appointed Chairman of the BoD of INTRACOM Holdings and of most Group subsidiary boards as well. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London and has received a number of educational awards and scholarships from the Greek Government, the Bank of Greece, and the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation. He has served as Senior Economist in the Research Department of the Bank of Greece, professor at Deree College and as a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the Mayor of Athens.

Petros C. Souretis

Non-Executive Member

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The CEO of INTRAKAT since 2003, he was appointed CEO of INTRAMET and held the position until the merger of INTRAMET with INTRAKAT in 2005. He has been a non-executive member of the BoD of INTRALOT since 2008 and in 2012 he was appointed CEO of Kekrops SA. He also holds executive positions in INTRAKAT Group subsidiary companies. He holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Thessaloniki, an MSc from the CITY University of London and an International MBA degree from the Athens University of Economics. From 1997 to 2003 he held executive positions at the Elliniki Technodomiki Group - ΤΕV.

Sotirios N. Filos

Independent Non-Executive Member

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An economist specializing in accounting and internal control, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of INTRACOM HOLDINGS as an independent non-executive member in 2009.

Anastasios M. Tsoufis

Independent Non-Executive Member

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Mr. An. Tsoufis studied Law at the University of Athens and he is a member of the Athens Bar Association.

Yiannis P. Tsoukaridis

Independent Non-Executive Member

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Mr. Yannis Tsoukaridis was born in 1947 in Athens. He is a graduate from the Athens University of Economics, Department of Economics and Commercial Sciences (AUEB ). He is the major shareholder of the listed in the ASE company PAPERPACK S.A. He began his career in 1973 immediately after graduation. In 1979 he was appointed General Manager and Financial Manager of the Company. From 1996 until today he holds the position of President & CEO of the Company and the Group PAPERPACK. Moreover, since 1982 he participates as equal partner and manager of the companies BENETTON and SISLEY, in the sector of trade clothing.

Top management

Antonios I. Kerastaris

Group Chief Executive Officer

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INTRALOT’s Chief Executive Officer since 2014, he assumed this role after serving as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer. He works closely with the board, the management team and the company’s partners around the world on developing forward-looking business strategies and key investments, as well as advanced operational models and best-practices. A Business Management graduate, his long work experience has included numerous senior financial executive positions with such market leaders as Procter & Gamble, Hilton, Mercedes and the OTE Group, and he also served as Chief Executive of hellas online, a member of the INTRACOM Group of companies.

Socrates S. Kokkalis

Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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Prior to his current position he served in the company’s Commercial Division and in 2010 he joined INTRALOT Interactive as Business Development Manager. He also served in the Commercial Department of Olympiacos FC and in 2009 he was elected to the Board of Directors of INTRAKAT as a non-executive Member. An Athens College graduate, he holds a BA degree in International Relations from Boston University.

Nikos Nikolakopoulos

Group Chief Commercial Officer

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Prior to his current position he was INTRALOT Group President Latin America, Western Europe & Africa and Managing Director of INTRALOT Latin America. Before joining INTRALOT in 2007 as Group Strategy Director, he held senior positions in multinational IT companies, including the INTRACOM Group, Microsoft, Singular Logic, and Bull. He studied Information Technology at the Athens University of Economics & Business and received an MBA degree from La Verne University.

George Koliastasis

Group Chief Financial Officer

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Prior to INTRALOT, he served as Chief Financial Officer of INTRACOM Holdings (2014-2016) and as CFO and member of the Board of Directors of Vodafone Greece from 2008 to 2013.

His more than 15 years of experience as Finance Director includes leading consumer goods multinationals (Bacardi Hellas, Misko) and financial institutions (Xiosbank, PiraeusBank). He holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance from the Warwick Business School.

Argirios Diamantis

Group Chief Technology Officer

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Prior to his current position he held senior management positions in major telecom companies, including Vodafone, hellas on line and INTRACOM Telecom. A member of the Federation of Telecommunications Engineers of the European Community FITCE, the Hellenic CIO Forum, and the Technical Chamber of Greece, he holds an Executive MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business, an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering and a BSc in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.

Michael Kogeler

Group Chief Operating Officer

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Mr. Kogeler comes to INTRALOT from Microsoft, where he last held the position of the General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe, with full accountability of 15 countries. In his 14 years with Microsoft, Mr. Kogeler also held positions like COO and CMO of Middle East and Africa, General Manager for Consumer and On Line in Belgium and Netherlands, as well as Business Strategy roles. His 26 years of overall professional experience, also include Companies like Mc Kinsey & Company and IBM consulting.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management, of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

 

Alina Papageorgiou

Group Human Resources Director

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Prior to joining INTRALOT she was Group HR Director of Vivartia, Greece’s leading food company, HR Director of the AstraZeneca Hellas pharmaceutical, and HR Director of Diageo Hellas and Turkey. She has also held senior HR positions in Nestle Hellas and Eurobank, and has a long teaching experience at Deree - the American College of Greece.

She holds a BSc degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Deree and an MBA from the City University Business School in London.