ECONOMY

The government yesterday announced…

The government yesterday announced the appointment of Panayiotis Athanassopoulos as new chairman and chief executive of the Public Power Corporation (PPC). Athanassopoulos, 62, has held various academic posts in the USA and Greece, as well as positions with Toyota, including heading its Greek unit and as chief operating and managing officer of Toyota Motor Marketing Europe, before being named executive adviser in July 2006. He replaces Dimitris Maniatakis, who resigned last week as CEO after two years in the position. He is also replacing Costas Kyriakopoulos in the position of chairman.