Andreas Vgenopoulos

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Andreas Vgenopoulos
Ανδρέας Βγενόπουλος
Born(1953-12-10)10 December 1953
Athens, Greece
Died5 November 2016(2016-11-05) (aged 62)
Athens, Greece
Alma materNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
OccupationShipowner
Businessperson
Business Law
Fencer
Years active1990–2016
Board member ofMarfin Investment Group
Superfast Ferries

Andreas Vgenopoulos (10 December 1953 − 5 Νovember 2016) was the chairman of Marfin Investment Group and was a major shareholder of Panathinaikos FC. Vgenopoulos resigned from Panathinaikos in June 2010 citing differences with Giannis Vardinogiannis.[1] His departure disappointed the fans of Panathinaikos.[2][3] Vgenopoulos owned 1% of Marfin Popular Bank and 1,5% of the Marfin Investment Group. He had also been a Greek champion of Panathinaikos' Fencing department.[4]

Education and business career[edit]

Vgenopoulos graduated from University of Athens with a degree in Law and from Long Island University (U.S.) with an MBA.[4]

Vgenopoulos was a shareholder of Panathinaikos FC until June 2010, owning 20% of the club's shares. He was also a member of the board of directors of the club alongside Giannis Vardinogiannis and Pavlos Giannakopoulos. Panathinaikos is now owned by "Panathinaiki Symmahia" (Panthenaic Alliance) with Giannis Alafouzos as president.[5]

Vgenopoulos was also the chairman of Olympic Air, the oldest Greek airline. Marfin Investment Group (MIG) bought the company from the Greek government on 1 October 2009. During the last three years, Mr. Vgenopoulos' MIG fund has seen the wealth deteriorate, it is reported that it has lost 95% of its value. Mr. Vgenopoulos is in the process of selling Olympic to Aegean.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Papachristou, Harry (8 August 2008). "New cash for a new century". Athens News. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
  3. ^ "PAO owners name president". Kathimerini: English edition. 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
  4. ^ a b https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/vg/andreas-vgenopoulos-1.html
  5. ^ "ΙΔΡΥΤΙΚΗ ΔΙΑΚΗΡΥΞΗ "ΠΑΝΑΘΗΝΑΙΚΗΣ ΣΥΜΜΑΧΙΑΣ 2012"". Panathianiki Symmahia. Panathianiki Symmahia. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  6. ^ Ball and Granitsas, Deborah and Alkman (12 July 2013). "Tycoon's Rise and Fall: A Modern Greek Drama". The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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