The U.S. Board of Trustees of Athens College
Nick Bacopoulos, Ph.D.
Overview of qualifications and interests: Extensive, top-level management experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including the development of new medicines in several therapeutic areas. Academic career in pharmacology in top US medical schools. Successful R&D, fund raising, M&A and deal-making record. US and EEU citizenship. Current professional activities: President, Medexis, S.A., Athens, Greece (2004-). The company is a member of the P.N. Gerolymatos Group and is focused mainly on cancer therapeutic and diagnostic research. Co-founder and Partner, MakScientific LLC, Mystic, CT, USA (2004-). A private company with analgesic and anti-obesity drugs in preclinical development. Summary of industry experience: President and C.E.O., Aton Pharma, Inc. (2002-2004). Aton was a joint venture between Columbia University and Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center. After fundraising and executing a successful Phase 2 program with Vorinostat, we sold Aton to Merck. Merck obtained marketing approval for vorinostat (Zolinza) in 2006. President and Head of Research and Development, OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc., Melville NY (September 2000-January 2002). Contributions included: Participated in road show for $ 437 MM worldwide public stock offering. Restructured R&D function; hired key executives Collaborative agreements with Genentech and Roche on the development of Tarceva Acquisition of Gilead Oncology and British Biotechnology; integration of R&D groups into OSIP
President and C.E.O., Anaderm Research Corp., New York, NY (1996-2000). Anaderm was founded in 1996 to discover prescription products for the treatment of dermatologic diseases. In 2002, it was acquired by Pfizer, one of its founders.
Senior Director, Pfizer Corporate Strategic Planning (1994-1996). Contributions included a strategic “blind spot” analysis that resulted in the formation of Pfizer’s dermatology initiative (Anaderm) and evaluation of major biotechnology acquisition opportunities.
Executive Director, Pfizer Central Research (1983-1994). Key contributions included: Development of Zoloft, a major antidepressant. Discovery and development of Geodon, a novel antipsychotic. Discovery and Phase 1 development of Tarceva, EGFR inhibitor anti-tumor agent. Analysis and recommendation to license Aricept, the first marketed Alzheimer’s drug. Cancer pipeline (EGFR inhibitor, ras inhibitor, erbB2 antagonist, VEGFR inhibitor). CNS pipeline (stroke, depression, anxiety) in clinical development.
Academic Experience: Executive Director, Biomedical Research Institute of the Academy of Athens,
Athens, Greece (2004-2005). Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Dartmouth Med. School, 1983-1988 (adjunct). Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Dartmouth Med. Sch., 1979-83. NIH Research Service Award Fellow, Yale Univ. School of Medicine, 1976-1979.
Board participation (active): Anaderm Research Corporation Packard Bioscience Company Aton Pharma, Inc. Alexipharma, Inc. Spear Pharmaceuticals, PLC MaKScientific, LLC Medexis, SA Mersana Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Athens College Board of Trustees in New York Gennadius Library, Athens Greece
Publications: 57 scientific publications and patents; member several scientific societies.
Education and Training: 1976: Ph.D. (Pharmacology), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 1971-3: Graduate study in Pharmacology, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. 1971: B.A. (Biology; Psychology) Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. 1967: Athens College diploma, Athens, Greece
Languages: English (fluent), Greek (mother tongue), French (reading, conversation)
Andreas Beroutsos is a Senior Managing Director (Partner) at Eton Park Capital Management, focusing on Private Equity investing - primarily in North America, but also across the firm’s geographies. Eton Park is a multi-strategy investment firm that is active in public and private equity, credit and derivatives. The firm has offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, and is an active investor across industrialized and emerging economies as well as in all key industry sectors.
Prior to joining Eton Park, Andreas was a Director (senior partner) with McKinsey & Company in New York. In his 17 years with McKinsey, Andreas co-founded and led the Global Private Equity practice, one of the largest practices of the Firm. Andreas advised leading PE, Hedge Fund and Real Estate investors on sourcing and executing transactions, enhancing the value of portfolio companies as well as on these firm’s own strategy and organization. He has been a speaker in key conferences of the PE industry and authored articles or has been quoted in such publications as The Financial Times and Institutional Investor. He was also a senior leader of the Financial Institutions practice, working with leading Insurers, Asset Managers and Banks in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Andreas also led North American Recruiting and was a member of the Committee that elects senior partners at McKinsey.
A native of Athens, Greece, Andreas attended Harvard College, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1988. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School, as a Baker Scholar, in 1992. He is fluent in Greek, Italian and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish. He serves or has served on the boards of the Lincoln Center Theater, the Harvard Club of New York City, the St. Catherine’s Foundation for art preservation, the Greek Archdiocesan Cathedral of the United States and the U.S. Board of Trustees of Athens College in Greece. He has advised on a pro bono basis organizations including Harvard University and the City of New York. Andreas lives with his wife and two daughters in New York City.
Peter C. Canellos
Mr. Canellos is of counsel at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City. He is a graduate of Columbia University (A.B. 1964, Summa Cum Laude and L.L.B. 1967, Magna Cum Laude). At Columbia Law School he served as editor in chief of the Law Review. After graduation from law school, Mr. Canellos clerked for Judge Charles D. Breitel of the New York Court of Appeals and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mr. Canellos has served as chairman of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section, and is a frequent writer and lecturer on tax matters.
George S. Coumantaros
Born in London in 1922.
Educated in Athens, Greece – graduated from the Makris School. Left Greece in 1941, arrived in Argentina via South Africa in 1942.
Mr. Coumantaros came to the USA in 1946, founded Southern Star Shipping Co., Inc. in 1949 of which he is Chairman. In 1952 he became a citizen of the United States.
Mr. Coumantaros is also Chairman of Flour Mills of Nigeria PLC which was established in 1962. The mill is the largest single-site flour mill complex in the world, capable of milling 6,000 tons of wheat per day and in addition has expanded in importing bulk cement, fertilizers and the manufacture of polypropylene bags.
Mr. Coumantaros retired last year as Vice Chairman of The West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association. He has served on the Board of the American Bureau of Shipping and on various banks and organizations along with many Hellenic shipping groups. Mr. Coumantaros is a member of several yacht clubs and many social organizations.
Regarding Mr. Coumantaros’ sailing career, he has built to his specifications 4 highly successful racing boats which he has campaigned around the world gaining substantial victories and setting course elapsed time records. He won the World Maxi Championship 3 times, the coveted Bermuda Race trophy, the Fastnet Race and has participated in 25 Bermuda Races and has won numerous local sailing events and regattas.
His outside interests are tennis, yachting, ocean racing and the arts and he has a substantial collection of impressionists and post impressionists.
He is married for 52 years with 4 children and 11 grandchildren.
Fred began his administrative work for Harvard in admissions in 1954 while a graduate student. He served as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Harvard College from 1960 to 1967 and as Dean of Harvard College from 1967 to 1969. He worked for nine years as executive director of the Boston Foundation before becoming Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development from 1978 to 1996. Somewhat retired, Fred then served as Special Assistant to the President, doing work in Alumni Affairs and Development until 2001.
He still does occasional volunteer work for Harvard and his former colleagues, but he is concentrating on doing s study of the influence of former Dean Wilbur J. Bender on the admission policies and practices of Harvard College.
A native of Idaho, he graduated from Boise High School in 1943 and served in the Army Air Corps. He received his AB in 1950 and a PhD in economics in 1964, both from Harvard. Fred is a Trustee of Northeast Investors Trust. He was formerly a Director of the Neworld Bank in Boston and the Catholic Schools Foundation, and a trustee of Belmont Hill School, Buckingham, Brown & Nichols, The College Entrance Examination Board, Mt. Auburn Hospital, St. Sebastian’s School, and Thayer Academy. He also served two terms as an elected member of the Belmont (MA) School Committee.
Dimitri Gondicas was born in Athens in 1955. A graduate of Athens College, Class of 1974 (cum laude), he was offered a scholarship at Princeton University, where he studied Physics (B.A., Honors), with a focus on energy systems, while also taking Professor Edmund Keeley’s classes in modern Greek literature. He pursued graduate studies, supported by research fellowships, at M.I.T. (M.Sc. candidate, Nuclear Engineering) and N.Y.U. (M.A., Applied Sciences and Environmental Studies), followed by doctoral work in Comparative Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
He taught Modern Greek as teaching assistant at Harvard University, George Seferis Chair, under Professor George Savvides. Since 1980 he has been at Princeton University where he is Executive Director of the Program in Hellenic Studies and Lecturer in Modern Greek, Department of Classics. He is a close associate of Professors W.R. Connor, Edmund Keeley, Alexander Nehamas, and Peter Brown. He is a long-time elected member of the Executive Board of the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), where he served as Vice-President for three years.
At Princeton, he teaches courses in Modern Greek language and culture and supervises undergraduate and graduate students writing senior theses and doctoral dissertations in Hellenic Studies. He manages several fellowship programs for Greek and international students, scholars, writers, and artists, and he coordinates academic partnerships with Greek universities, museums, libraries, foundations, schools, and cultural institutions. He directs the Hellenic Studies workshop series, as well as colloquia, lectures, and cultural activities at Princeton and in Greece. He organizes exhibitions (most recently: “Poets and Mythmakers in Modern Greece”) and is responsible for the development of the Hellenic Collections at Princeton (rare books, archives and manuscripts, coins, maps, photographs and works of art). He is the liaison with Princeton University Press for the Princeton Modern Greek Studies series. A co-founder (with Ambassador Robert V. Keeley) of the Princeton Club of Greece, he directs alumni relations and fundraises for the Program in Hellenic Studies. He has the overall administrative responsibility for the Hellenic Studies Program, one of the largest and most active programs at Princeton, involving over 20 faculty, 5 staff, 45 graduate students, 20 post-doctoral/visiting fellows, and 300 undergraduates enrolled in about 25 courses annually.
He is co-author (with Peter Bien, et al) of Greek Today: A Course in Modern Greek Language and Culture which was supported by the Ivy League Language Consortium. He is co-editor (with Charles Issawi) of Ottoman Greeks in the Age of Nationalism. In collaboration with Edmund Keeley, he has translated and published modern Greek poetry into English. He has initiated and prefaced several publications, including George Seferis and Edmund Keeley: Correspondence, 1951-1971; Medieval Cyprus: Studies in Art, Architecture, and History; and Greek Manuscripts at Princeton: A Descriptive Catalogue. Also, he has translated into English Form and Structure in Architecture: The Role of Statical Function by A. Zannos. He is guest editor of a forthcoming special issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle on “Ancient Greece Through Modern Eyes” and he is currently working on the second volume of Greek Today, along with a “Reader of Post-War Greek Prose” for advanced students of modern Greek. An invited speaker or panelist at various Modern Greek Studies academic gatherings, he writes articles and opinion pieces in Greece and the United States on issues of higher education, educational policy, Greek collections and libraries, and Modern Greek Studies.
He has served on several academic and educational boards and committees: Trustee of the American Farm School (committees: secondary, post-secondary, land and development); Gennadius Library (committee on archives); Athens 2004 (Hellenic Ministry of Culture academic consultant); MGSA (Chair, 30th anniversary Symposium committee); National Council of Education, Greece (external academic consultant); Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (Commission on Greek Language and Hellenic Culture); Library of Congress (Committee on US-Greek Library partnerships). He is the recipient of various fellowships and grants from a number of foundations. In 2003 he was honored (jointly with Alexander Nehamas) by the Academy of Athens for his long-term contributions to Hellenic Studies and Greek scholarship.
Robert A. McCabe
Pilot Capital Corporation
Robert McCabe is Chairman of Pilot Capital Corporation. Founded in 1987, Pilot Capital is a New York based venture capital. He has been the chairman since 1998 and also served as president from 1987 to 1998.
Mr. McCabe is a director Church & Dwight Co. Inc., and a Trustee of The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, The Thera Foundation and Athens College in Greece.
From 1958 to 1987, Mr. McCabe was Partner, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers. Venture capital investments and technology investment banking were among his responsibilities at various times. He also served as director of Thermo Electron Corporation (now ThermoFisher Scientific), Atlantic Bank of New York (now New York Commercial Bank), Invicta Networks, Neutrogena Corporation, Guide Publishing Company, Systems Engineering Laboratories, Thermo Instrument Systems, Thermo Optek and New England Nuclear Corporation, Morrison Knudsen Company, Borg Warner Corporation, and Archon Pure Products.
He has previously been a trustee of Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, The French Library in Boston, Children’s Television Workshop and The Archaeological Institute of America, among others.
Bob McCabe was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1934. He holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Alexis P. Michas
Mr. Michas is the Managing Partner of Stonington Partners, Inc., a private investment firm, a position that he has held since 1994. Prior to that, Mr. Michas was a Partner of Merrill Lynch Capital Partners, Inc. (“MLCP”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., from 1993 to 1994 and Senior Vice President of MLCP from 1989 to 1993. He served on the Board of Directors of MLCP, from 1989 to 2001 and was a Consultant to MLCP from 1994 to 2001. Mr. Michas was also a Managing Director of the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S”) from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Michas is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B. ‘76) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A. ‘84)
Mr. Michas is a Director of the following companies with publicly registered equity securities: BorgWarner Inc., PerkinElmer, Inc., Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, and Air Tran Airways, Inc. Mr. Michas is also a director of a number of privately held companies.
Mr. Michas resides in New York City and Stonington, Connecticut with his wife Cayré and their three children Jason (15), Zoe (13) and Gordon (11).
Born: March 22, 1946; Athens, Greece
Citizenship: Spanish; permanent resident of USA
Swarthmore College, B.A., 1967, with High Honors
Princeton University, Ph.D., 1971
Dissertation: "Predication and the Theory of Forms in the Phaedo"
Advisor: Gregory Vlastos
Princeton University: Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and Professor ofComparative Literature, 1990-2007-
Founding Director, Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, 1999-2002
Chair, Council of the Humanities, 1994-2002
Director, Program in Hellenic Studies, 1994-2002
University of Pennsylvania: Professor of Philosophy, 1986-1990
University of Pittsburgh: Professor of Philosophy, 1981-1986
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1976-1981
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 1971-1976
Sather Professor of Classical Literature, University of California/Berkeley, 1993
Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities, Princeton University, 1989-1990
Professor of Philosophy, University of California/Santa Cruz, Summer 1989
Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University, Spring 1988
Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 1983-1984
Mills Professor of Philosophy, University of California/Berkeley, 1983
Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, 1978-1979
Honors and Awards
Mellon Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Award, 2001
International Nietzsche Prize, Associazione Internazionale di Studi e Ricerche Federico Nietzsche, 2001
Academy of Athens, Award for Distinguished Achievement in Hellenic Studies , 2000
Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities, Princeton
PEN American Center, 1997
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 1995
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1994
D. Phil. (Hon.), University of Athens, 1993
Sather Lecturer, University of California/Berkeley, 1993
Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professor in Philosophy, 1990-1991
Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
Hanes-Willis Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1987
ACLS Travel Fellowship, 1987
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1983-1984
NEH Fellowship, 1978-1979
NEH Summer Research Fellowship, 1976
University of Pittsburgh Summer Research Grants, 1972, 1974
Petros K. Sabatacakis
Petros K. Sabatacakis was Chief Risk Manager for Citigroup Inc. between 1999 and 2004. He was responsible for all the financial services company’s businesses, a member of the Management Committee, and Director of Citicorp and Citibank, N.A. All credit, market, and operational risk activities of the Group reported to him.
From 1992 to 1997, he was in charge of the financial services subsidiaries of the American International Group, its treasury operations as well as the market and credit risk activities. He was a member of the Executive Committee and a C.V. Starr partner.
Prior to that, he was the head of global Treasury and Capital Markets at Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase), which he joined in 1973 in Economic Research. Among his positions at Chemical Bank were oversight of the international branches, foreign exchange and securities trading and the management of its funding and investments division. In addition, he had the responsibility for the management of the corporation’s overall interest rate risk and investment portfolios.
Mr. Sabatacakis who was born in Greece earned three degrees from Columbia University: Bachelor of Science, Masters of Business Administration and Philosophy degree in Economics. He has been the chairman of Plan International and Childreach (child-sponsor non-profit), a Trustee of Athens College in Greece, and a Director of the Gennadeion Library.
He and his wife, Marina, live in New York City and East Hampton, Long Island.
Nick Sakellariadis began his investment banking career in 1978 and is now Managing Director in Citigroup's Mergers & Acquisitions Department. He is a member of the Advisory Committee, which reviews and approves all fairness and valuation opinions rendered by the Firm. He has served as an advisor in transactions totaling in excess of $200 billion. Mr. Sakellariadis covers the Automotive, Homebuilding and Building Products sectors, as well as other industrial companies. He has represented clients such as General Motors, Volkswagen, FIAT, Daimler Chrysler, Cemex, Pulte Homes, Continental Homes, Owens Corning, EDS and National Computer Systems. For ten years he headed the Financial Restructuring Group, and was involved in the reorganizations of among others, Texaco, Western Union, Chrysler, LTV Steel, Federated Department Stores, Macys, Revco, Continental Airlines, TWA, Pan AM, Eastern Airlines and America West Airlines.
Nick graduated from Harvard College and obtained an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and a J.D. degree from the Harvard Law School. He was a Fulbright/ITT Scholar in 1973-1974.
Nick is a member of the Harvard College Fund Council, Fundraising Co-Chairman of the Harvard College Class of 1973, Fundraising Co-Chairman of the Harvard Law School Class of 1977, Advisory Trustee of the New York Botanical Gardens, Trustee and Treasurer of Athens College, Advisory Trustee of Phoenix Country Day School, President of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in New York City, and a member of two national Greek Orthodox Church groups, the Archons and Leadership 100. He resides in Manhattan with his wife Julie and four children.
Vasilios Stavros Salapatas
Born: Piraeus, Greece, August 4, 1937.
Married: to Danae G. Xanthakos, 1963.
Education: Athens College, 1945-1955.
National Technical University (E.M.Π.), 1955-1960.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960-1966.
Degrees: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, E.M.Π., 1960.
M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering, M.I.T., 1961.
Ph. D. in Metallurgy, M.I.T., 1966.
Languages: Greek, English, French, German, Italian.
career: Helliniki Halyvourgia S.A., Athens, Greece, 1966–2005
(1968-2004 Managing Director).
Activities: Member Athens College Alumni Association, 1955–current.
Member Technical Chamber of Greece, 1960-current.
Member Panhellenic Union of Chemical Engineers, 1960-current.
Member Gen. Council, Greek Industries Federation, 1980–2005.
Member Board of Directors, Public Power Corporation, 1980-1982.
Member Board of Trustees of Athens College in Greece, New York,
Member Board of Directors, Piraeus Chamber of Commerce,
Member Iron and Steel Society (now AIST), 1984-current.
Member M.I.T. Club of Greece, 1985-current (Treasurer 1985-1990).
Member American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, 1986-2004.
Member Board of Directors, Union of Greek Metal Industries, 1986-
2005; (Treasurer 1995-2005).
Member Supreme Board for Social Control (ASKE), Public Power
Member Center for Political Research and Information (ΚΠΕΕ),
Member Hellenic-American Educational Foundation, 1990-current.
Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Board of Directors, Attiko Metro
Member Board of Trustees of College Year in Athens, Cambridge,
Member Board of Directors, Aluminium de Grece S.A., 2003-2005.
Attended numerous congresses and seminars related to steelmaking,
energy management and mass transportation.
Born in Athens in 1957. Married with three children.
Graduated from Athens College in 1976.
1976-1979, London School of Economics and Political Science, B.Sc degree in Economics
President of Hellenic Society and member of the Student Union Executive Committee
1979-1980, London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc degree in Economics
1980-1982, Compulsory Military Service in the Hellenic Navy
1982-1984, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, MBA
Designed and run a 2nd year economics tutorial at Harvard College
1984-1986, Strategic Planning Associates, Consultant in Washington DC, London, Brussels
1986 – present, UBS (and predecessor organisations), Investment Banker with stints in London , Paris, London and Athens. For the last 10 years as Managing Director Head of Greece and Joint Head of Central and Eastern Europe. He has been involved in a large number of landmark transactions and Government advisory work in Greece, Turkey, France, etc.
Born: Istanbul, Turkey March 25, 1923
1941 Graduated Athens College (Salutatorian Class of 1941)
1948 Graduated School of Civil Engineering Athens Nat Technical University
(First Chrysovergion Award)
1952 Dr Engr Degree (Structures-Grade A)Athens Nat Tech University
1954 Sc.Dr Degree (Soil Dynamics) Massachusetts Inst of Technology
1948-1952 Greek Army 2nd Lieutenants (Reserve)
Registered Prof Engr: Stes of Greece, Massachusetts (honorary), PA,DC,VA,MD
1953-54 Part=time Consultant to A.Woolf, Consulting Engr, Boston, MA
1954-55 Consulting Engr Athens, Greece
1955-56 Dept Public Works under special contract. Head of Structural Engineering, responsible for structural work relating to reconstruction of City of Volos, Greece after the 1955 earthquake, and responsible for lecturing on a seismic construction o structural engineers in Thessaly, Greece. Head of the committee re-writing the seismic code from Greece.
1956 Associate Engineer, A.Woolf and Assts, Consulting Engineers, Boston, MA
1957 Chief Structural Engr Universal Engineering Corp, Boston, MA
1958-61 Asst to the President and subsequently Vice President, Doxiadis Assts in Athens and Washington DC
1961-1991 Full Professor, Chair of Structures, School of Civil Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC.
1961 Emeritus Professor, The Catholic University of America.
Has acted as consultant to the National Science Foundation, Wash. DC, to the National US Dept of Transportation, to the Federal Housing Administration, to NASA, and to a variety of Structural Engineering Firms. Has published several technical papers, and issued a book on «A seismic Design and Construction» (in Greek)
Peter A. Zarcades
Peter A. Zarcades was born in 1933 and raised in Athens, Greece. He attended Athens College (class of 1952). He graduated from Stanford University in California in 1956 with a degree in Electrical Engineering (electronics) and continued with graduate studies at UCLA.
Following graduation, Peter worked as an electronics engineer for a digital instrumentation company in San Diego, California, where he became director of engineering.
In 1967 Peter founded Doric Scientific Corporation, a highly successful industrial digital instrumentation company. Doric Scientific was acquired by Emerson Electric in 1974.
In 1979, Peter, along with a partner, founded Midtown Niki Group, a commercial real estate investment company, which continues to grow to this date.
Peter is married and resides in Rancho Santa Fe, California.