George Provopoulos

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George Provopoulos (Greek: Γεώργιος Προβόπουλος; born April 20, 1950 in Piraeus, Greece) was the Governor of the Bank of Greece from 2008 to 2014, and was a member of the European Central Bank's Governing Council. Prior to his appointment as Central Bank Head, he was a Professor at the University of Athens.[1] [2]


He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Economics at the University of Athens, and his MA and PhD in Economics at the University of Essex on a UK Government Scholarship.[3][4]


Previously, he was chairman and CEO at Emporiki Bank, Greece's fifth-largest lender, where he oversaw the bank's acquisition to Credit Agricole in 2006. He later served as CEO at Piraeus Bank.


  1. ^ "Profile: Greece's central bank governor George Provopoulos". Reuters. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Governor of the Bank of Greece". Bank of Greece. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bank of Greece - Georgios A. Provopoulos". Bank of Greece [1]. 2008-08-20. Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2008-08-03.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ - Reuters News Article