Athanasios Zarkalis

Athanasios Zarkalis

Independent Non-Executive Member


Mr. Athanasios Zarkalis (born 1969) was elected as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece in July 2022.

With more than thirty (30) years in diverse and highly competitive business environments, twenty (20) of which in the telecommunications sector, Mr. Zarkalis possesses extensive experience having served in positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in his most recent role as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A. (2009-2022). Mr. Zarkalis started his career in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)sector (Procter & Gamble, Tasty Goods, Ford James Corporation), where he remained until 1999, when he moved to the telecommunications industry. In his 20-year career in telecommunications, he has assumed positions of increasing responsibility, initially in the commercial sector of Vodafone Greece, and subsequently (2007) at Hellas Online (HOL) as Chief Executive Officer.


Mr. Zarkalis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (Greece), as well as a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware (USA) and an MBA from Henley Business School (UK). 


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