Alexander Georgiadis (Co-President)
Krinos Foods Canada Ltd.
President Krinos Foods Canada Ltd. and Tiras Dairies Inc.
Krinos is the leading importer, distributor and manufacturer of Greek/Mediterranean specialty foods with distribution and production facilities in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Tiras Dairies, specializes in the production of Greek specialty cheeses in Alberta.
Alexander, holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University 85’ and a B.A. in Political Science from IONA College 83’. At Columbia as a student of the School of International and Public affairs (S.I.P.A.), he was elected President of his class and since 2009 he is also a member of the S.I.P.A. Advisory Board.
He speaks English, Greek, French and Spanish.
John Sotos (Co-President)
John Sotos is the founding partner of Sotos LLP and carries on a broad transactional and dispute resolution practice in franchise, hospitality, automotive, grocery and distribution law.
John possesses unique expertise in franchising corporate networks, mergers of competing systems and offers an expert perspective on franchise regulation, having advised governments on both a national and international scale throughout his career. He regularly counsels companies on matters regarding structuring international and domestic franchise transactions, system restructurings, distribution of products and services as well as on franchise disclosure matters.
He offers strategic support to franchisors, buying or selling franchise systems, as well as those who are in the process of repositioning their concept or brand. John has significant expertise negotiating complex franchise matters and is counsel to numerous trade and not for profit associations.
John also has substantial experience advising family owned companies in transitioning to professional management, including the establishment, management and leadership of advisory and other boards that facilitate intergenerational succession.
Anna Antonopoulos (Treasurer)
Vice President Finance
Anna Antonopoulos CPA, CA: Vice President Finance of the Antonopoulos Group, a dynamic hospitality and real estate company with a portfolio of boutique hotels, restaurants and spas in Old Montreal. Over the past many years, the group has been recognized on several occasions for its exceptional contribution to regional tourism.
Anna is also a board member of the Foundation of the Contemporary Arts Museum of Montreal. The Antonopoulos Group has been honoured with the Montreal Arts-Business Award for their continued support of the arts.
Alexandra Tzannidakis (Secretary)
Drache Aptowitzer LLP
Alexandra Tzannidakis is a partner at the law firm of Drache Aptowitzer LLP, where she practices tax, corporate, non-profit and charity law. She assists charities and non-profit organizations across Canada with all aspects of their operations, including charity registration, governance structure, risk management, legislative compliance, audits, large donations, and operating abroad. She also advises individuals and corporations on tax issues, and litigates tax disputes on their behalf.
Alexandra is an executive member of the Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, where she assists in making representations to various levels of government on behalf of the non-profit sector. She previously worked as part of a volunteer team to reform internal structures and policies of the Canadian Bar Association. She frequently speaks and writes on topics of interest to charities and non-profit organizations, and her work regularly appears in high-profile industry publications. She has also appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. Alexandra attended McGill University and the University of Leicester before being called to the Ontario bar in 2013.
Kostas Andrikopoulos (Chair of Fundraising)
KNA Strategic Wealth Consulting Corp.
Kostas N. Andrikopoulos, CPA, CA, TEP is President of KNA Strategic Wealth Consulting Corp. Kostas is former President and CEO of T.E. WEALTH (T. E. FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS LTD.), Toronto, which is one of the Top 15 wealth management firms in Canada with offices from Vancouver, BC to St Johns, NL. Kostas was frequently interviewed as a financial expert by major media outlets such as CBC TV Business World, ROB TV, the Toronto Star and the Globe & Mail.
Kostas was also a Lecturer at the Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal and taught almost 150 MBA, C.A. and undergraduate B.Comm students per semester while constantly ranked in the top 10 per cent of lecturers by students.
His community involvement has been tireless and Kostas currently is a Member of the Advisory Board at John Molson School of Business, Montreal, QC and has helped launch Family legacy and wealth program. He is on the Board of Directors of CAF CANADA, Toronto, ON where he very successfully initiated speaker series and developed fundraising programs. Kostas is also on the Board of Directors of the Helderleigh Foundation, Nutritional Literacy.
Kostas past activities are many and include: Advisor to Band Council of Osoyoos Indian Band, Osoyoos, B.C.; member of the Audit Committee and member of the Canadians for a New Partnership, Toronto, ON; member of the Board of Directors of TORONTO PHILHARMONIA; Marketing Committee member for ROGERS CANTEL, Montreal; Member of the Advisory Board at McGill University, Faculty of Arts, Montreal where he initiated speaker series and developed fundraising programs; Board of Directors and Chair Finance Committee for Don Mills Foundation, Toronto; Board of Directors and Finance Committee Chair , VP Administration and Finance for Boys Scouts Of Canada Quebec Council, Montreal and Board of Governors and Audit chair at Dawson College, Montreal.