Chairman, Envolve Entrepreneurship
As Chief Financial Officer for EuroEnergy, Jimmy Athanasopoulos oversees the capital structure of the company and is responsible for presenting and reporting all of its financial information. He is also manages the company’s economic strategy and forecasting.
Following an MBA from Northeastern Illinois University, Jimmy began his career in Chicago as a provider of financial and investment services across various asset classes. He later undertook a variety of management roles at multinational corporations including DNV, Tyco Healthcare, and TetraPak before entering ship management as Chief Financial Controller with FreeSeas Inc. preparing statutory reports towards the SEC. He later joined G. Bros Maritime S.A. where he was responsible for financial reporting to the Board of Directors.
Jimmy joined EuroEnergy’s parent company, the Libra Group, in 2012 as Director of the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (now Envolve Award Greece), an award program for Greek start-up businesses funded and operated by the Libra Group. In 2015 he joined Libra’s Executive Team as Head of Social Responsibility, providing strategic oversight of the group’s global responsibility and education programs.
In 2016, Jimmy completed the Executive Education Program for Social Responsibility at Harvard Business School.
He remains Chairman of Envolve Entrepreneurship and sits on the Board of the HOME Project, an initiative founded in Greece by the Libra Group to provide a safe haven for refugees, with a special focus on unaccompanied children.