EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Realizing that there are many prominent Greek-American executives who have given of themselves to the business, private and public sectors, and who deserve recognition, HABA instituted the Executive of the Year Award in 1992. This award has become a catalyst for our membership and for the larger Hellenic community to reach out and promote our heritage.
During the past 20 years, HABA has honored:
2016 Maria Vassalou, Partner & Portfolio Manager, Perella Weinberg Partners
2015 Michael Tadross, Hollywood Movie Producer, Warner Bros.
2014 Michael Psaros, Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner, KPS Capital Partners
2013 Brent Callinicos, Vice President, Chief Accountant & Treasurer, Google, Inc.
2012 John Catsimatidis, Chairman, Red Apple Group
2011 C. Dean Metropoulos, Chairman & CEO, CDM&Co.
2010 Jim Chanos, President & Founder, Kynikos Associates
2009 James Orphanides, President, First American Title Insurance of New York
2008 Panagiotis Tsakos & Nikolas Tsakos, Tsakos Shipping Group
2007 John P. Calamos Sr., Chairman, CEO & CIO, Calamos Asset Management
2006 Paul S. Sarbanes, United States Senator State of Maryland
2005 Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Founder & Chairman, easyGroup
2004 Dora Bakoyannis, Mayor, City of Athens, Greece
2002 Michael D. Capellas, Chairman & CEO, Compaq Computer
2001 Christos M. Cotsakos, President & CEO, E*Trade Group Inc.
2000 John C. Rigas, Chairman, President & CEO, Adelphia Communications
1999 Emmanuel Kampouris, Chairman & CEO, American Standard Inc. (retired)
1998 John. M. Tsimbinos, Chairman, Roslyn Bank Corp.
1997 William S. Stavropoulos, Chairman & CEO, Dow Chemical Company
1996 John A. Georges, Chairman & CEO, International Paper (retired)
1995 Ted Athanassiades, Vice Chairman, MET Life (retired)
1994 The Honorable Peter G. Peterson, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce & Chairman of The Blackstone Group
1993 Nassos Michas, former Chairman Private Banking, Merril Lynch & Co.