The 2018 Extel Survey results were published on June 6. Τhis year 11.5k professionals voted from circa 3,000 buy-side firms, 300 sell-side companies and 1,000 corporates throughout Europe, while the nominees were circa 20k from circa 3,000 institutions.
In this year’s survey, CEO Christos Megalou was voted “Best CEO” among all Greek corporates (including banks) and ranked 5th in Europe among 97 banks:
- Jose Antonio Alvarez, Santander
- Carlo Messina, Intesa Sanpaolo
- Gonzalo Gortazar, CaixaBank SA
- Jean-Pierre Mustier, UniCredit
- Christos Megalou, Piraeus Bank SA
Piraeus Bank was awarded the 1st place in Greece among all corporates (including banks) for its IR services, up from 2nd position last year. Piraeus’ IR ranked 9th among 128 European banks.
Extel is considered as the most reliable and well-regarded IR survey on an international scale, for both the buy-side and the sell-side, with distinctions awarded through direct voting by market participants (i.e. investors, analysts, brokers, asset managers etc).
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