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Board of Trustees

The first Board of Trustees of 11 February 1980 consisted of Spyro J. Costopulo, Chairman; Yannis S. Costopoulos, Vice-Chairman and Secretary; Demetrios P. Mantzounis, Treasurer; Anastasia S. Costopoulos and Photios P. Costopoulos, Trustees.

Following the death of Spyro J. Costopulo on 22 June 1984, Yannis S. Costopoulos became Chairman, Anastasia S. Costopoulos became Vice-Chairman and Secretary, and Professor Constantinos D. Kerameus was elected Trustee. In February 2011, Ph. Costopoulos and C. Kerameus resigned from the Board of Trustees and were replaced by Theodore N. Filaretos and Professor Thanos M. Veremis.

On August 31, 2019 the Board of Trustees was expanded, and after 40 consecutive years of active participation Yannis S. Costopoulos and Anastasia S. Costopoulos resigned and were appointed Honorary Chairman and Honorary Vice-Chairman, respectively.

The actual Board of Trustees

Demetrios P. Mantzounis

President of the Board of Trustees
He was born in Athens in 1947. He studied Political Sciences at the University of Aix-Marseille. He joined Credit Bank in 1973 and he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Alpha Credit Bank since 1995. In 2002 he was appointed General Manager of Alpha Bank and he has been the Managing Director – CEO from 2005 until the end of 2018. He has been member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since the establishment of the Foundation until 2019 when he was elected President of the Board of Trustees.

Daphne Y. Costopoulos

Vice-President of the Board of Trustees
Daphne Costopoulos was born in 1983. She graduated from Athens college in 2001 and went on to study at Parsons Shool of Design – Paris, where she got her Bachelors of Fine arts in 2005. She worked for a year at the Metropolitan museum of fine arts in New York 2006-2007. In 2011 had her first big exhibition at gallery Skoufa, Athens. Then she opened a small art shop in the center of Athens. Here first solo show was at the exhibition space of the hotel Diles & Rinies in Tinos island – 2016 followed by the show in Gallery Evripides (Athens) -2018. She has also participated in numerus group shows around Athens and the Greek Islands. In 2019 she was elected Vice – President of the Board of Trustees

Theodore N. Filaretos

He holds a BA in Philosophy from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in Philosophy from University College London. While teaching History at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki he became especially interested in the ideological and political assumptions of historiography and history teaching, which led him in 1996 to spend a year in London at the Institute of Education as an Associate in History in Education. He also served as editor and translator for a series on Historiography and the Teaching of History. Thodore Filaretos has taught Greek, History and Theory of Knowledge at Anatolia College since 1987 and has held various positions of responsibility since; Deputy Dean, Dean of the Junior High School, and later Director of the IB Diploma Program. He assumed the position of Vice President for Secondary Education in September 2011, where he is responsible for oversight of Anatolia’s two junior and senior high schools (Gymnasia and Lykeia) as well as the IB Diploma Program. He has been member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2011.

Thanos M. Veremis

He was born in 1943 and is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Athens. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since 2000. He is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR EUROPEAN & FOREIGN POLICY (ELIAMEP), having served as its President from 1995 to 2000. He has been member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2011.

Platon D. Mavromoustakos

He was born in Alexandria, Egypt (1959). Graduate of the Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1981), Postgraduate Diploma and Doctorate in Theatre Studies at the Institut d’ Études Théâtrales, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (1987). Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies, University of Athens, where he is teaching since 1991. He has been member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2021.

Nikos Ch. Stampolidis


He was born in Chania, Crete. He studied Archaeology in the Department of History and Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki under professors M. Andronikos and G. Despinis and received his Diploma with Magna Cum Laude ( excellent). Hereupon, he proceeded in post graduate studies at the University of Bonn(1975-1978) and completed his PhD in Thessaloniki (1979).

He is the author and editor of a large number of books (48), exhibition catalogues (110) and articles in Greek, English and German. He has participated via oral presentations in International and Local Conferences and Symposia, many of which he himself has organised. Furthermore, he has given numerous lectures in dozens of Universities, Museums, Organisations and Institutions in Greece and abroad, Europe, United States, Asia, Africa). He has been the teacher, guide and edifier of hundreds of students of both the University of Crete and numerous other Universities of Greece and other countries in archaeological sites and excavations around the Mediterranean and the Near East.

He has excavated prominent sites in Greece, like Vergina, Eleutherna and Rhodes among others. In January 2011 his construction project of the Archaeological Museum of Eleutherna was unanimously approved by the Greek Ministry of Culture and the inauguration of the Museum and the archaeological site, where the verses of Homer’s Iliad , Book 23, was proven correct, took place in June 19th 2016 by the President of the Hellenic Republic.

He is an emeritus Professor of Archaeology in the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete in which he has served for 36 years as the President of the Department of Archaeology and the Dean of the School of Philosophy. He has been the Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens for 25 years (receiving an award by the international body «Global Fine Arts Awards»). In addition, he is a full member of the Central Archaeological Council of Greece for 21 years and since September 2021 he is appointed as the General Director of the Acropolis Museum.

He has received 14 honours among which the Grand Cross of the Greek, Italian and Spanish Republic for his contribution in Arts, Letters and Civilisation. He has been member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2022.

Nikos V. Tsouchlos

Born in Athens, 1961, Nikos Tsouchlos studied law and music in Athens and in Paris. Early on, he focused his artistic activity on orchestral conducting, starting as assistant conductor of Manos Hadjidakis in the Orchestra of Colours, and, since then, he has been regularly collaborating with most Greek orchestras as well as many ensembles and artistic organizations in other European countries. In 1991 he joined Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall as Director of Artistic Programming, and he subsequently took over the position of Artistic Director of this institution, a position which he held until 2012. In 2013 he was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Athens Conservatoire and, in 2014, he was appointed Associate Professor in the Music Studies Department of the Ionian University. His field of research as a musicologist includes musical interpretation theory and historical performance practice. His book on 18th century performance practice in Germany has been awarded the 2011 prize of the Greek Union of Theatre and Music Critics. For his work in the field of culture, he has received the distinction of Chevalier de l’ Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French State. He has been member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2022.