Spyros Theodoropoulos CEO, Chipita

In 1976, Spyros Theodoropoulos started his career with a small family business named Recor SA, producing dairy products.

In 1981, he became the General Manager of Aligel SA, an importing company of confectionery and ice cream products. In 1986 he became the General Manager of Interia, a company producing hazelnut cream with significant export activities. During the same year, he acquired 50% of Chipita, a company producing snacks and in 1989 he acquired the remaining 50%.

In 1990, the Eurohellenic Fund (Olayan, De Benedetti, Alpha Finance and Titan) invested in Chipita coinciding with the beginning of the croissant production.

In 1994 the company was listed in the Athens Stock Exchange. For the next 16 years a large variety of new products was introduced and exported to many countries. Furthermore, Chipita established plants in Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Russia, USA and Nigeria and developed new ventures in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Mexico.

In 2006 Chipita merged with Delta to form Vivartia SA . One year later, MIG bought Vivartia. From 1/9/2006 until 15/4/2010 Mr Theodoropoulos was the Managing Director of Vivartia SA. During the summer of 2010 together with the Olayan group, as well as with other Greek Greek partners, Mr Theodoropoulos bought Chipita.

Today, he is a member of the Board of Directors of National Bank of Greece. In the past, he served as president of the Athens Stock Exchange Listed Companies Association, vice president of Greek Federation of Industries and vice president of Helex.

Spyros Theodoropoulos is a graduate of Athens University of Economics and Business.