Three ACG alumnae shatter glass ceiling.
Congratulations to three ACG alumnae, who are making great strides in the corporate world, achieving recognition for their achievements and making the ACG family especially proud. Please send us your news so that we may share it with your fellow graduates at [email protected]
Hiro Athanassiou (PIERCE ‘77 / DEREE ’81) has the distinction of becoming the first woman president and CEO of ELAIS-Unilever Hellas as of December this year, taking over from Spyros Desyllas.
For the last three years, Athanassiou has held the post of Senior Vice President LA & CEE UFS at Unilever Global Food Solutions, responsible for central and southern Europe, as well as South America, based out of the Netherlands. She began her illustrious career at the multinational in1985, and holds an MA in Economics from the London School of Economics (1983) in addition to her ACG degrees.
Anastasia Bonou (DEREE ’87) takes over as CEO of Starbucks & GAP in Greece after holding a slew of positions at the Marinopoulos Group – which exclusively represents the two US companies in Greece – while she also maintains her position as head of new business ventures at Marinopoulos SA.
Bonou joined the Marinopoulos group in 2004.
Naya Kalogeraki (PIERCE ‘88 / DEREE ’93) was appointed Country General Manager Greece & Cyprus at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) on September 2013. She previously served as Director of Strategy, Office of the CEO, at Coca Cola HBC as well as Commercial Director, among a myriad of posts at the company. She began her career at Coca-Cola in 1997, and has an MBA from The University of Kent (1994).