As Greece Representative of Libra Group’s Social Responsibility, Jimmy Athanasopoulos is responsible for the management of Libra Social Responsibility programs and departments in Greece. Jimmy is also responsible for the public relations and liaison with partners, trustees and beneficiaries of Libra’s social responsibility activities in the region.
Following an MBA from Northeastern Illinois University, Jimmy began his career in Chicago as a provider of financial and investment services across various asset classes. He later undertook a variety of management roles at multinational corporations including DNV, Tyco Healthcare, and TetraPak before entering ship management as Chief Financial Controller with FreeSeas Inc. preparing statutory reports towards the SEC. He later joined G. Bros Maritime S.A. where he was responsible for financial reporting to the Board of Directors.
Jimmy joined the Libra Group, in 2012, as Director of the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (now Envolve Entrepreneurship), an award program for Greek start-up businesses funded and operated by the Libra Group. In 2015, he joined Libra’s Executive Team as Head of Social Responsibility, providing strategic oversight of the group’s global responsibility and education programs. In 2016, Jimmy completed the Executive Education Program for Social Responsibility at Harvard Business School.
He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of EuroEnergy, Libra Group’s energy arm in Europe. At EuroEnergy, Jimmy managed the company’s economic strategy and was responsible for financial reporting to thr Board and partners.
He is also Chairman of Envolve Entrepreneurship and sits on the Board of the HOME Project, an initiative founded in Greece by the Libra Group to provide a safe haven for refugees, with a special focus on unaccompanied children.