Yiannis Kantoros appointed Chief Executive Officer Interamerican Greece

Athens / Zeist – Yiannis Kantoros has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Interamerican, Achmea's insurance company in Greece, effective 15 November 2016. Mr. Kantoros will take over the position of the current CEO of Interamerican George Kotsalos, who announced end of April of this year that he would step down during the course of 2016. Mr. Kantoros has been active at Interamerican Greece as from 2000.

Uco Vegter, chairman of the Board of Directors of Interamerican, is pleased to announce Mr. Kantoros as the new CEO for Interamerican Greece. “We are delighted that we are able to appoint someone who has grown within and throughout our business, to this important position. Since Yiannis Kantoros joined Interamerican, he has developed via marketing, sales and operations into this most senior executive role. We are convinced that with his background and experience Mr. Kantoros is the right man to lead the strategy of accelerating the growth of Interamerican. I have the fullest confidence in him and look forward to him leading Interamerican.”

Yiannis Kantoros: "I am grateful for the trust Achmea has placed in me as the new CEO of Interamerican. It is an honor to take over this role from Mr. Kotsalos, who over the years supported my development and gave me the chance to discover Interamerican in different roles and (executive) positions. I am confident that my broad experience in Interamerican and Achmea group will help me to further accelerate Interamerican’s growth from customer, employee and financial perspectives."

About Interamerican

Founded in 1969, Interamerican has been a leader in Greek market for 45 years. It is the largest private insurance company in Greece and the second largest in the Greek market. In 2001 the group became a part of Achmea. Interamerican operates all insurance branches: Life, Health and Property, as well as Assistance Services and is also active as a health services’ provider. It currently has more than one million individual and corporate customers and offers innovative products and services. The company follows a multi-channel distribution model to optimize product availability and service, both for customers and sales networks. The company introduced Anytime, the first fully online insurer, changing the concept of insurance in Greece. More information: http://www.interamerican.gr

About Achmea

Established in 1811, today Achmea is the largest insurance group in the Netherlands. In its home market, Achmea is market leader in non-life and health insurance. Gross written premiums for the group totaled approximately 20 billion euros over 2015. The group also offers income protection insurance, life insurance, pensions services and mortgages. Asset manager Achmea Investment Management, has over 100 billion euros in assets under management. Internationally, Achmea is active in Turkey, Greece, Ireland, Australia and Slovakia. Each insurer has deep understanding of its local market and customers.