Mr. Georgios Koutsolioutsos
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Georgios Koutsolioutsos has served as sole Chairman of our board of directors since May 20, 2008.
From our inception to May 19, 2008, Mr. Koutsolioutsos served as our president and co-chairman of the board of directors.
Mr. Koutsolioutsos has significant experience in the management and operations of public companies.
He began his career at Folli Follie S.A. (ATSE: FOLLI) in 1992.
is an international company with a multinational luxury goods brand and over three hundred points of sale (POS).
Mr. Koutsolioutsos, who is currently the vice-president and an executive member of the board of directors, has assisted with the growth of Folli Follie to a market capitalization of over $1.1 billion with revenues of over $500 million in 2006.
Additionally, in 1997, Folli Follie
was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange
following an initial public offering conducted under his
also has extensive knowledge of business operations in the Asian markets where, for more than a decade, Folli Follie
has had a presence.
Furthermore, since 2002, Folli Follie
was among the first companies in mainland China to obtain a full retail license.
In 1999, Mr. Koutsolioutsos became a member of the board of directors of Hellenic Duty Free Shops S.A. ("HDFS" (ATSE: HDF)) and subsequently, as of May 2006, became the chairman of the board of directors.
is the exclusive duty-free operator in Greece, one of the top fifteen duty-free operators worldwide and has a market capitalization of approximately $1 billion.
In 2003, Mr. Koutsolioutsos
was awarded Manager of the Year in Greece.
Mr. Georgios Koutsolioutsos received his B.Sc. in business and marketing from the University of Hartford, Connecticut.
is fluent in five languages.