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Hellenic Duty Free Shops SA, Board of Directors

  1. 1.- Georgios Koutsolioutsos, as Chairman
  2. 2.- Julian Diaz Gonzalez, as Vice-Chairman
  3. 3.- Georgios Velentzas, as Managing Director
  4. 4.- Jose Antonio Gea Puig, as Member
  5. 5.- Dimitrios Koutsolioutsos, as Member

George Koutsolioutsos

Education: Degree in Economics, University of Hartford, Paris and Master’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing, University of Hartford, Connecticut.

Professional background: Mr. Koutsolioutsos’ professional career started in New York, where he worked for two years in the field of jewellery retail. In 1992 he joined the family established company Folli Follie, having under his responsibility the international expansion, as well as the development of the investor relations of the company, following the company’s listing in the Athens Stock Exchange. Since January 2011 Mr Koutsolioutsos is Chief Executive Officer of the Folli Follie Group

Current Board Mandates: Dufry AG, Folli Follie Group

Julián Díaz González

Education: Degree in business administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas I.C.A.D.E de Madrid.

Professional Background: 1989 – 1993 General Manager at TNT Leisure SA. 1993 – 1997 Division Director at Aldeasa. 1997 – 2000 Various managerial and business positions at Aeroboutiques de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Deor, S.A. de C.V. 2000 – 2003 General Manager of Latinoamericana Duty-Free, S.A. de C.V. Since 2004 Chief Executive Officer at Dufry AG.

Current Board Mandates: Dufry AG, Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion, S.A. (DIA)

George Velentzas

Education: Business Administration at Athens University of Business, Law at Law Athens University and MBA.

Professional Background: Since 2013, the year of the acquisition of the company by Dufry AG holds the position of CEO. The period the company was managed by FF Group managing Mr. Velentzas covered the position of the Managing Director, Deputy Managing Director and General Manager. In the past, while the company was owned by the public sector and during the first years of privatization he held the positions of Deputy General Manager and CFO of the company. Since the establishment of Hellenic Distributions SA Mr. Velentzas is the CEO of the company. Mr. Velentzas has been named as Quality Leader for 2011, a major business accolade.

Current Board Mandates: Dufry AG, Hellenic Distributions SA

José Antonio Gea

 Education: Degree in economics and business sciences from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros.

Professional Background: Since 2004 Global Chief Operating Officer at Dufry AG, 1995 – 2003 Various managerial positions at Aldeasa. Left Aldeasa as its Director of Operations, 1989 – 1995 Various positions at TNT Express Espana, SA. Director of its Blue Cow Division (1993 – 1995). 

Current Board Mandates: Dufry AG

Dimitris Koutsolioutsos

Education: Degree in Economics from University of L. Bocconi, Milan.

Professional Background: Folli Follie company originated from Mr. Koutsolioutsos and his wife Ketty, operating today a sales network of more than 670 points in 30 countries, including international airports and airlines. Mr. Koutsolioutsos continues to be the driving force behind this successful company, continually pursuing new and innovative ideas and merchandise to develop the brand further and for it to achieve permanent acceptance of a prime position amongst all its competitors.

Current Board Mandates: FF Group

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