Takis Arapoglou

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Person.png Takis ArapoglouRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(central banker)
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Alma materAthens University, Glasgow University, Brunel University
Former Chairman and CEO of the National Bank of Greece.

Employment.png Chair[1]

In office
14 May 2019 - Present
EmployerBank of Cyprus

Efstratios-Georgios "Takis" Arapoglou is a former Chairman and CEO of the National Bank of Greece.[2]


Arapoglou has a degree in Mathematics from Athens University (1974), a BSc degree in Naval Engineering from Glasgow University (1977) and an MSc degree in Management from Brunel University, UK (1978).[3]


Between 1978 and 1991 Arapoglou was based in London where he worked for Paine Webber, Citicorp Investment Bank and Chase Investment Bank. He has specialized in debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and strategic advice and offered services mostly to financial organizations, multinational companies and North American, Scandinavian and western European governments.[3]

In 1991 he returned to Greece and became Chairman and Managing Director of the Ionian and Popular Bank Group. At the same time he was appointed Chairman of DIAS Interbank Systems overseeing the completion of the interbank systems delivered to Greek banks in 1993.

In 1994 Takis Arapoglou was appointed General Manager of American Express, Greece.

In 1997 he became General Manager of Citibank/Citigroup, Greece.

In 2000 he returned to Citigroup, in London, as Managing Director and Global Banks Industry Head. As of January 2004 he has been Senior Advisor to Citigroup's London-based Global Corporate and Investment Bank.

He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Greece Group 2004-2009, Chairman of the Hellenic Banks Association 2005-2009.

He was Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Banking at EFG Hermes Holding SAE Group, operating in the Middle East and Africa (2010-2013).

In 2019 Bank of Cyprus announced the appointment of Takis Arapoglou to the board of directors with a view of him taking over as chairman.[4]

He was on several boards of publicly listed companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as on Boards of Educational Foundations, including the Institute of Corporate Culture Affairs in Frankfurt, as Chairman.[2]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/200914 May 200917 May 2009Greece
The 57th Bilderberg