Andreas Vgenopoulos

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Andreas Vgenopoulos
Ανδρέας Βγενόπουλος
Born (1953-12-10)10 December 1953
Athens, Greece
Died 5 November 2016(2016-11-05) (aged 62)
Athens, Greece
Alma mater National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Occupation Shipowner
Business Law
Years active 1990–2016
Board member of Marfin 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]

External links[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. 
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  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.