The General Assembly of the ALBA founding and corporate members is the overall governing body of ALBA. The Board of Directors consists of prominent business and academic leaders, partly appointed as representatives of the major Greek business community organizations [Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (ΣΕΒ), the Hellenic Management Association (ΕΕΔΕ) and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ΕΒΕΑ)] and partly elected by the General Assembly of ALBA. The Dean has the overall responsibility to operate ALBA and implement the strategies and policies approved by the Board of Directors. The ALBA Academic Council, consisting of a select group of internationally distinguished business schools professors, reviews the annual progress and offers guidance on strategic issues.



Corporate Members form the backbone of ALBA by supporting the School and taking part in decision-making and long-term planning.

Corporate Members make a one-time financial pledge and are given priority in accessing educational and other benefits and activities that ALBA offers. Currently, ALBA has 90 Corporate Members:

  • Adel/Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising




As stipulated in ALBA's Charter and according to its established practices, Corporate Members are entitled to the following prerogatives:

  • participation with voting rights of a Company’s representative in the Meetings of the General Assembly of ALBA’s Members.
  • free enrolment of one appropriate candidate designated by the Corporate Member in one of ALBA’s Academic Programs.
  • Beyond this one free membership, fee reduction for any executive of a Corporate Member attending one of ALBA’s Academic Programs. In particular, 15% fee reduction for the first executive in the class and 10% for the second, third etc.
  • 20% discount in the participation fee for the Open Seminars which are being organized by the Executive Development Department.
  • 20% discount in the cost of fees for the ALBA Executive Briefings (i.e. package of educational services) which are being offered by the Applied Research and Innovation Department.



Corporate Members' obligations towards ALBA as stipulated in ALBA's Charter and in accordance to its established practices are limited to:

  • one-off donation of Euro 44.000 to ALBA and
  • the participation of a Company's representative in the Meetings of the General Assemply of ALBA's Members


The Board of Directors of ALBA consists of the following prominent individuals:


Stelios Argyros,  Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sotiris H. Seimanidis, Secretary General (Vice President of the Board, Tesco Group)

Sophia Kounenaki-Efraimoglou, Treasurer; Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry Representative (President & CEO, BIBLIOSYNERGATIKI S.A.)

Evangelos Argyropoulos-Papadopoulos,  Member (Vice-Chairman, PAPADOPOULOS, E. J., S.A.)

Konstantinos Axarloglou, Member (Dean, Alba)

Konstantinos Bitsios, Member

Nikos Koumettis, Member (President Central & SouthEast Europe , Coca Cola Hellas SA)

Philippa Michali, Member (CEO, ALLIANZ HELLAS S.A.)

Kyriacos Sabatakakis,  Member (Country Managing Director, Accenture Workplace Solutions)

Efthymios Vidalis,  Member (Group Advisor On Strategy & Sustainable Development, Executive Director and Member of Advisory Council, Titan Cement Company S.A.)

Ioannis Yiotis, Member, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises Representative (President & CEO, Yiotis S.A.)

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