Socrates Lazaridis is Chief Executive Officer of Hellenic Exchanges-Athens Stock Exchange and the subsidiaries Athens Exchange Clearing House and Hellenic Central Securities Depository.
He is also Chairman of the Board of the Stock Markets Steering Committee, member of the Board of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council and Member of the Board of the American – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.
He joined the Athens Exchange Group in 1994 and held several positions at the Central Securities Depository, the “Systems Development and Support of Capital Market” (ASYK SA) and the Athens Exchange, while he also served as member of the Board at Athens Derivatives Exchange and the Athens Derivatives Exchange Clearing House. He was also member of the Board of the LinkUp Markets and of the Federation of the European Securities Exchanges (FESE).
Born in Athens in 1962, he studied Economics at the Department of Economics in Athens University and continued his studies for an MSc (Econ) at Queen Mary College of London.
Assuming that the aggregate Energy capacity in Region’s neighboring countries can justify the required liquidity an efficient Market requires, ATHEX will contribute to Forum’s discussion by putting in the table the key principles each local market should consider in order to justify its contribution in the creation of a regional market.