September 9, 2011

Metropoulos receives Executive of the Year Award from HABA
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The Hellenic American Bankers Association honored C. Dean Metropoulos as its 2011 Executive of the Year, during its 29th annual gala held recently at the Union League Club of New York City. Mr. Metropoulos is the chairman and C.E.O. of C. Dean Metropoulos & Company (“CDM”), a boutique acquisition and management firm with offices in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut.

The Hellenic American Bankers Association (HABA.) was established in 1982 to promote the professional and educational interests of Greek-Americans in the banking and finance industries. Since its inception HABA has strived to serve the interests of Greek-American financial professionals through the sponsoring of lectures, seminars, cocktail receptions and other events featuring many distinguished speakers.

John Metaxas served as Master or Ceremonies at the gala, and he introduced HABA President Georgia Mouzakis Tavlarios, who in turn welcomed the guests, among them Aghi Balta, Greece’s Consul General in New York, Koula Sophianou, Consul General of Cyprus, State Senator and the Majority Leader at the New York State Senate Dean Skelos, as well as State Assemblywomen Aravela Simotas and Nicole Malliotakis.

Mark Rockefeller introduced Dean Metropoulos and praised his business abilities and his values as a human being. Metropoulos thanked HABA for the distinction and he also spoke with affection of his wife Marianna and his sons Evan and Deran. He then referred to the economic crisis in Greece (he is in the group of Greek American businessmen from whom Prime Minister Papandreou sought advice upon resuming his duties) and the situation here at home, which requires greater responsibility and commitment.

C. Dean Metropoulos & Company has participated in more than 72 acquisitions involving over $12 billion in invested capital over the past 25 years and has earned some of the most attractive returns on Wall Street. Mr. Metropoulos sits on the boards of a number of companies both in the United States and in Europe and he also invests in high quality real estate properties and boutique luxury hotels.

Georgia Mouzakis Tavlarios thanked all those who contributed to the event’s success, as well to those who stood with her and HABA during the past season’s cycle of activities.