Mr. Jimmy Giatas - Appointed Trustee
Mr. Giatas grew up in Thessaloniki and graduated from Pinewood in 1996. After general studies at Boston University in the USA, he went on to complete a Bachelor’s in Economics from Vesalius College–Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium and an MBA in Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management from UBI United Business Institutes in Brussels, Belgium.
Mr. Giatas is Founder and Managing Director of Sofia's Bungalows, a Villa resort in Mykonos, and Webco Internet Solutions. Having also operations in the fur trade for more than a decade, Mr.Giatas has traded with China, Hong Kong, Denmark, the USA and Canada. He speaks Greek, English, French and Chinese.
He was brought up in Thessaloniki and resides here with his wife and daughter. Outside of Greece, he has been a short or long term resident of the United States (New York, Boston, Sacramento) of which he is a citizen, as well as Paris, Brussels, London, Southampton, Copenhagen and Hong Kong.
As an alumnus of Pinewood, Mr. Giatas has a longstanding relationship with our school, including sponsorship of the annual Ryan Giatas Award, an esteemed award given each year to one student in honor of his late brother. Mr. Giatas’ daughter, Poleta, attended Pinewood’s Early Years Program.
Mr. Giatas has a long-term interest in the school and is honored to offer his services to the Board of Directors and work collectively with the administration to maintain Pinewood’s competitive position as a premiere choice and opportunity for young people from Greece and around the world. Mr. Giatas has been serving on the Board since 2013.