David Watson

Independent Vice Chairman, Senior Independent Member, Independent Non-Executive Member, Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee 

Personal Data:

Citizenship:      U.S. and Greek (European Union)

Year of birth:     1947

Residences:      Casco, Maine, US and Athens, Greece


Current positions:

Currently serving as Non-Executive Director on two Boards:

  • easyGroup Holdings (since 2008), Monaco - easyGroup is the holding company for Sir Stelios Hadji-Ioannou's business interests in various easy-branded businesses. In addition to serving on the board I also serve as a protector for his Trust Company and as a member of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation
  • FOURLIS SA HOLDINGS (since 2016), Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He was also a member of the Audit Committee of FOURLIS HOLDINGS SA and its subsidiary HOUSEMARKET SA.


Previous Professional Experience:

April 2002 to December 2005: Business Manager at Eurobank. Responsible for Subsidiary Banks in SE Europe, Athens, Greece

June 1998 to September 2001: Managing Director of Piraeus Bank, Athens, Greece.    Completed the operational merger of three banks.

January 1997 to May 1998: Country Corporate Officer for Citibank Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

September 1990 to December 1996: CEO of Xiosbank, Athens, Greece. Xiosbank was a start up venture opening for business in 1990 during market deregulation.

January 1990 to August 1990: Deputy Division Risk Manager. Citibank – Middle East and Southern Europe, London, UK.

April 1987 to December 1989: Institutional Bank Business Manager for Citibank Greece, Athens, Greece.

June 1985 to March 1987: Regional Manager of Business Risk Review. Citibank – South East Asia, Manila, Philippines.

July 1974 to May 1985: Citibank Greece. Various Assignments - Corporate Banking.


Academic Qualifications:

Northeastern University   Boston, Massachusetts  MBA 

Elective emphasis on advanced accounting.

Miami University   Oxford, Ohio  BA

Seminars in Banking, Management and Business Strategy.

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