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Christos Balaskas
Vice President & General Manager, Eldorado, Greece

Christos Balaskas studied Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering in Athens and holds an MBA from City University London Business School & an MSc in Computer Science. Joined Shell Hellas in Athens in 1993 and in 1997 was transferred to Shell International in the Shell Centre, London, for new market entry & turn-around projects primarily in Latin America, Australia and Thailand. From 1999 until 2001 joined Natural Gas Consumer Products Division within BG Group in Reading, UK, and participated in a number of projects in UK, US, Brazil & Argentina. From 2001 returned to Greece and joined MJ Maillis Group, an industrial company in the secondary packaging sector. Within 2002 Christos rejoined Shell Group and was seconded to EPA Attiki Gas Supply Company (a JV in a gas distribution company in Athens were Shell holds a minority stake) and has served as Commercial Director and November 2009 appointed as the General Manager. Since October 2017 he is the Vice President & General Manager of Eldorado Gold.