Postbank's CEO Anthony Hassiotis is among the 16 finalists of the prestigious Mr. Economy 2011 Competition, organized by Economy Magazine. The nomination is an outstanding recognition of the work, the results and the achievements of Mr. Hassiotis and the entire team of Postbank. He was selected as a finalist in the category Contribution to the development of the financial sector of the country.
I feel very honored and delighted to be nominated in this category, especially this year - when Postbank celebrates 20 years of successful activity in the Bulgarian market. I believe that we have worked very hard and we have managed to significantly contribute to the country's financial sector by staying strong, stable and disciplined in our push for growth and development, especially during these difficult economic times. I would also like to thank all of our clients and of course all of my colleagues - 3000 wonderful people, for their efforts and their dedication to our clients and the bank. I am convinced that Bulgaria not only will come out a winner from this crisis but will also be a showcase of fiscal discipline and once again an attractive investment destination.
In closing let me reiterate once more that we are a Bulgarian bank, this is home for us and we will stay here and continue to be an active contributor to the country's economic and social well-being", Mr. Hassiotis said.
The Mr. Economy Competition is among the most significant economic forums in Bulgaria. Its first edition was back in 1990.
This year the nominees compete in five categories - Overall contribution to the development of Bulgaria's economy, Contribution to the development of industry, Contribution to the development of the financial sector, Contribution to the development of trade and services, Contribution to the development of agriculture and food. A winner will be selected in each category. Economy Magazine will also give a special "Leader in business management" award.
The jury to select the winners consists of 33 members among which are leading economists, financial experts, top managers and previous winners. An independent audit company - Global Audit Services, will process the jury's votes, which will guarantee the transparency of the winner selection process.
The winners will be awarded on November 30, 2011 at an official ceremony in the National Museum of History.
Anthony Hassiotis heads the six Eurobank EFG Group subsidiaries in Bulgaria. He is Chief Executive Officer at Postbank and Chairman of the Management Board. Mr. Hassiotis was also President of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, Chairman of the Hellenic Business Council in Bulgaria, a member of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum. He is a member of the Management Board of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria.