The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of nine (9) members. Its first President, serving until his death in 1979, was Prodromos – Bodossakis Athanassiades. He was succeeded by Nikos Kogevinas, who served as President of the Board of Trustees until June 1991 and as honorary President until his death in 2006. Stamatis Matzavinos served as President from 1991 until his death in August 2007, and was succeeded by Dimitrios Vlastos, the current President of the Bodossaki Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

According to the Foundation’s regulations, all members of the Board of Trustees must be selected from among persons having served as top management or senior executives of companies under the Foundation control in the past, persons currently serving as senior executives of the Foundation, recipients of a Bodossaki Scientific Award or Excellence Award or former holders of scholarship from the Bodossaki Foundation.

The current composition of the Board of Trustees is the following:

Dimitris Vlastos, President

Ioannis Detsis, Vice President

Prof. Theodoros Theodorou, Associate Vice President

Athina Dessypri, Secretary General

Vassilis Antoniadis, Member

Prof. Theodora Varvarigou, Member

Georgios Bibilas, Member

Efthimios Patsouris, Member

Prof. Georgios Kollias, Member



Administrative Support

Katerina Tsakonakou

Dimitra Gallou

Ismini Fragkioudaki

Legal Department

Efthimios Patsouris

Dimitris Soultis

Programmes & Grants Management and Coordination

Sotiris Laganopoulos

Programmes & Grants Administration

Theano Agaloglou

Jennifer Clarke

Sophocles  Danassis

Eleni Detsi

Alexandros Zafiropoulos

Eleni Karakitsiou

Jenny Lazarou

Maria Tsene



NGO Capacity Building – Social Dynamo

Jennifer Clarke

Rania El Ampasy

Sophia Zacharaki

Violetta Tsitsiliani

Communication & Development

Ηara Tasoglou

Eleni Zacharopoulou

Alia Moatsou


George Anastasiadis

Spyros Antoniou

Dimitrios Palaiodimos



The Foundation’s Scientific Committee is composed of the following persons:

Iannis Aifantis Professor at the School of Medicine of New York University (NYU)
Theodora Varvarigou Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Nikos Vettas Professor at the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and Director General at the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE)
Georgios Kollias Professor of Experimental Physiology at the Medical School of the University of Athens and Director of the Immunology Division at the “Alexander Fleming” Biomedical Sciences Research Center
Costas Meghir Professor at the Department of Economics of Yale University
Leonidas Resvanis Emeritus Professor of Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA)
Michael Triantrafyllou


Professor of Marine Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Visiting Scientist at the US Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Director of the MIT Center for Ocean Engineering and Director of the MIT Testing Tank Facility and Propeller Tunnel
Athanassios Fokas Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of Cambridge University