American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Member: Society Premium
Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., member of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce
109-111, Messoghion Avenue, Politia Business Centre, GR-115 26 Athens, Greece
Elias Spirtounias, Executive Director, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
After graduation from the School of Mathematics of the University of Athens, Elias Spirtounias completed his graduate studies at the School of Electrical Engineering (M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. studies) at Boston University. During his residence in the United States, he participated as a Research Engineer in several programmes in co-operation with other organisations and companies such as NASA, MIT, UNH, working mainly in the fields of analogue and digital circuits design and applications.
He returned to Greece in 1992 and after completing his military service in 1994, he held the position of Technical Director for the subsidiary of the Italian company Citec SpA., a firm specialised in the design, production and application of voice and image processing systems. From 1997 until February 2009, he worked for the Foundation of the Hellenic World, a major Greek non-profit cultural organisation starting as a Construction Supervisor and continuing as a Director of the Cultural Centre "Hellenic Cosmos". During his tenure, he contributed significantly to the expansion, development and operation of the Centre and its establishment as one of the most known cultural sites in Greece and abroad.
From March 2009, Elias Spirtounias holds the position of Executive Director of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.