The company that's about to change the Greek insurance sector

Tell us more about Hellas Direct, what is your business model and what makes you unique in the market you operate in? Hellas Direct is a digital-first, full-stack insurance company, empowered by cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence. The company is backed by a roster of all-star investors, which include IFC, Third Point LLC, Portag3 Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst, former Goldman Sachs economist Lord O’Neill and private equity veteran Jon Moulton. We model ourselves on Amazon and we aim to disrupt the insurance value chain by adopting an extreme focus on operational excellence.

Emilios Markous

Co- Founder and Executive Director of Hellas Direct, has a wealth of knowledge, with 18 years’ experience in the financial service industry. He has headed major projects in his previous positions in Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Co.

Emilios is a member of the Institute of Actuaries, and holds a BSc in Computer Science, MSc in Actuarial Science, Masters in Finance from the London Business School.

Alexis Pantazis

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hellas Direct, is a Fulbright and British Chevening Scholar and Robert & Diane Levy Fellow.

Alexis is a veteran in the financial services sector, with 12 years’ experience.

He holds a BA(Hons)/MA(Cantab) in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Wharton School.