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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kamil Ziegler

55 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Damian Cope

2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Spyridon Fokas

63 2013 A' Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Pavel Saroch

47 2017 B' Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Michal Houst

38 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Isabelle Moser

2017 Chief People Officer

Petros Xarchakos

2013 Accounting and Consolidation Director

Robert Chvatal

2017 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Christos Kopelouzos

38 2013 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Georgios Melisanidis

36 2013 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Marco Sala

2013 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Rudolf Jurcik

67 2013 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Dimitrakis Potamitis

76 2013 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Igor Rusek

2013 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Kamil Ziegler

Mr. Kamil Karel Ziegler has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since August 4, 2016. He served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer of the Company between October 11, 2013 and August 4, 2016. In 1984 Mr. Ziegler graduated from the University of Economics, Faculty of Trade, in Prague (Vysoka skola ekonomicka v Praze) in 1984. In 1996 he graduated from the Southern Graduate School of Banking at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He began his professional career at the State Bank of Czechoslovakia where he served in several top executive managerial positions: he worked as an Executive Director for Finance at Komercni banka, Prague, and then as a deputy CEO and Board member at Czech Savings Bank. Thereafter, he was appointed Chairman of the Board and CEO in the Czech state-owned Consolidation Bank. After that he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO in Raiffeisenbank Czech Republic. He also held the position of Executive Director for Finance and Board Member in the PPF Group. His last executive appointment was as the CEO and proxy holder in SAZKA sazkova kancelar, the largest Czech lottery organization, where he is currently serving as a Board member. Mr. Ziegler was also a member of the Board of Directors of many companies in the Czech Republic and Cyprus. He is also the Vice President of the Czech Club of Chief Financial Officers.

Damian Cope

Mr. Damian Cope has served as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since July 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Company between June 23, 2016 and July 2016. Damian has almost twenty years’ experience in the gaming industry having held a number of senior roles across both retail and digital operations. Prior to joining OPAP Damian was Managing Director, International and Group Strategy Director of the leading UK bookmaker Ladbrokes Plc. At Ladbrokes Damian had responsibility for all non-UK, betting & gaming activities, across both retail and digital channels. This included regulated businesses in Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland and Australia. Damian was also a Board Director of Sportium Apuestas Deportivas, the Spanish sports betting JV with Cirsa Group. Previously Damian was Group Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Ecommerce for the Gala Coral Group, the leading UK operator of betting, bingo and casino activities. He also held senior management positions at Rank Group Plc and Blue Square. Damian has a law degree from University of Bristol , England.

Spyridon Fokas

Mr. Spyridon (Spyros) P. Fokas has served as A' Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since October 11, 2013. He was Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between September 12, 2013 and October 11, 2013. In 1977, Mr. Fokas graduated from the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, whilst during 1977-1978 he undertook post-graduate studies in shipping law at the University College London. As an Attorney-At-Law Mr. Fokas has been a Member of the Piraeus Bar Association since 1980 and practices law specializing in the sectors of maritime and corporate law. Mr. Fokas is a member of the Hellenic Maritime Law Association, whereas since 2005 he is a member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He was Member of the Audit Committee of the Company between October 11, 2013 and November 7, 2013. He is Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of the Company.

Pavel Saroch

Mr. Pavel Miroslav Saroch has served as B' Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since March 2, 2017. He was Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between October 11, 2013 and March 2, 2017. He graduated from the University of Economics, Prague, Vysoka skola ekonomicka v Praze. Having specialized in investment banking and economic management of corporations since 1995, he has served in management positions with securities trading firms such as Ballmaier & Schultz CZ and Prague Securities. From 1999 to 2001, he was Member of the Board of Directors at I.F.B., which focuses on organizational and economic consultancy, management of private investment projects. In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ATLANTIK financni trhy and subsequently became a member of the company‘s Board of Directors. Mr. Saroch is a Member of the Boards of Directors of the parent company of KKCG investment group KKCG SE and of individual holding companies that belong to the Group. He is also the Chief Investment Officer of KKCG a.s. He is Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of the Company.

Michal Houst

Mr. Michal Miroslav Houst has served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since May 1, 2013. He was Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between October 11, 2013 and May 1, 2014. In 2005 Mr. Houst graduated from the University of Economics, in Prague (Vysoka skola ekonomicka v Praze). He began his professional career in JM Engineering as a financial manager, before moving to PPF, where he served as a financial analyst. In 2010 he became chief banking analyst at PPF Russia, with the focus of his responsibilities on Nomos Bank, in which he was later appointed as project manager, responsible for the various development and restructuring projects within the Bank. Also, he held the position of investment director in Emma Capital, responsible for the preparation, realization, management and monitoring of various investments.

Isabelle Moser

Petros Xarchakos

Robert Chvatal

Christos Kopelouzos

Mr. Christos Dimitrios Kopelouzos has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since October 11, 2013. Mr. Kopelouzos is currently Co-CEO of Copelouzos Group with business activities in the area of Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Electricity Production and Trading, Real Estate, Concessions, Airports and Gaming. In 2002 he completed his studies at the City University/City Business School in the field of Investment & Financial Risk Management.

Georgios Melisanidis

Mr. Georgios Dimitrios Melisanidis has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since October 11, 2013. Mr. Melisanidis is a Greek entrepreneur with investments in the shipping, oil trading and marine environmental services sectors. Mr Melissanidis holds a Bachelor Degree in Maritime Studies from the Southampton Solent University.

Marco Sala

Mr. Marco Gaetano Sala has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since October 11, 2013. He is Chief Executive Officer of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly Lottomatica Group S.p.A.) with responsibilities for all the activities of the company. He joined Lottomatica, currently GTECH's Italian operation, in April 2003. Following Lottomatica's takeover of GTECH in August 2006, he was appointed Managing Director and General Manager of Lottomatica S.p.A. with responsibility for Italy and assigned European activities. In March 2009, he was appointed to his current position as CEO of the combined company. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of GTECH.S.p.A since March 2003. Prior to joining Lottomatica, Mr. Sala was Head of the Business Directories for Seat Pagine Gialle, a position that included responsibility for Thomson (Great Britain), Euredit (France) and Kompass (Italy) going concerns. Mr. Sala has also held senior management positions with Magneti Marelli (a Fiat Group company) as Head of the Lubricants Division and prior to that Head of the Spare Parts Division. Having joined Kraft in March 1985, he had a twelve-year career with the Company that included various roles in the Marketing Department as well as Sales Director of the Fresh Food Division. Mr. Sala graduated in Business and Economics from Universita Bocconi.

Rudolf Jurcik

Mr. Rudolf Jurcik has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since October 11, 2013. Mr. Jurcik studied Ancient and Oriental Languages as well as History at Charles University in Prague. He is currently the Owner and Executive Director of the Prestige Oblige, Private Management & Consultants FZ LLC in Dubai. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MAF Hospitality (Property) in Dubai and as President of the Oberoi International Group in New Delhi. He has also worked as a Special Advisor to the CEO of Air France Group in Paris and as Managing Director of Forte/Meridien Hotels in Paris. Additionally, Mr. Jurcik has served as a Senior Vice President of Meridien, based in Athens. He has also worked as a French foreign trade Advisor and as a Chief Operating Officer of the Casino Royal Evian in France. He has been Member of the Audit Committee of the Company since October 11, 2013.

Dimitrakis Potamitis

Mr. Dimitrakis Ioannis Potamitis has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since November 7, 2013. He graduated from the Athens University of Economics and Business (former ASOEE). His professional career began in 1968, as a junior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwC). His main expertise was shipping and banking audits. Since 1982 and up until 2004, Mr. Potamitis was a PWC Partner in charge of Piraeus Office-Greece, while from 2004 up to 2008 he acted as a Consultant. From 2008 and up until today he is an Independent, Non-Executive Board Member of Aegean Baltic Bank S.A. and Chairman of the Audit Committee, as well as Member of the Remuneration Committee (from 2012) of the aforementioned bank. Mr. Potamitis has also provided specialist consultancy and advisory services in matters related to the audit of the financial statements of companies in the shipping industry. He is a Member of the Hellenic Institute of Public Accountants – Auditors. He was Member of the Audit Committee of the Company between November 7, 2013 and 2015, and has been Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company since 2015.

Igor Rusek

Dr. Igor Milos Rusek has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. since October 11, 2013. Dr. Rusek graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he undertook post-graduate studies in international private law. He has served for many years as a member of Boards of Directors of various international groups of companies and has managed for two decades in this capacity the organization of internal audits, accounting standards and corporate governance under applicable international standards. From 1994 to 2001, he was Associate Attorney at ATAG Ernst & Young, auditing and consulting firm in Basel. In 2001 he was appointed Partner and Member of Executive Committee at ATAG. Meanwhile Dr. Rusek is Chief Executive Officer of ATAG PCS Ltd, a leading Swiss based European Advisory Company. He has the chair of ATAGs Compliance Audit Team and is mainly responsible for Audit and Tax Audit Procedures in companies which are administrated by ATAG, as well as their Corporate Governance. He served as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company between October 11, 2013 and November 7, 2013, and has served as Member of the Audit Committee of the Company since 2015.