Mr. Apostolos Tamvakakis is an independent non-executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Bank. He is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business (1979) and holds an MA in economics from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (1981).
From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Apostolos Tamvakakis worked at Mobil Oil Hellas. From 1986 to 1989, he worked at Hellenic Investment Bank as, successively, accounts officer, officer in charge of stock market issuance and underwriting, and officer in charge of M&A, finally becoming Manager of Corporate Finance. In 1990, he was appointed Manager of Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance and Trading at ABN AMRO Bank and from 1993 to 1996, he was ABN AMRO’s Deputy General Manager in Greece. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Deputy Governor of National Mortgage Bank and, form 1998 to 2004, as Vice Chairman of National Bank of Greece. In 2004, he became Executive Chairman and CEO of Lamda Development. From March through December 2009 he was Head of Strategy and Business Development at Geneva-based Latsis Group. From December 2009 through June 2012, he was the Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Greece. Since July 2012, he has been a member of the board of directors and committees of various companies.
Mr. Tamvakakis also served as Vice-President of HELEX (Hellenic Exchanges SA), Chairman of the steering committee of the Inter-Alpha Group of Banks, Chairman of Ethnocard (National Management & Organization Co), National Securities SA and ETEVA (National Investment Bank for Industrial Development), President of the Southeastern European Board of the Europay Mastercard group, and as a member of various other boards and committees.
He is currently a member of the Board of QUEST HOLDINGS, EUROSEAS LTD and GEK TERNA S.A.