Greece Management Committee

Representation and Advocacy

Our international management committees play a crucial role in overseeing and advancing AIA’s standing in the accounting profession in their jurisdictions.

The Greek Branch was formed in 2008.

The committee acts as a voice for our members in their region. It advocates for their interests, ensuring their concerns, needs, and perspectives are considered in policymaking, regulatory changes, and industry developments.

They work to establish and maintain relationships with governmental bodies and local professional organisations to further recognition of the AIA Professional Qualification and the reputation of the Association.

The committee provides expertise and guidance to AIA on local technical consultations and regulatory developments, staying updated on technical changes and developments in the accounting landscape. They also establish and maintain connections with national professional bodies, building relationships and creating opportunities for knowledge sharing and best practice.

The international management committees are also key in providing additional services and support to AIA members in their countries.

Education and Networking

The committee contributes to the Association’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes.

Organising social events fosters camaraderie among members, promotes networking in a more informal setting, and strengthens our professional community by creating spaces for social interaction and relationship building.

They also forge relationships with local educational institutions, creating opportunities for members to enhance their professional qualifications and facilitating pathways for aspiring professionals to enter the field.

To aid in this area we have committee members from our partner institutes:  

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) which was established in 1837 and is the oldest higher education institute in Greece.  It is a self-governed legal entity and all major policies are determined by the Ministry of Education and Religion.  Today its one of the largest universities by enrolment in Europe.

Epsilon Net SA started in 1999 with the aim of combining educational activity with information aimed at meeting the needs of executives in the wider financial field.

Today they are pioneers in Vocational Education, with up-to-date educational training programs, certified professional qualifications and recognized postgraduate study programs.  They are a certified Level 2 Lifelong Learning Training Centre.

Office Bearers

George Josephakis, President
AIA Council Member George Josephakis

George Josephakis



George is Managing Director of G Josephakis Audit Ltd, a firm of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus, specialising in auditing and assurance, corporate and personal taxation, business consulting and accounting. George trained as an accountant in London and has significant experience of working in commercial organisations both in the UK and Cyprus before establishing his own practice.

He is an expert in anti-money laundering and is a member of the International Compliance Association. Expertise which has been invaluable in his role as Chair of the Regulatory Oversight Committee, which deals with scrutiny, oversight, and review of AIA’s regulatory requirements as a recognised supervisory body under the Money Laundering Regulations.

George also acts as President of the AIA Branches in both Cyprus and Greece, and is actively involved in the efforts to further AIA’s recognition in Greece.

He is a member of the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs (EFAA) Digital Working Group.

Declaration of Interest

Andreas Demetroulopoulos, Vice President

Andreas Demetroulopoulos

Vice President


Andreas is an experienced Financial Services Professional and Co-founder of Financial and Accounting Firm.

Over the last three years Andreas has held a position as a Management Accountant at Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. Prior to that he worked at the Investment Bank of Greece / Optima Bank as a Tax Advisor and Investment Banker.

Andreas studied (BA) Business Studies. He is a Fellow Member of the Association of International Accountants UK and Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He holds a professional Accreditation from Hellenic Capital Market Commission Type C (Portfolio Management) and Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Advance Level.

Dimitris Dimitriou, Honorary Secretary

Dimitris Dimitriou

Honorary Secretary


Dimitris Dimitriou is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate in Economics from the University of Piraeus. 

As a Certified Auditor, he completed a two year postgraduate training and professional development program at the Institute of Certified Auditors and Public Accountants (IESOL).

Since 1998, he has been a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has been practicing as a Certified Public Accountant to date. He has held managerial positions for several years in international audit firms such as BDO, Grant Thornton, and recently at Baker Tilly Hellas.

His experience includes tax, and financial audits of financial statements for both listed and non listed companies, as well as public organizations (municipalities, public enterprises, etc.), prepared either according to Greek accounting standards or International Financial Reporting Standards (I.F.R.S). His work involves mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, evaluations, and tax planning for companies.

Since 2002, he has been a lecturer in specialised seminars on financial, tax, and business topics.

Based on his extensive experience and specialization in the application of Greek Accounting Standards and I.F.R.S as a Certified Public Accountant and lecturer, he collaborated with Epsilon Training to publish his first book on 'Analysis & Interpretation Greek Accounting Standards on a Tax Basis.'

Since December 11, 2016, he has been an elected member of the assembly of representatives of the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, licensed to practice the economic profession.

Eirini Tsesmeli, Honorary Treasurer (Co-opted)

Eirini Tsesmeli

Honorary Treasurer (Co-opted)


Eirini is an economic advisor for businesses and a member of the Chamber of Commerce with a license as an Accountant-Tax Consultant

She specialises in business development as well as matters related to tax, insurance and economics legislation.

She studied Computerised Accounting at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and Business Financial Management, obtaining a European Program Diploma at OPE.

She holds a degree in Computer Science specialising in Programming, Code Analysis and Databases and has professional training in Statistical Studies and English Commercial and Banking Technology.

She has excellent knowledge of English and Italian and is proficient in Russian.

Committee Members

Stamatis Dritsas, Committee Member

Stamatis Dritsas

Committee Member


Stamatis is a distinguished professional with an exceptional track record in auditing, assurance, and risk advisory. With a wealth of experience spanning various dimensions of auditing, he has made significant contributions to the financial landscape.

His proficiency is underscored by a comprehensive understanding of accounting, with a focus on accounting law and financial reporting. The breadth of knowledge extends to both private and public sector accounting standards, with a profound mastery of Greek GAAP, IFRS, and IPSAS.

A Certified Public Accountant and esteemed member of various professional bodies, including the Hellenic Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of International Accountants UK, the Institute of Public Accountants Australia, and the Institute of Financial Accountants UK, Stamatis has proven his commitment to upholding the highest standards of the accounting profession. Additionally, being a Qualified Internal Auditor in Greece further attests to his expertise.

An accomplished author, he has penned a book on financial reporting and co-authored three others, delving into the realms of accounting and corporate law. His prolific contributions include numerous studies, conference proceedings, and specialized papers published in esteemed scientific and professional journals.

Stamatis embodies the epitome of a multifaceted professional, seamlessly integrating expertise, experience, and a passion for advancing the realms of auditing, accounting, and corporate governance.

Nikos Papagiannis, Committee Member

Nikos Papagiannis

Committee Member


Nikos is an experienced Tax Accountant, Head of Tax & labour legislation compliance department at Epsilon net, author and lecturer. His ambition is to help colleagues and accountants to operate at the highest level, regarding methodology, know how, code of ethics and professionalism through articles, books and seminars. 

His experience as a Certified tax accountant, Tax Advisor and CFO includes tax, accounting, preparation of financial statements according to Greek accounting standards, tax planning and reporting for companies.

As the Head of Tax & labour legislation compliance department his role includes editing of Epsilon7 tax and accounting and labour legislation magazine and

As an Author of accounting books (about the implementation of Greek Standards Accounting in businesses, called "Praktikos Odigos Logistikis"), as well as an author of tax and accounting articles, his aim is to contribute to deep understanding of the principles, facing special topics and implementation of tax and accounting in companies' activities.

Nikos is a Lecturer in taxation and accounting seminars and focuses on simplifying the complexity of Greek legislation. As a public speaker he looks to inspire new accountants and economic individuals to excel at their point of interest. Nikos is passionate about sharing his knowledge and methodology.

Nikos is a Member of Greece Management Committee of Association of International Accountants (, member of Tax Committee of Federation of Industries of Greece ( and member of Tax Committee of Association for SA and Entrepreneurship ( Has been (2019-2023) elected member of Convention of Representatives of Economic Chamber of Greece.

He is passionate about topics such as: Time management, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership qualities, Communication and public speaking skills etc.

Nikolaos Eriotis, Academic Advisor

Nikolaos Eriotis

Academic Advisor


Dr. Eriotis is a Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, ex-chairman of the Department of Economics and possesses extensive professional and teaching experience. During his career he was a consultant at the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Health in Greece and a number of companies from the private sector. In addition, he has authored and co-authored several textbooks.

As the author of more than 70 articles, monographs, and papers, his work has appeared in numerous scientific journals.

His current research concerns Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis and Cost Accounting and his latest research interest is the application of Accountancy plans in the public and private sector.

Branch Address

AIA Greece Branch
64 Mitropoleos Street
105 63 Athens

T: +30 213 0995 666