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Company

Organizational Structure

Board of Directors & Executives

People
Chairman

Vardis J. Vardinoyannis

He was born in 1933. Following his graduation from the Greek Naval Academy, he served for a number of years in the Greek Naval Forces and was discharged with the rank of Rear-Admiral (Hon). He is one of the founders of MOTOR OIL (HELLAS) S.A. and a member of the top management team since 1972. Apart from MOTOR OIL (HELLAS) S.A. he has exploited a wide array of entrepreneurial endeavors in Greece and abroad.

Vice Chairman and Managing Director

Yannis V. Vardinoyannis

He was born in 1962. He studied Economics in VASSAR COLLEGE. In 2005 he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board a post he keeps until today. Since January 2021 he is the Managing Director of the Company. Moreover, Mr Y.V. Vardinoyannis is the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee of the Company.

Deputy Managing Director

Ioannis Kosmadakis

He was born in 1952 and holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has been working with the Company since 1978. From 1998 until 2018 he was the General Manager of Trading & Supply, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1998 and one of the Deputy Managing Directors since 2005. Furthermore, Mr I. Kosmadakis is a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Company.

Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

Petros Tzannetakis

He was born in 1955 and holds a Bachelor´ s degree in Economics from the University of Surrey (U.K) and a Master´ s Degree in European Union Economics from the University of Sussex (U.K). He has been working with the Company since 1986, from 1991 until 1998 he was the Finance Manager, from 1998 until 2005 he was the Deputy General Finance Manager, member of the Board of Directors since 1998, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Managing Director since 2005. Furthermore, Mr P. Tzannetakis is a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Company.

Non-Executive BoD member

Demosthenes N. Vardinoyannis

He was born in 1968. He studied Business at Georgetown University. He is a member of the Company Board since June 2019. Besides that, Mr Demosthenes N. Vardinoyannis participates in the Boards of companies engaging in the energy and oil sector.

Non-executive BoD member

George Alexandrides

He was born in 1930 and studied Economics at the Athens Graduate School of Economics and Business Sciences (former ASOEE currently Athens University of Economics). He served as member of the executive management team of MOTOR OIL for a series of years and is a member of the Board of Directors since the foundation of the Company.

Non – executive BoD member

Niki Stoufi

Born in Athens in 1964. She is a Mechanical Engineer having graduated from Northeastern University (Boston, USA) and the Federal Polytechnic of Zurich (ETH) with specialization in Industrial Management. Since 1990 she has been holding various posts assuming duties relating to organization and business development issues. She has been working in MOTOR OIL (HELLAS) S.A. since 2010 and is a Non-Executive member of the Board since 2012. Moreover, she is a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and the Sustainability Committee of the Company.

Independent Non-Executive BoD Member

Panayotis Constantaras

He was born in 1950. He is a graduate of the Athens Graduate School of Economics and Business Sciences (former ASOEE currently Athens University of Economics) and holds a Postgraduate Degree (M Sc.) from the London School of Economics (UK). From 1978 until 2011 he worked with Citibank Greece where for a series of years, he held the position of Managing Director of the Piraeus Shipping Unit of the Bank. Since June 2018 he is an Independent Non-Executive BoD Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of MOTOR OIL (HELLAS) S.A. Mr Constantaras is also a Board member of two (2) credit institutions.

Independent Non-Executive BoD Member

Rania N-P Ekaterinari

She was born in 1971. She holds a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MBA from City University Business School, London, UK. She has 25-years of professional experience. For 4 years, she was CEO and executive member of the Board of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations SA. (2017-2021) and previously was Deputy CEO and executive member of Board and of the Management Committee of Public Power Corporation S.A. (2010-2015). During the period 2015-2017, she was Partner in the international consulting company Ernst & Young (EY) in the Financial Advisory Services sector while she was energy sector leader for Southeast Europe. During the decade 2001-2010 she worked as an executive in large international and Greek financial institutions (BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and Eurobank) in Corporate & in Investment Banking in Greece and abroad. She began her career in London in business development in the oil and energy sector for Texaco with focus on investments in the Caspian region. She has been member of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council (HCGC) and member of the Council of Competitiveness in Greece (COMPETEGR), while today, amongst others, she is member of the Advisory Board of the non-profit organization DiaNEOsis. Since June 2021 she is an Independent Non-Executive Board Member of MOTOR OIL and Chair of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of the Company, as well as member of the Sustainability Committee of the Company.

Independent Non-Executive BoD Member

Dimitrios- Antonios A. Anifantakis

He was born in 1963. He holds a bachelors and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ and holds an MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) from London Business School, UK. He has a 32-year professional experience, most of which with multinational Group of Companies outside Greece.

He was Managing Director of LITASCO SA (2018-2020) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of EIGER SHIPPING S.A. (2017-2020). Both companies are based in Geneva, Switzerland and belong to the Group of PJSC LUKOIL. Previously (2011-2018) he was Deputy Senior Vice President Supply & Sales of PJSC LUKOIL (Moscow, Russia) and he was responsible for the international commercial portfolio of the Company. During the period 2004-2011 he was the General Manager at BP IST (Moscow, Russia) with responsibility for the commercial activities of the BP PLC Group in Russia and the countries of former Soviet Union. In the period 1999-2004 he was the General Manager at CARGILL PETROLEUM S.A. (Moscow, Russia) responsible for the commercial activities of the company in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union. In decade 1990-1999 he worked with petroleum companies based in Ukraine and Bulgaria. He participates in companies of the wider energy sector as well as in real estate investment companies based in countries outside Greece. Since June 2021 he is an Independent Non-Executive member of the Company Board and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of the Company.

Refinery General Manager

Michael Stiakakis

He was born in 1955.  He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical-Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has been working with the Company since 1982. From 2000 until 2006 he was the Deputy Refinery General Manager and since 2006, he is the Refinery General Manager. Furthermore, Mr M. Stiakakis is a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Company.

General Manager of Human Resources

Theofanis Voutsaras

Born in 1963. He is a Boston College (USA) graduate and holder of a MSc in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management from London School of Economics (UK). He has a 30year experience at managerial posts in various sectors (banking, constructions, Professional Football Club). He has been working for MOTOR OIL since 2010.

General Manager Supply & Trading

Relina Kontoyiannis

Born in 1962 in South Africa. She studied Economics at the University of Athens and has been working in the company since 1983. She held the position of the Crude and Products Marketing Manager for 30 years (1988-2018). Since May 2018 she holds the position of the General Manager.

General Manager of Strategy

Georgios Triantafyllou

He was born in 1982. He holds a dual degree in Economics and History from Brandeis University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining the Company, he worked for 13 years at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division in London and New York, focusing on the Energy and Power sectors. In his last role at Goldman Sachs, he was Head of Southeastern Europe including Greece and Cyprus. He joined the Company in July 2021.

Information Technology General Manager – Chief Information Officer

Nikos Giannakakis

He was born in 1971. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Faculty of Physics), a Postgraduate Degree (MSc) in Industrial Systems Administration, and is an Alumni of the International Institute for Management Development – IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland). He has an international 15year experience in Information Technology Executive positions with recognizable Multinational Organizations. He was included in the list of the top 100 Chief Information Officers for the year 2019. He joined the Company in November 2019.

General Manager Finance of Commercial Subsidiries

Manos Christeas

He was born in 1965. He is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business (formerly Athens Graduate School of Economics and Business Sciences), holds an MBA from the Cass Business School (City University, London) and is a graduate of INSEAD. He has 30 years of working experience in Greece and abroad in well-known Greek and multinational companies. He has been working for the Company since December 2020.

General Counsel & Secretary of the Board

George I. Prousanidis

He was born in Athens in 1961. He is a graduate of Athens Law School and from Columbia Law School (LLM). He has been employed by the Company since 1990.

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