Costas Bakouris

Costas Bakouris

He was elected to the Chair of Transparency International Greece in December of 2006.
He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Corinth Pipeworks S.A. and Chairman of the Greek-Russian Business Council.

Mr. Bakouris is also serving since 2000 as a board member and as consultant to a number of companies of the Viohalco Group, an internationally active and well-established Greek industrial enterprise.

Mr. Bakouris served as Chairman of the board of directors of Net Med NV, the holding company of subscription TV companies in Greece and Cyprus from 2004 to 2008.
He was appointed by the Greek Prime Minister as Managing Director of the Organizing Committee for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games from 1998-2000, and later on as Chairman to the board of the Hellenic Center for Investment (ELKE) from 2001-2002.

Mr. Bakouris carries with him many years of experience in the private sector having served in several executive positions in Union Carbide including that of Managing Director in Greece and Vice-President and General Manager of the Consumer Products Europe, in Switzerland. He also served a Chairman of Europe for Ralston Purina Co. and as a member of company's world - wide Business Council.

Amongst other activities he served as president of the European portable battery association, president of the Greek community in Geneva, member of the advisory board of business Europe, (an Economist publication), member of the WPO (World Presidents' Organisation). He was also a member of the advisory board for the MBA programme of de Paul University, Chicago. He also served as Vice-President of the Greek Management Association.

He holds an MBA degree from de Paul University in Chicago, Illinois.