Our People

Our driving force is our people. We are committed to investing in the development and upskilling of our human capital, with a strong emphasis on talent management and an open-door policy, in a modern work environment, with emphasis on mutual respect and growth.

Alexandros Thanos
Executive Director
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Alexandros Thanos is the Executive Director of SETE. Prior to this position, he was the Deputy Governor of the region of Central Macedonia 2022 – 2023, Head of Tourism Sector of the Region of Central Macedonia (2019-2021), Deputy Governor of Tourism and Culture of Central Macedonia (2016 – 2019) and the Regional Adviser of Central Macedonia for education, development, environment and European programs (2011 – 2016).  He is a graduate of the Department of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology. Mr. Thanos is also a graduate of the University of Macedonia in Business Administration and holds an MBA in Business Administration from Kingston University, specializing in Strategic Company Development.

Maria Gatsou
General Manager
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Maria is a Senior Executive with 20 years of working experience in highly demanding and diverse business environments. She has led a series of corporate communications and public affairs projects, targeting various stakeholders and has shown demonstrated ability in issue and crisis management and has accumulated experience in tourism, aviation, shipping, real estate and retail industries, etc.

Maria joined SETE in 2018 as Director of Communication and in September 2020 she became General Director of the Confederation. Prior to that she was at V+O Communications for more than a decade, where she handled large scale accounts and gained significant experience in key business fields. She holds a BSc in Business Administration from the American College of Greece and a Master’s Degree in Tourism Marketing from the University of Surrey.

Since 2020, he is a mentor of the egg – enter•grow•go program, actively supporting young entrepreneurship. In the same context, from May 2023, Maria was elected Board Member of the non-profit organization JA Greece – Junior Achievement Greece.

George Amvrazis
Advisor to the President
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In 2015 George took over the position of General Manager of SETE and since September 2020 he has the duties of Advisor to the President. From 2007 he was the General Manager of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation (HHF) while at the same time, from 2013 to 2018, he was Administrative Director of INSETE. Among other things, he participates in the BoDs of various Organizations (Manpower Employment Organization-OAED, Organisation of Mediation and Arbitration-OMED, Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety-ELINYAE) as a representative of the Tourism Committee and he is also member of the Executive Committee of the Economic and Social Council of Greece. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Athens Law School. George has gained noteworthy experience as a manager in multinational corporations in the areas of commerce and tourism.

Kalliopi Andriopoulou
Memberships Officer
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She began her collaboration with SETE in May 2016. Kalliopi Andriopoulou began her career in 1990 at Pouliadis Associates Corporation, an Information Technology Company, and continued in 1996 as a Media & Communications Representative for publishing company MOTOTECH SA,. Since 2009, she had worked as a Public Relations Director at the City of Athens Development & Destination Management Agency, which supports tourism through the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau-ACVB, the city’s official Destination Management Organization, and also Business and Social Entrepreneurship. She holds a Certificate in Public Relations and Communication from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations from the Athens Graduate School of Management – City College, London.

Elizabeth Vlachou
Accounting Department Supervisor
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Elisabeth Vlahou started working with SETE in March 1998 She started her career as assistant F & B Manager at the Cavo D’oro Hotel (1996) an she has also worked as secretary at the International Cargo Gear Bureau (1997). In the period 1994 -1996, she studied at the Business College of Athens (BCA), Department of Hotel and Tourism Enterprises. At the same time, she obtained a Hospitality Management Diploma from the American Hotel & Motel Association (AH&MA). She speaks very good English (Proficiency diploma, 1997), and has a good command of French.

Eleni Glava
Executive Secretary
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Eleni started working with SETE in April 2002. She began her career as at ASPECT HELLAS, a firm of Business Consultants and went on to work for INFORMATION RESOURCES HELLAS (IRI). She has also gained 7 years of experience in the field of customer service in the booking department of OLYMPIC AIRLINES SA. She studied at the SELECTIKA Institute for Business Studies, Administrative Assistants Training Department and at the Galatsi OAED Professional Training Institute, Administrative and Financial Business Executives Training Department. She has a good knowledge of English (First Certificate in English, Cambridge, 1990) and she has completed her studies in Italian language (Diploma di Lingua Italiana, Italian Educational Institute,1998).

Elektra Kaloudi
Marketing & PR
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Anastasia Makou
Corporate Communications Coordinator
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Anastasia Makou is the Corporate Communications Coordinator of SETE.

She has worked for almost 20 years in the fields of Translation, Education and Communications, in prominent Educational Institutions and Organisations, such as Metropolitan College, ICPS College for Humanistic Sciences and OPAP. Her most recent stop was at Generation Y, International e-Business Hub, as Marketing & Communications Manager.

She holds a degree in Translation / Interpretation from Manchester College of Arts and Technology, and a Master of Arts (ΜΑ) in Literary Translation from the University of East Anglia. Greek, Czech, English and German are her working languages.

Angeliki Papageorgiou
Events Manager
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With many years of experience in the field of Conference and Event Management, Angeliki started her collaboration with SETE in August 2014. She has worked as a Junior Consultant at Value Delivery Consulting Company and as a Project Executive at the C&C International Conference Department and as Events Manager at Agro-Know Technologies. In parallel with her career, she obtained the title of Certified Systemic Analyst in Project Management from the University of Piraeus. She holds a Bachelor in History & Archeology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and a MEd Educational Leadership, Policy & Development at the University of Bristol.

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