Nikos Karamouzis Speaks at the College

On Monday, December 17th, yet another important speech was held at the College Theater.  Mr. Nikos Karamouzis, Chairman of the Board of the Hellenic Bank Association and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eurobank Ergasias SA spoke to High School sophomores and juniors (10th and 11th graders) about the financial system and the role of banks.  A discussion then ensued during which he answered their questions.

The speech, titled “Approaches to the Economy and Society,” resulted from an initiative of the Athens College High School Student Community.

A short profile of Mr. Karamouzis:


Mr. N. Karamouzis has a BSc in Economics from the University of Piraeus, an MA in Economics from American University (Washington DC, USA) and a PhD in Economics, specializing in Monetary Policy and International Economics, from Pennsylvania State University (USA). He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Piraeus.


Today he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eurobank Ergasias SA and President of the BoD of the Hellenic Bank Association.


Within Eurobank Ergasias SA he is also Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee and Member of the Risk and Nomination Committees. At the same time, he is a Member of the bank’s Legal Council, as well as a Member of the BoD of Eurobank Cyprus.


Additionally, he is Vice Chairman of the BoD of Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Chairman of the Hellenic Advisory Board of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, Member of the Advisory Board of diaNEOsis, Vice Chairman of the Management Committee of the Organization for the Promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolutions (OPEMED), Member of the BoD of the Onassis Foundation, Member of the BoD of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) and Member of the Advisory Committee of the Charitable Organization “Mission” of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens.


In the past, he served as CEO of GENIKI Bank and Management Consultant and Member of the Strategic Planning Committee of Piraeus Bank Group.  He also served for 14 years as Deputy CEO Eurobank, in charge of Wholesale Banking, of the Eurobank Group, as Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Greece, Chairman  of ETEVA, Deputy Governor of ETVA, Director of the Financial Operations Department of the Bank of Greece and Advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (USA).