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Coordinates: 37°58′43″N 23°44′0″E / 37.97861°N 23.733333°E / 37.97861; 23.733333

Bank of Greece
Τράπεζα της Ελλάδος (Greek)
The main building of the Bank of Greece at Venizelou Avenue, Athens.
The main building of the Bank of Greece at Venizelou Avenue, Athens.
Headquarters Athens
Established 1927
Governor George Provopoulos
Central Bank of Greece
Website www.bankofgreece.gr
Preceded by National Bank of Greece (1928)
Succeeded by European Central Bank (2001)1
1 The Bank of Greece still exists but many functions have been taken over by the ECB.

The Bank of Greece (Greek: Τράπεζα της Ελλάδος, short ΤτΕ) is the national central bank of Greece, located in Athens (Venizelos Avenue) and founded in 1927. Its operations started officially in 1928.

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Introduction

The entrance of Bank of Greece.

Bank of Greece, a member of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), has a staff of more than 3,000 employees.

The primary objective of the Bank of Greece is to ensure price stability in Greece. It also supervises the private banks and acts as a treasurer and fiscal agent for the Greek government.

Its Euro banknotes printer identification code is Y.[1]

Bank of Greece also sells Gold sovereigns.

The entrance of the Bank of Greece features the Greek and the European Union flags.

The current (as of 2008, June) governor is Georgios A. Provopoulos who manages the bank together with the deputy governors Panagiotis Aristidis Thomopoulos and Nikolaos D. Paleocrassas.

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The chief officer of the Bank of Greece is the governor (Greek: διοικητής, dioikētés), a governmental appointee.

  • Alexandros Diomidis: April 21, 1928 - September 29, 1931
  • Emmanouil Tsouderos (1st period): October 31, 1931 - August 8, 1935
  • Emmanouil Tsouderos (2nd period): March 20, 1936 - July 9, 1939
  • Ioannis Drosopoulos: July 9, 1939 - July 28, 1939
  • Kyriakos Varvaresos (1st period - dismissed by the Axis occupation government): August 4, 1939 - May 23, 1941)
  • Kyriakos Varvaresos (2nd period: Nazi occupation - governor in exile): April 22, 1941 - (October 1944)
  • Miltiades Negrepontis (Nazi occupation): April 24, 1941 - July 3, 1941
  • Demetrios Santis (Nazi occupation): July 2, 1941 - January 20, 1943
  • Theodoros Tourkovasilis (Nazi occupation): April 19, 1943 - April 13, 1944
  • Xenophon Zolotas (Co-Governor): October 12, 1944 - January 8, 1945
  • Kyriakos Varvaresos (3rd period): February 2, 1945 - September 19, 1945
  • Georgios Mantzavinos: February 11, 1946 - February 2, 1955
  • Xenophon Zolotas (2nd period): February 5, 1955 - August 5, 1967
  • Demetrios Galanis: August 7, 1967 - May 4, 1973
  • Konstantinos Papayiannis: May 7, 1973 - August 9, 1974
  • Panagotis Papaligouras: August 9, 1974 - October 23, 1974
  • Xenophon Zolotas (3rd period): November 27, 1974 - October 29, 1981
  • Gerasimos Arsenis: November 3, 1981 - February 20, 1984
  • Demetrios Chalikias: February 20, 1984 - February 20, 1992
  • Euthymios Christodoulou: February 20, 1992 - December 1, 1993
  • Ioannis Boutos: December 1, 1993 - October 26, 1994
  • Lucas Papademos: October 26, 1994 - May 31, 2002
  • Nikolaos Garganas: May 31, 2002 - June 20, 2008
  • George Provopoulos: June 20, 2008 - present

Deputy Governors

The deputy governor (Greek: υποδιοικητής, hypodioikētés) is the Bank's second-in-line officer. Traditionally, the Deputy Governors' main remit is administration, whereas Governors supervise monetary policy at large.

  • Emmanuel Tsouderos: April 21, 1928 - October 31, 1931
  • Emmanuel Kamaras: November 25, 1931 – May 20, 1932
  • Kyriakos Varvaressos: March 1, 1933 – August 4, 1939
  • Georgios Mantzavinos: September 28, 1936 - February 11, 1946
  • Ioannis Arvanitis: August 4, 1939 - April 16, 1941
  • Andreas Papademetriou (Nazi occupation): July 3, 1941 - November 18, 1941
  • Spyridon Hadjikyriakos (Nazi occupation): April 5, 1943 - October 5, 1944
  • Stylianos Gregoriou: March 28, 1945 - February 2, 1955
  • Vasilios Kyriakopoulos: February 5, 1955 - December 24, 1955
  • Demetrios Galanis: December 31, 1955 - August 7, 1967
  • Ioannis Pezmazoglou: February 11, 1960 - August 5, 1967
  • Konstantinos Thanos: January 5, 1968 - September 10, 1969
  • Eustathios Panas: September 11, 1969 - August 9, 1974
  • Nikolaos Kyriazidis: August 9, 1974 - January 5, 1977
  • Nikolaos Charissopoulos: October 21, 1975 - November 6, 1981
  • Evangelos Devletoglou: December 23, 1977 - November 8, 1978
  • Georgios Drakos: November 24, 1978 - October 20, 1981
  • Demetrios Chalikias: November 16, 1981 - February 6, 1984
  • Evangelos Kourakos (1st period): July 10, 1982 - February 11, 1986
  • Panagiotis Korliras: February 20, 1984 - August 30, 1985
  • Eustathios Papageorgiou: September 17, 1985 - September 17, 1989
  • Georgios Provopoulos: October 1, 1990 - November 29, 1993
  • Vasilios Antonioudakis: October 1, 1990 - December 19, 1991
  • Panagiotis Pavopoulos: February 21, 1992 - November 29, 1993
  • Evangelos Kourakos (2nd period): December 1, 1993 - September 4, 1996
  • Lucas Papademos: December 1, 1993 - October 26, 1994
  • Panagiotis Thomopoulos: October 26, 1994 - March 3, 2009
  • Nikolaos Garganas: September 5, 1996 – June 13, 2002
  • Nikolaos Paleocrassas: June 14, 2002 - June 14, 2008
  • Eleni Dendrinou-Louri: June 15, 2008 - present
  • Ioannis M. Papadakis: March 3, 2009 - present

Notes

  1. ^ "Euro FAQ". The Euro Information Website. http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/InformationWebsite.htm?http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/faq.htm#Which_country_are_the_Euro_Banknotes_from. Retrieved 15 January 2009.  

See also

  • Celebrating the 75th anniversary of its foundation, the bank was selected as a main motif of a high value commemorative coin, the Greek €200 75th anniversary of Bank of Greece commemorative coin, minted in 2003. Two type of coins were minted: one in silver and the other in gold. They were distributed among bank employees and officials.

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