Mr Arar was born in 1965. He studied Economics at the Sorbonne University and holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Institutd' Etudes Politiques, Paris), holds a PhD in economics with a specialization in econometrics from the Sorbonne University (Paris I) as well as a PhD in Philology-Literature (Lettres) from the Sorbonne University Paris IV).
From 2010 to 2015, he served as Board Member of Nicon - Informatics and Telecommunications S.A. while from 2004 to 2014 he participated as shareholder in the construction company (joint venture) GAP & P. During 2008-2009 he was Advisor to the Managing Director of “Invest” in Greece, aiming at promoting foreign investment in Greece. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of HYGEIA Group in 2008. During 2006-2008 he served as Financial Advisor to the Minister of Culture and from 1999 to 2006, as Management Advisor to ALTEC Group. He participated as a consultant in the investment committees of Venture Capital, leasing and factoring companies. Between 1998 and 1999, he also acted as Portfolio Manager of UBP Union Bancaire Privée in Switzerland, and from 1996 to 1998 he worked at Piraeus Bank in the Treasury Management Division. He held the same position in the Benroubi Group from 1992 until his retirement.
Mr Diamantopoulos was born in 1956. He has studied Economics at the University College London (UCL) and at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens where he has also received his degree from, as an economist.
Since 2000 he is the General Manager of ODEON S.A. He served as Director of Investments in Commercial Capital and Holdings S.A. from 1997 to 2000, General Manager of the family company P. Fanourakis & Co from 1990 to 1996 and Director of Moil & Coal S.A. and energy products Trader of the Mamidakis Group during the years 1986-1990. He has also been Shipbroker and Project Manager of Link Maritime E/s S.A in the period 1982-1986, while during 1981-1982 he founded the shipping company Thoe Marine E/s S.A. In the period 1980-1981 he served as Sales Manager of Electronic Business Systems S.A. of the Doxiadis Group. Finally, he worked in England between 1978 and 1980 at Chris Kontoyannis Shipping Ltd. company as a Junior shipbroker.