Apostolos Tamvakakis, the independent non-executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Bank, resigned on Friday.
Tamvakakis is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business (1979) and holds an MA in economics from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (1981).
From 1984 to 1986, Tamvakakis worked at Mobil Oil Hellas. From 1986 to 1989, he worked at Hellenic Investment Bank as, successively, accounts officer, officer in charge of stock market issuance and underwriting, and officer in charge of M&A, finally becoming Manager of Corporate Finance. In 1990, he was appointed Manager of Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance and Trading at ABN AMRO Bank and from 1993 to 1996, he was ABN AMRO’s Deputy General Manager in Greece. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Deputy Governor of National Mortgage Bank and, from 1998 to 2004, as Vice Chairman of National Bank of Greece. In 2004, he became Executive Chairman and CEO of Lamda Development.
From March through December 2009 he was Head of Strategy and Business Development at Geneva-based Latsis Group. From December 2009 through June 2012, he was the Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Greece. Since July 2012, he has been a member of the board of directors and committees of various companies.