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Board of Directors

ThPA S.A. has established the following Committees, based on Law 4706/2020 on Corporate Governance. 

Board of Directors Composition

Athanasios Liagkos is currently the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors & Managing Director of Thessaloniki Port Authority (ThPA) S.A., the Chairman of the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME) and the Chairman of “Exantas” Port Training Institute. He has served as Deputy Chairman, D. Chief Executive Officer and member of the BoD of Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) S.A.

He was member of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund as a coordinator of the National Strategic Plan for Ports and Marinas and he served as a BoD member in all Port Authorities in Greece.

Also, served as Chief Executive in banks, financial institutions and large enterprises in Greece and abroad, as well as member of the Board of Directors in company groups.


He has as extensive expertise in the fields of corporate strategic analysis and corporate governance.  He studied economics at the University of Athens and holds an MBA postgraduate degree.

He is member of the Economic Chamber of Greece, the Association of Chief Executive Officers (EASE) and the Management Committee of the Federation of Industries of Greece (SBE).

He has held Executive positions in the Port industry for the last 20 years.

He has held before CMA during 12 years various positions as COO and CEO in 3 French Port Authorities.

He currently holds the position of Central Terminal Director (CMAT and Terminal Link) at CMA CGM and over the last 7,5 years he has served as CMA CGM Group Terminal Director, Vice President and Deputy CEO CMA Terminals Holding and Vice President and Deputy CEO of Terminal Link.

He has been a member of Thessaloniki Bar Association since 2008, having previously been a partner in a law firm in Thessaloniki. He is the Director of the Legal Department in a Group of companies with diverse activities and a member in the Board of Directors of various companies.

He has extensive experience in the corporate governance of societes anonymes, especially in the field of transport and tourism and specializes in mergers & acquisitions of companies in Greece and abroad with a particular emphasis on stock market transactions.

Ms. Zonglyu LU joined Terminal Link in 2019 and now serves as the Project and Commercial Manager.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Logistics Engineering from Shanghai Maritime University and has over 15 years of experience with extensive expertise in container terminal operation, marketing, commercial negotiation, business development, project management, public relations, etc.


Mr. Panagiotis Stampoulidis is an Executive Director and Executive Member of the BoD of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) and a non-executive Member of the BoD at ThPA S.A.

Mr. Stampoulidis is a seasoned and skilled executive, with a significant tenure in managerial positions in companies and organizations of the private and the broader public sector. With a 15-year career in executive positions with high-level responsibilities, Mr. Stampoulidis will support ThPA S.A.’s BoD in a series of areas related to the company’s business activities, as well as its growth and investment planning.


Among other things, he has a broad experience and specialization in the fields of development plan design, restructuring, and execution of public contracts, and he has also managed a wide array of technical and financial projects, as well as projects related to the restructuring and streamlining of corporate procedures. Throughout his career, he has emphasized on promoting innovations and on enhancing the productivity and efficiency of organizational structures and processes.

From 2019 to 2021, he also served as Secretary General for Commerce and Consumer Protection, promoting important reforms for the functioning of the market, consumer protection, and the implementation of major public contracts.


Mr. Panagiotis Michalopoulos is an Architect Engineer, member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 1984. Graduate of the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. Holder of the Certificate for the 2018 C-Blue Training Program of CMPort and Shanghai Maritime University.

He has been working since 1984 as a freelancer, designer, and supervising engineer with more than thirty-five years of experience in design, study, supervision, and construction of buildings, in the functional design of spaces and organization of construction sites. His business activity includes the establishment and operation for thirteen years as a partner and manager of the publishing-advertising-construction company Eurodiastasi Ltd.

He has served in organizations in senior management positions.

In the period 2005-2011, as an architect in the Prefect’s Office and responsible for the design and operation of the Cultural Center “Polychoros Apollon” of the Prefecture of Piraeus. He served as Deputy Commander and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Special Anticancer Hospital “METAXA” in Piraeus from 17/10/2011 to 27/12/2013. From 2008 to 2010, as a representative of SADAS-PEA he participated as a Regular Member in the Town Planning and Architectural Control Committee of Piraeus Town Planning.

From 2005 to 2010 he participated in the supporting work for the Administrative and Educational Staff members at the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of the School of Rural & Surveying Engineering of National Technical University of Athens. From 23/03/2018 until today he participates as an independent member and Chairman of the Audit Committee in the Board of Directors of the Thessaloniki Port Authority (ThPA) S.A.

He has written and participated as a leader of editing, writing, designing, and publishing more than eighteen books on European Travelers and Greek culture, with an emphasis on architecture and the ports of Mediterranean, which have been deposited in Bibliotheca Alexandrina (International Library of Alexandria).

His work has received international recognition and he has been honored for his contribution by numerous agencies. From 1984 he is a member of Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and of Greek Architects Association (SADAS-PEA). He also participated as a member in associations, cultural institutions, and Chambers of Commerce.

Angeliki Samara is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at the Department of Accounting and Finance, School of Business Administration, University of Macedonia. She obtained her BSc in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, pursued her MSc degree in Applied Economics and Finance with academic direction in Applied Accounting and Auditing from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a PhD in Accounting from the University of Surrey, UK. She also holds a professional qualification in Audit from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece (SOEL).

She has extensive experience in accounting field and in the oversight of financial reporting and audit. She is a member of the Quality Control Board (QCB) of the Hellenic Accounting and Auditing Oversight Board (HAASOB) and of the Quality Control Committee (QCC) of SOEL.

She has been an expert in EU twinning program on audit and accounting standards and corporate governance and a member of the team in the General Accounting Office (Ministry of Finance) for the preparation of the new Chart of Accounts for the Greek General Government. She is also the President of the Examinations Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece (SOEL) for the conduction of the professional exams, a member of the Committee for Research Ethics of the University of Macedonia and member of several other committees in the university.

She participates in national and international conferences of the accounting and audit field. Her research interests include Financial Reporting, International Financial Reporting Standards, Accounting, Auditing and Audit Committees. Her work has been presented in various academic conferences and has been published in peer reviewed academic journals.

C-level executive working in logistics with 25 years of experience in supply chain management.

One of the first women in Greece to have studied and worked in the supply chain sector in positions of high responsibility.

With extensive experience and knowledge in project management and strategic business planning.

She is a graduate of the University of Athens and holds a Master’s Degree in International Transport and Trade.

She is married and mother of a daughter.

She has been member and has served as Vice President of EEL since 1998.

She is also member of ICC Women and volunteer in charitable associations.


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