Takis Arapoglou has had an earlier career in International Capital Markets and Corporate & Investment banking based in London and later in managing, restructuring and advising publicly listed Financial Institutions and Corporates, primarily in SE Europe and the Middle East.

Most recent executive assignments include: Managing Director and Global Head of the Banks and Securities Industry for Citigroup; Chairman and CEO of the National Bank of Greece; CEO of Commercial Banking at EFG-Hermes Holding SAE.

He has broad and extensive board experience and is currently holding the following non-executive board positions: Chairman of Bank of Cyprus Group, listed in the LSE, Chairman of Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) Ltd, listed in the NYSE and Board member of EFG-Hermes Holding SAE, listed in the Cairo Stock Exchange and the LSE. He has degrees in Mathematics, Engineering and Management from Greek and British Universities.