Anastasia Verra is the Chief Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Officer of OPAP Group, which she joined in 2015. She holds a BA from the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an LL.M. in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick, as well as a PhD in Law from the University of London, having been granted a doctoral scholarship. She has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2000, and is qualified to practise before the Supreme Court and the Council of State. Nancy boasts more than 20 years of professional experience in senior positions requiring increased level of responsibility, with companies listed in the ATHEX (OTE-COSMOTE-PIRAEUS BANK), having successfully handled top litigation, legal and regulatory cases. She has also served as a BoD member in ERGOSE S.A. and the National Regulatory Authority for Railways, as well as a Legal Counsel for the ‘Green Fund’ and the Minister of Communications of Bulgaria.
Mr Paschalidis holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School with specialization in Strategic Management and an M.Eng in Production Engineering and Management from Technical University of Crete. He was founding member and CEO (2000-2014) of Kestrel Information Systems S.A., a SEE Systems Integration house, while in parallel he has served as Neurosoft’s Vice President from 2002 till 2010. The successful relationship between the two companies resulted in a merger in 2014. In his career he had participated in various startups, all of them in the ICT field, having Business Development operations under his responsibility.
Born in 1969, Mr. Xarchakos holds a BA in Economics and Government from the University of Essex and an MSc in Economics from University College London (UCL). He is also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He began his professional career with PwC in 1997 as an auditor before moving to Toyota Hellas assuming the role of Group Internal Auditor. In 2005 he moved to Eurolease Fleet Services as the company’s Finance Manager and in 2006 he joined Delta Foods as the company’s Financial Control Manager. Since 2013 he holds the position of Operational Finance Director of OPAP.
Mr Chladek was born in 1970 in the Czech Republic. He holds a Ph.D in Solid State Physics from Charles University in Prague, an MSc. in Information Management from the University of Economics in Prague and an M.B.A. from Jones International University in Colorado, U.S.A. He started his career at Procter & Gamble where he held various international positions in Cincinnati, Ohio or Geneva, Switzerland. In 2013, he joined the KKCG investment group in Prague where he serves as a Chief Technology Officer. He is active in various board positions in several KKCG companies.
Born in Ceska Lipa in the Czech Republic. In 1984 Mr. Ziegler graduated from the University of Economics, Faculty of Trade, in Prague. In 1996 he graduated from the Southern Graduate School of Banking at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He began his professional career at the State Bank of Czechoslovakia where he served in different managerial positions: he worked as an Executive Director for Finance at Komercni banka, Prague, and then as a deputy CEO and Board member at Czech Savings Bank.
Thereafter, he was appointed Chairman of the Board and CEO in the Czech state-owned Consolidation Bank.
After that he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO in Raiffeisenbank Czech Republic. He also held the position of Executive Director for Finance and Board Member in the PPF Group. His last executive appointment was as the CEO and proxy holder in SAZKA A.S., the largest Czech lottery organisation, where he is currently serving as a Board member. Mr. Ziegler has been also a member of the Board of Directors and member of Supervisory Boards of many companies in the Czech Republic, Netherlands and Cyprus.
Mr Evangelos Kollias was born in Athens in 1970. He holds a BEng in Electronics & Communications Engineering of the University of Glamorgan U.K., a MSc in Communications Systems Engineering of the University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K. and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) – ALBA Business School. He started his career in 1998 as a Network Provision Engineer in VODAFONE S.A. Two years later he moved to the Sales Department as an Indirect Sales Supervisor. In May 2002 he became the Voice & Data Group Propositions Manager at the Marketing Department/Business Commercial and in March 2009 he was promoted to Sales Manager. He left VODAFONE S.A. in June 2015 to join IGT Global Services Corporation as a Commercial and Operations Manager. Since February 1, 2017 he holds the position of the General Manager at IGT Greece.
Mr Polizos was born in Greece in 1975. He holds a BA in Economics from the National University of Athens and he is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
He has over 20 years of practical experience in the professional services sector as an external consultant at various professional services firms. During his career, he has provided support to businesses in a wide range of industries, and he has gained an extensive experience by helping organizations plan and execute complex and challenging IFRS first time implementation projects as well as by supporting them to achieve consistency in their financial reporting policies and practices and maintain a streamline financial reporting processes.
Since January 2021, he is a Member of the Board of Directors of Mazars in Greece, where he is also leading Accounting Advisory & Outsourcing Services. He participates in the Global Innovation Committee and the IFRS Committee within Mazars Group and he has been a member of the Consultative Committee of Certified Public Accountants, which is held by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece.
Mr Polizos joined Neurosoft in 2021 as Independent Director and member of Neurosoft’s Board of Directors.