Board of Directors

Charalambos P. Kynigos: Chairman – non-executive member
Mr. Kynigos has been working at ELINOIL since 1958. He has served as chairman of the Hellenic Petroleum Marketing Companies Association (SEEPE) for a number of years and made considerable efforts for the restructuring of the sector.

Giannis Aligizakis: Chief Executive Officer, executive member
Mr. Aligizakis is a Political Sciences and Law graduate and holds a master’s degree in Marketing and Management. He has been working at ELINOIL since 1975. In October 2006 he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer while also keeping the post of Domestic Market Sales Manager. He is also actively involved in general petroleum sector issues as a long-standing member of the Hellenic Petroleum Marketing Companies Association (SEEPE). He has been a member of the Association’s Board of Directors since 2007 and was appointed a president in 2015 to present

Georgios Tsounias: Vice-chairman, executive member
Mr. Tsounias holds an Economics degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He had worked as Financial Advisor to various companies. He has been working at ELINOIL since 1972.

Angelique S. Karnessis: Non-executive member
Ms. Karnessis Angelique studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science, earning a First Class Honours in BSc Economics and a Distinction in MSc Finance. During her studies she was awarded with the LSE Economics Examiners’ Prize and the LSE Economics Department Prize for her performance in the BSc Economics program while she was awarded with the Antoine Faure-Grimaud Prize for the best overall performance in the MSc Finance program. She further undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University College in London. She is currently working in the shipping industry in European Product Carriers Ltd, Athens in commercial management.

Rodolfos Papaioannou: Independent, non-executive member
Mr. Papaioannou has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a master’s degree in Economics, Econometrics and Business Research from Southampton University. He has held various managerial posts at the Ministry of Environment, Planning and Public Works and the European Commission over a number of years.

Leonidas P. Drollas: Independent, non-executive member
Mr. Drollas has a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics. He is Deputy Executive Director & Chief Economist at the Centre for Global Energy Studies Research Centre.

Giannis Ch. Courouclis: Non-executive member
Mr. Courouclis is a mathematics graduate. He has considerable experience of the petroleum sector as he had been working at ELINOIL SA for 24 years (1982-2006) where he served as Operations Manager and Vice-Chairman of the Board while, for the last two years, he has also held the position of General Manager. At the same time, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Petroleum Marketing Companies Association. Today, he is the Managing Director and main shareholder of the affiliated company ELIN BIOFUELS S.A.