Hiro Athanassiou is the Chairman and Managing Director of Unilever in Greece and Cyprus, since December 1st, 2013. She is the first woman to lead the company, since its establishment. She graduated from PIERCE in 1977 and then went on to earn her BA (Hons) in Marketing & Management from DEREE, The American College of Greece. She holds an M.Sc. in International Relations and Personnel Management from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. She joined Unilever and served in various positions in the Marketing, Sales and Exports sectors, both in Greece and abroad.
Participating in various external bodies, Mrs Athanassiou is a Member of the Board of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), member of the Board of the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE), member of the board of Association of Greek Commercial Food Companies (SEET), member of the Board of the Hellenic-Dutch Association (HEDA), member of the Board of the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE), member of the Board of TITAN S.A., as well as an active member of the Hellenic Institute of Marketing (EIM), the Women’s Organisation of Managers and Entrepreneurs (TOGME), the Leadership Sector (THGE), and the Association of Chief Executive Officers (EASE).
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