George Demetriades

George Demetriades

Director, IT&T Business Unit, Athens International Airport

Mr. George Demetriades is the chief information officer (CIO) of Praxia Bank, Greece’s first digital bank, where he leads a team of highly skilled professionals in all areas of technology and business analysis. He has overall responsibility for the bank's technology strategy and roadmap, the design of the technological landscape, choice of technologies to be used and ensuring that they abide by all respective legal and regulatory frameworks.

Mr. Demetriades is an seasoned professional in digital and information technology services, with more than 26 years of experience in large national and multinational organizations, holding managerial positions such as COO, CIO, and executive director. He has successfully established and organized IT shared services organizations and IT departments and sectors of large financial institutions in Greece, Central and Southeastern Europe, and the Middle East.

He adopts international best practices and ensures that the organizations he works for and his colleagues obtain all the necessary and appropriate certifications (i.e., ITIL, PMP, ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001).