Management

TEKA is managed by a seven-member Board of Directors. It comprises high profile, qualified, expert individuals. The Board members are selected through an open, transparent and merit-based process described in detail in article 12 of law 4826/2021.

The BoD sets the guidelines for the Fund’s investment policy and determines the key characteristics of the investment schemes.

Until the first BoD is set up, for a period that shall not exceed twelve (12) months from the enactment of the law, the Fund shall be managed by a seven-member Temporary Steering Committee. The Temporary Steering Committee was established by Ministerial Decision as a transitional management body, to ensure the Fund’s start up and proper operation during its inception period.

The Temporary Steering Committee performs the preparatory work required for setting up the first BoD and the recruitment of the first CEO and drafts the Organisational Structure and the Regulations necessary to the operation of the Fund.

Pavlina Karasiotou

Pavlina Karasiotou

Secretary General for Social Security since July 2019 and one of the key persons in designing the new Defined Contributions insurance system and TEKA. She has been an executive of the Ministry of Finance in the General Accounting Office since 2005. She served as an advisor to the Secretary General of the Minister of Finance (2012-2014) and as Director of the Office of the Secretary General for Economic Policy (2014-2015). During this period she dealt with issues related to state finances, privatisations and State aid.

She is an economist, graduate of the Department of International and European Economic studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business, holds a postgraduate degree in economics (MSc in Economics) from University College London and a PhD in Economics from Université Catholique de Louvain. The subject of her doctoral thesis is the relationship between education and the labour market.

Alexandros Varveris

Alexandros Varveris

First Deputy Governor of e-EFKA since June 2021. Special Laboratory Educational Staff in the Law School of the University of Athens (currently suspended) and Deputy Director of the Laboratory of Law and Informatics. He has worked with the “International Commission of Civil Status” on the electronic communication of Civil-Status Authorities for over ten years and the last six years he has served as the Technical Director of the commission's team of experts. Furthermore, for ten years he worked in several research projects at the “Demokritos” National Centre for Scientific Research, regarding information exchange, e-government, e-health, cultural heritage and culture.

He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, a MSc in Information Science and a PhD from the University of Athens. His PhD thesis is entitled “Secure Information Exchange between Administrations of Different Countries”. 

Dionysis Kontogiorgis

Dionysis Kontogiorgis

Director for the Coordination of the Single Digital Gateway (gov.gr) at the Ministry of Digital Governance since August 2020. He has served as head of unit in the Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction and works in public administration as project manager on e-government and digital transformation projects since 2007. He contributed to developing National Strategies and Action Plans for e-Governance such as the 2021-2025 Digital Transformation Paper, as well as in producing legal and regulatory documents on e-governance such as law 4727/2020 (Code of Digital Governance). He has worked on research and development European Programmes and represents Greece as Ε-Leader in the OECD, and National Coordinator in the European Single Digital Gateway.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master’s degree in the Management of Information Systems.

Olympia Mavrokosta

Olympia Mavrokosta

Member of the Legal Council of the State with years of experience in social security and occupational insurance. She has served in ex IKA-ETAM and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs providing legal support to their services and has represented Greece in European and international institutions on issues related to social insurance. She has published a study titled "The Greek pension system and the role of DC schemes in recent reforms", has written articles on social security and occupational insurance for scientific journals, and has lectured in conferences in Greece and abroad.

She is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Athens and holds Master’s degrees in Commercial Law (University of Athens) and Telecommunication and Media Law (Aix-Marseille Université III). She holds a doctorate degree in Public Law from the Law School of the University of Athens. Her doctoral thesis discusses issues related to the management of assets owned by Defined Contributions Pension Funds.  

Panagiota Xylaki

Panagiota Xylaki

Lawyer, social security and public procurement contracts expert. She has completed internships at the Legal Service of the United Nations (New York) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition (Brussels), and has also served as scientific advisor to the Secretary General for Sport (2019-2021). She has made numerous publications in the field of Public Law.

She is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Athens and holds Master’s degrees in Public Law (Magister Legum Europae) from Leibniz University and in European Law (Master 2 Droit de l’ Union Européenne) from Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg. She has a doctorate degree (Dr.iur.) in Administrative Law from  Leibniz University and the subject of her doctoral thesis is social security and social welfare in unemployment. She is a Public Law postdoctoral researcher in the Law School of the University of Athens and the subject of her research is economic freedom and sustainability in sickness insurance. 

Tassos Pagonis

Tassos Pagonis

Chairman of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau - Greece. He has a longstanding career in the insurance market holding senior management positions in insurance companies. He has designed, implemented and operated integrated Management and Administration systems. Director General of “Ethniki Asfalistiki” insurance company (2004-2010). He has served as Chairman of the Hellenic Actuarial Society’s BoD, member of the Private Insurance Committee of the Ministry of Development, member of the Life Committee of the Greek Insurance Companies Association, member of the BoD of the Association of Insurance Executives as well as member of the BoD of  various insurance organisations.

He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Athens, a Master's (MSc) in Systems Analysis and is a licensed Actuary.

Giorgos Stratopoulos

Giorgos Stratopoulos

Special Advisor with extensive experience in the banking sector and in fund management. Since 1998 he has worked in Mutual Fund management companies as a Financial Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Investments Director. He has served as Chairman and CEO of Millennium Mutual Fund Management Company (2009-2014) and has co-founded and participated in the management of two companies in the renewable energy sources and modern agriculture production industries. He is certified in investment portfolio management by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, a certified Market Maker in Derivatives from the Athens Exchange and certified in Financial Risk management by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

He holds a degree in Physics from the University of Athens, a Master's (MSc) in High Energy Physics from Durham University and a doctorate (PhD) in Theoretical Physics from the University of Crete.