Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for Piraeus Bank

January 27, 2016 – Egon Zehnder has been retained by Piraeus Bank to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Stavros Lekkakos will be interim CEO while the bank looks for a full time replacement for Anthimos Thomopoulos who recently resigned.

Mr. Thomopoulos’s resignation followed a stand-off between the bank and Greece’s left wing government, with the lender seen as yielding to pressure from state authorities that have taken a confrontational stance towards foreign investors.

Headquartered in Athens, with employees in nine countries, including Greece and in southeast Europe, Piraeus Bank Group offers a full range of financial products and services to approximately six million customers.


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Egon Zehnder specializes in the recruitment and leadership solutions business and has more than 400 consultants operating from 41 countries. The firm’s CEO succession practice includes a team of consultants who bring a global best practices rigor to fulfilling top-level chief executive assignments.

The firm has recently placed CEOs for the Western BulldogsWarren ResourcesTGI Fridays and Nordea. It is currently leading CEO searches for AdidasWoolworths, and Standard Chartered Plc., among others.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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