President of Vianex and co-owner of Panathinaikos BC Thanasis Giannakopoulos dies

The president of one of Greece’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, Thanasis Giannakopoulos has died. He was 88.

The last of three brothers, Giannakopoulos died on Tuesday in the intensive care unit after suffering a stroke.

The president of the Vianex pharmaceutical firm founded by his brother, Pavlos, in 1960, also co-owned the Panathinaikos Basketball Club from 1987 to 2012 with that brother before handing the popular Athens team’s reins over to Pavlos’s son, Dimitris.

Under the brothers’ leadership, Panathinaikos raised the cup in six Euroleague championships and took the title in 13 Greek Basketball League championships.