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LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

KYRIAKOS SARANTIS

KYRIAKOS SARANTIS

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Executive Member

Kyriakos Sarantis was born in Athens and studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is also a graduate of Athens College. His vision and business thinking brought significant development in the company making it one of the leading consumer companies in Europe. He has repeatedly produced sustained revenue, operational performance and profitability within dynamic and changing markets, building shareholder value, driving vision, and achieving critical strategic goals. He is renowned for his healthy and practical management style centered on the employees’ fulfillment and advancement.

GRIGORIS SARANTIS

GRIGORIS SARANTIS

Vice Chairman
Non - Executive Member
 

Grigoris Sarantis had been the Chief Executive Officer of the joint venture between THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES and GR. SARANTIS S.A. since its establishment until the sale of the Company’s participation in the joint venture in June 2022. He was born in Athens and studied at Athens Law School. He is also a graduate of Athens College. His decisive executive leadership and vision has helped bring accelerated growth for both Sarantis Group and The Estee Lauder JV. He is a results-focused and effectual leader with a proven ability to deliver improvements to product quality, market positioning, customer relationships and financial performance. He adopts a motivational management style able to build and retain highly motivated teams.

IOANNIS BOURAS

IOANNIS BOURAS

Chief Executive Officer
Executive Member
 

Since June 2023, Giannis Bouras is appointed as a Deputy Chief Executive Officer and is in charge of the overall management of the Group and its strategy. A passionate visionary FMCG professional with experiences around different categories (food, personal care, and beauty), different countries and regions.  Focus on brands and people in the business and working hard, on a daily basis with everyone in the organization to deliver business objectives and create value for all stakeholders. Experienced with all channels, modern retailers, traditional trade stores and digital. Proven record on leading teams in a volatile environment with effective communication and engagement. Efficient and productive, leading by example with front line leadership style, always positive, energetic, solution and action oriented. His 20 years work experience in the FMCG sector is a privilege for the Group. He worked across many countries through companies such as MINERVA S.A. and PZ Cussons. He holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering, an MBA master’s degree, while he completed the INSEAD International Directors Program during 2019.

CHRISTOS VARSOS

CHRISTOS VARSOS

Group Chief Financial Officer Executive Member
 

Christos Varsos was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer in June 2023, coming from EY Greece where he was a Partner in Consulting Services, while in the past he has led the CFO Consulting Services for Greece and Southeast Europe. With almost three decades of accumulated professional experience, he was CFO for leading companies in Greece and Europe. Prior to joining EY, he was Regional Finance Director for Central Europe and Italy, CFO for Switzerland and Group Financial Planning and Analysis Director at Coca-Cola HBC. Previously, he was CFO in a shipping company of Greek interests, where he led its Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange. He started his career as an auditor in London and Athens. He holds a degree in Banking and Financial Management from the University of Piraeus, and he is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), in the United Kingdom.

EVANGELOS SIARLIS

EVANGELOS SIARLIS

Group Chief Human Resources Officer
Executive Member

Evangelos Siarlis joined Sarantis family as Group HR Director in November 2016. After successfully serving the Group for almost 6 years he has been appointed as Group Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors since April 2022.  During his professional journey in the company, he has led the HR development and digitalization, as well as the alignment of People agenda with strategic objectives. Characterized by strong leadership and management skills, Evangelos has extensive knowledge in building successful teams in diverse workplaces fueling organizational growth and high-performance culture. His more than eighteen-year experience in the FMCG sector and his thorough business acumen is a privilege for the Group since he is contributing significantly to our business results. Prior to this role, Evangelos was Head of Human Resources in Minerva S.A., a member of PZ Cussons Group. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and a Master Science Degree in Strategic Human Resources Management from ALBA.

KONSTANTINOS ROZAKEAS

KONSTANTINOS ROZAKEAS

Non - Executive Member

Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee Member of the Audit Committee

Konstantinos Rozakeas has been with the Group since 1995 and played a decisive role in the planning and execution of the Group’s expansion and development strategy. He has 12 years of previous experience as a Chartered Accountant (at SOL) and as a Business Consultant (at ARTHUR ANDERSEN). He has attended INSEAD Business School's senior management program (AMP) and Corporate Financial Strategy in Global Markets (CFSGM).

MICHALIS IMELLOS

MICHALIS IMELLOS

Independent Non - Executive Member
 

Chairman of the Audit Committee  Member of the ESG Committee

An experienced chartered accountant and director with a diverse background in the consumer goods and technology industries. Since April 2021, he has been serving as a non-executive director for Coca-Cola HBC Finance BV, the financing arm of Coca-Cola HBC, which is a FTSE-100 UK-listed multinational Beverages group (CCH: LN) based in Switzerland. In addition, he has been serving as advisor in private equity entities, as well as a coach & mentor for newly appointed finance directors. Between 2008 and 2021 he held several roles at Coca-Cola HBC, including serving as Chief Financial Officer for 9 years, as well as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his Coca-Cola HBC tenure, he worked with Xerox for 11 years in various finance roles, including M&A Director and Divisional Finance Director in the group’s European headquarters in the UK. He started his career in audit with Ernst & Young. He is a UK-qualified Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Athens.

MARIANNA POLITOPOULOU

MARIANNA POLITOPOULOU

Independent Non - Executive Member

Chairwoman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee  Member of the ESG Committee

Marianna Politopoulou holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. Ιn her long professional career in Greece and abroad, particularly since 1994, she has held several senior management and CEO positions, among others, with Honeywell Europe, EFG Eurobank, Inchcape Hellas Group, Credit Agricole Indosuez Luxembourg and the National Bank of Greece. She was the Chairwoman & CEO of NN Hellas and NN Agency  2016-2022. In January 2022, with the acquisition of Metife in Greece she was also appointed Chairwoman and CEO of Metlife and Chairwoman of Metlife Mutual Fund Co. Her extensive and diverse experience in senior management, contributed to her introducing best practices in internal and corporate governance, transforming the operating model and corporate culture. She designed and implemented the new strategy with significant turnaround, profitability and growth, focusing on people-centricity, customer service, teamwork, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, innovation and digitalization. Marianna Politopoulou is: Non executive director of the Bod of Attica Bank and member of the Board Risk Committee since June 2023, Vice Chair of the BoD of Junior Achievement Greece, Secretary General of the BoD of The Wharton Club of Greece, Vice chair member of the Hellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce & Industry 2016-2022 and honorary member since 2023 member of the Leadership Committee of the American - Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. She has also served as: elected member of the General Council, of the supreme advisory body of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) 2019-2022, BoD member of the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies and member of the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies 2016-2022 and Chairwoman of the Life and Pension Committee 2022.

ANGELIKI SAMARA

ANGELIKI SAMARA

Independent Non - Executive Member
 

Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee Member of the Audit Committee

Angeliki Samara is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at the Department of Accounting and Finance, School of Business Administration, University of Macedonia. She obtained her BSc in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, pursued her MSc degree in Applied Economics and Finance with academic direction in Applied Accounting and Auditing from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a PhD in Accounting from the University of Surrey, UK. She also holds a professional qualification in Audit from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece (SOEL).She has extensive experience in accounting field and in the oversight of financial reporting and audit. She is a member of the Quality Control Board (QCB) of the Hellenic Accounting and Auditing Oversight Board (HAASOB) and of the Quality Control Committee (QCC) of SOEL. She has been an expert in EU twinning program on audit and accounting standards and corporate governance and a member of the team in the General Accounting Office (Ministry of Finance) for the preparation of the new Chart of Accounts for the Greek General Government. She is also the Chairwoman of the Examinations Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece (SOEL) for the conduction of the professional exams, a member of Audit Committee and independent non-executive member of ThPA S.A., AlphaLife Insurance Company S.A. and Alpha Astika Akinita. She participates in national and international conferences of the accounting and audit field. Her research interests include Financial Reporting, International Financial Reporting Standards, Accounting, Auditing and Audit Committees. Her work has been presented in various academic conferences and has been published in peer reviewed academic journals.

ALEXANDRA GREN

ALEXANDRA GREN

Independent Non - Executive Member
 

Chairwoman of the ESG Committee

Mrs. Alexandra Gren, is a senior executive with 25 years of experience in the financial services technology and banking sector. Prior to her role as head of GFS Poland, Mrs. Gren served as Fiserv Poland’s managing director and board member for 17 years, leading digital transformations within the banking industry across the EMEA region. Earlier she held business consultant roles with ING Direct Italy launching the first direct bank in Italy, SCA part of Fidelity Information Systems in the US and Royal Bank of Canada.

Mrs. Gren serves as a non-executive director with mBank S.A. and served as a non-executive director with Erste Bank Hungary. She holds a MSc degree from London School of Economics and BA from University of British Columbia. She has completed a number of organizational leadership, ESG and negotiations programs at Harvard Business School, Center for Leadership and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

She is the winner of the Goldman Sachs & Fortune Global Women Leaders Award in the US in 2018. In 2019, Mrs. Gren was named Global Ambassador and mentor by Bank of America for the BoA’s Global Ambassadors Program advancing women’s economic empowerment. In 2016 and 2018, she was recognized by London-based Banking Technology Awards and FemTech Leaders in Top 10 women in technology. Invited to the Fortune Most Powerful Women-US Department of State Global Mentoring Partnership in 2015 pairing international women leaders with Fortune 500 women CEOs in the US. Awarded the “Business Personality of 2021” by the Federation of Polish Entrepreneurs. A committed supporter of mentoring and leadership empowerment programs with Vital Voices, US-based women leadership NGO and UK-founded 30% Club through her role as the co-Chair of 30% Club Poland.

Management Team

The Management Committee, is the highest advisory and supervisory body of the Company, ensuring the business is efficiently run and delivers sustainable growth.

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