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Kostas Axarloglou, 

Associate Professor of International Economic Relations & Development Democritus University of Thtace

Kriton Anavlavis,

CEO S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.


Harry Kyriazis,

Executive Vice - Chairman

Hellenic Federation of Enterprices

Dimitri Papalexopoulos,

Managing Director of Titan Cement

Jean Dominique Perret

Group SVP HR, Rexel

President of EChr



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Kyriakopoulos Odysseas,

Chairman of  S&B

Industrial Minerals S.A.


Dear members

Dear friends,

The word “Sustainability” is difficult to define since sustainability is a dynamic and evolving concept

As a result, this concept can take on many different meanings and represents different things to different people.

The definition also varies within different contexts and is sometimes confused with other concepts such as corporate social responsibility.

Conference Overview

For the Conference “ Sustainable Hr Practices : The Way Forward”  which is the result of the constructive cooperation of the  European Club of Human Resources ( ECHR), Greek People Management Association (GPMA )  and  its common  member S & B Industrial  Minerals S.A  sustainability is defined as the commitment by organizations to balance financial performance with contributions to the quality of life of their employees, the society at large and environmentally sensitive initiatives.

The two value-packed days will have sessions/panel discussions by   distinguished CEO -Business leaders, members of International and Greek HR community, reputed Economist and Hr practitioners members of ECHR and GPMA

They shall be addressing latest trends and insights in developing, improving, and solving the human capital issues and challenges .



Kriton Anavlavis studied Marine engineering at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (BSc, MSc) and received his MBA from INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration) in 1989.

He worked for Sulzer AG (1985-1986)as Research engineer at the R&D department and for Royal Cruise Line (RCL), a Ship-owning and Operating Company as Superintendent engineer (1987-1988).

He joined the Company in 1990 holding Management positions such as Sales Manager of the Perlite Division (1991-1993), Commercial Manager of the Bentonite Division (1994), General Manager of the Bentonite Division (1995-2007), Corporate Financial Manager of the S&B Group (2008-2011).

He has served as president of the European Bentonite Producers Association (EUBA), member of the Board of Industrial Minerals Association-Europe (IMA-Europe) and president of the Greek Alumni Association of INSEAD.


Mr. Kyriacopoulos has studied Mining Engineering at Montanuniversitaet Leoben in Austria and at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England.

He holds an M.B.A. from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France. He has been with the company since 1979 and served as Managing Director from 1990 to 2001.He is currently chairman of Motodynamiki S.A., of the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research, a member of the Board of Lavipharm S.A. and of Lamda Development S.A.

Mr. Kyriacopoulos has served as chairman of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises from 2000 to 2006, Vice President of BusinessEurope (ex UNICE) and of Hellenic Exchanges Holdings S.A., President of the Board of Directors of the Greek National Opera (2006-2009), and member of  the General Council of the Bank of Greece (2002-2011).Mr. Kyriacopoulos is currently the Chairman of S&B’s Board of Directors.


Harry Kyriazis is Executive Vice Chairman of SEV (since July 2011) and Board Member of “ADMIE” (Independent Power Transmission Operator) and “STEGI tis Viomichanias”. He is 58 years old and has obtained a diploma in Civil Engineering, an MBA (INSEAD) and a Ph. D (University of London). He started being active at SEV since 1982, participating in the “Image” group and organizing the 1983 Conference. He served as a SEV Board Member during the period 1986-1992 and from 2000 to date as a member of the Executive Committee. He had special involvment in the areas of taxation, industrial relations and public administration. The starting point of his career was with the DEXION HELLAS group (steel construction, wood particle board) where he was involved with production matters, industrial sales and personnel during the period 1983-1992.

On March 1992 he became Secretary General of the the Ministry of National Economy under Minister Stephanos Manos, until October 1993. That was the time the first Convergence Programme was introduced for Greece. He had additional responsibilities for certain privatizations, for developing state-owned tourist real estate and for modernization and audit of state-owned enterprises. He also had extensive involvment in reforms in social security and the taxation system, in rationilizing market regulations, in opening up the electricity sector etc. Heentered the consulting profession in 1994. Between 1994 and 1998 he was Head of Tax Division at Arthur Andersen, Athens and in 1999 became Head of the newly established Business Consulting Division. He served as Partner since 1986. In 2000 he became Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and retired in June 2011. He served as Managing Director and Chairman of the consulting arm of PwC in Athens, where he was in charge of the Advisory unit (2000-2008) and the Government practice (2008-2011).

He has offered services to numerous companies in Greece in the areas of strategy, financial advice, M&A’s, performance improvement, human resources, etc. With regard to stateowned entities, he has provided services in business planning, cost reduction, internal audit, HR policies, SGEI’s; he has also provided services to Ministries advising on regulatory frameworks, state aid, state accounts, real estate, privatization etc. Harry Kyriazis is a Board Member of ELTE (Accounting & Auditing Standards Oversight Board), of IKA (Social Security Fund), of IOBE (Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research), of “Invest in Greece” etc. He has also served as President of SESMA (Hellenic Association of Management Consulting Firms), Vice President of EEDE (Hellenic Management Association), and is founding member of ALBA

Dimitri Papalexopoulos, born in 1962, has been the Managing Director of Titan Cement Co. since 1996. Prior to joining TITAN, he was a consultant for McKinsey & Company in New York and  Munich.  He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the  Swiss  Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ-1985) and an MBA from Harvard  Business School (1987).

Mr. Papalexopoulos sits on the Board of the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV), the SEV Counsil for Sustainable Development (SEV BCSD), the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research, Eurobank EFG Ergasias, and the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT).

He is married and has three children. He speaks English, French and German.      

Jean-Dominique Perret

Management Board Member, Group Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Group Delegate for International Businesses Jean-Dominique Perret began his career with Asea Brown Boveri in 1973.

In 1975, he joined Schlumberger Oil Services, where he held operational positions in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America as Profit Centre Manager, Country or Regional Director and lastly, in January 1991, as Regional Director for Latin America.

In 1993, he became Sales Engineering Director for Eastern Europe at Air Liquide. In 1994, he was promoted to Human Resources Director of various entities of the Air Liquide group.

In 2001, Mr. Perret joined Rexel as Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources. Since February 2007, Mr. Perret has been a member of the Management Board of Rexel S.A.and Group Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources, Delegate for International Businesses.

Born in 1947, Mr. Perret holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Marseille and is a graduate of the Institut de l'Administration des Entreprises (IAE).





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KOSTAS AXARLOGLOU,  Associate Professor of  International Business and Strategy (ALBA Graduate Business School), Michael Gerrits Term Chair Assistant Professor of Economics (Babson College), Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University), Instructor (University of Michigan).

B.A. Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, M.A. University of Michigan, Ph.D. University of Michigan.

Dr. Axarloglou is doing research and consulting work in the areas of International Business (Foreign Direct Investments), Strategy (Options Theory), and Pricing.  His research has been published in leading management and economics journals such as Management Science, the Journal of Business, the Journal of the European Economic Association, World Economy and Managerial and Decision Economics.  He has received several research grants and also participated in numerous international conferences.  Recently, he completed a study for the Athens Academy of Science on “The Lack of FDI Flows in Greece”.  Dr. Axarloglou serves in various company Boards, and has done extensive training and consulting work in numerous multinational corporations such as Carrefour, Eurobank, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen-Cilag, Novo Nordisk, Philip Morris International, PepsiCo, Shell, Titan, Viohalco and Vodafone.

Dr. Axarloglou, a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship, has extensive teaching experience in all levels of business education and has also received several teaching awards.

He is a member of the American Economic Association.