Egg - Enter Grow Go

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the Programme "egg - enter•grow•go" is made up of executives from the two key stakeholders of the Programme, Eurobank and Corallia. Its members have the overall responsibility for the supervision, monitoring and coordination of all issues relating to the planning, organization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme actions. The Steering Committee is the superior management and decision making body.

The Steering Committee of the "egg - enter•grow•go" programme consists of the following members:

1. Michael Vlastarakis, General Manager Group Marketing, Corporate Communications & Client Relations, Eurobank

2. Sotiris Sirmakezis, General Manager, Group Chief Digital & Technology  Eurobank

3. Martha Kesisoglou, Manager, Marketing & Wholesale Banking Relations, CSR, Public Relations, Eurobank

4. Vasilis Makios, General Director, Corallia  

5. Jorge-A. Sanchez-P., Director of Strategy and Finance, Corallia

6. Nicholas Vogiatzis, Chief Development & Operations Officer, Corallia

The Eurobank group is a dynamic banking group active in eight countries, with total assets of €68.2 billion and 15.935 employees. Established in 1990, the Group expanded through organic growth and acquisitions to become a leading force in recent years’ developments and the shaping of the banking sector.

With a total network of 900 branches in Greece and abroad, the Group offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to its retail and corporate customers.

In Greece, Eurobank is one of the four pillars of the banking system. With two distinct retail branch networks, the Eurobank Network and the New TT Branch Network, business specialized centers, a dedicated private banking network and awarded electronic service channels, the Group’s philosophy focuses on high quality services to its customers.

The Group also holds a strategic position in retail and business banking in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia, offers distinguished Wealth Management services in Cyprus, Luxembourg and London and is also present in Ukraine.

Corallia Clusters Initiative
The Corallia Clusters Initiative-or in short Corallia-is the first institution established in Greece for the organized and systematic management and development of clusters whose strategic objective is to create integrated and innovative ecosystems in which coordinated actors operate in specific sectors and regions of the country where competitive advantages and the characteristics of a knowledge-intensive, high-tech and export orientation exist. In its role as a catalyst Corallia, designs and implements targeted interventions designed to support achievement of strategic objectives such as:

- Internationalization of Greek firms

- Capitalization of business research

- Education and training

- Stimulating jobs, supporting entrepreneurship.

Today Corallia supports and coordinates the mi-Cluster (systems and nano applications / microelectronics), the si-Cluster (space technologies and applications) and the gi-Cluster (gaming technologies and creative content). Furthermore, Corallia manages the operation of two innovation centers in α2-innohub and π1-innohub, and has been implementing since 2006 an extensive program support of youth entrepreneurship (Young Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme - YEAP!).

Corallia is a Unit of the Athena Research Centre.