CEO Forthnet

Panos Papadopoulos is one of the founding members of Forthnet, the company that brought internet in Greece. He started his career at Forthnet in 1991, holding many director positions and a leading role in innovative initiatives such as the acquisition in 2008 of Nova, the company that brought pay TV in Greece.

Since 2011, holding from that time the position of Chief Executive Officer, he successfully led the completion of the operational integration of the two companies as well as a great organic restructuring in order to deal with the changing macroeconomic environment and increased competition. Furthermore, during the economic crisis, he successfully completed a Share Capital Increase in cash and continues to have a leading role in the developments in the field, innovating – once more – with the creation of the pioneer Nova 3play bundled services that changed consumers’ culture.

At the same time, Forthnet signed a TV Rights Central Management Agreement with Super League, securing exclusive broadcast of the Greek football championship until 2019, thus becoming the main strategic partner of professional football in the country.

After 25 years in the telecommunications and mass media industry, he is considered among the pioneers in the field since, under his management, Forthnet introduced the definition ‘double play’ in the market and with the launch of Nova 3Play service the company exceeded 1 million subscriptions. He was born in 1970 in Ag. Nikolaos, Crete, and he is a graduate of the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Crete. He also holds an MBA from A.L.B.A. Business School.

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Panos Papadopoulos, CEO, Forthnet