Mrs. Ellie Kakoullou serves as Assistant General Manager, Head of Group Real Estate at the National Bank of Greece since 2019, overseeing the Bank’s real estate management, investment and commercialization activities in addition to group real estate appraisal and technical services.
She started her career in the banking sector at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in the Bank Supervision Group. Upon her return to Greece, she joined KPMG as a Senior Consultant and then moved to National Westminster Bank in Athens where she was responsible for public sector lending and sovereign debt for 5 years. From there she joined Alpha Bank and held several positions of increasing seniority throughout her 18 years at the Bank, starting in Corporate Banking, moving on to the establishment of the Bank’s Project Finance unit and becoming Head of Structured Finance in 2014, with a primary focus on real estate, energy and infrastructure lending and investments. From 2018 to 2019, she served as Executive Director and Board Member of the Hellenic Public Properties Company. In 2019 she joined the National Bank of Greece.
Mrs. Kakoullou holds a Master’s Degree in International Finance and Banking from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Columbia College.