The Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade was founded 27 years ago with a mission to convene Hellenes and Philhellenes for the purpose of advancing their business interests in Toronto. Over the years, it has delivered successful events that have convened cumulatively almost a thousand Hellenes and Philhellenes in Canada, such as: the Annual Business Awards, the Flavours of Greece, the Christmas Networking Party, the Student Mentorship Day, and the Eurobank Trade Mission.
The COVID-19 pandemic created a unique opportunity for the HCBT to revisit its objectives and scope. Through a long process of strategic planning and re-organization, the HCBT is now pursuing a national reach within Canada and deepening its presence in Greece through strategic partnerships with local organizations. In the organization's long history, there has always been one constant: a dedicated group of volunteers and sponsors that support the operations and growth of the HCBT.
Our Leadership History2021 - Present, Vasileios Tsianos
2015 - 2021, Michael Gekas
2009 - 2015, Aggy Apostolopoulos
2004 - 2009, George Matheacakis
2002 - 2004, Aristotle "Telly" Christou
1998 - 2002, Greg Kanargelidis
1996 - 1998, George Christopoulos
1994 - 1996, Ken Stathakis
Over the years, the HCBT has recognized Greek-Canadian leaders with our Annual Business Awards
Executive Vice President, Global Finance at Scotiabank
Retired Deputy Minister at the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure
Founder, Honeycomb Hospitality Group Inc.
CEO & Founder at Ghost Kitchen Brands
President and CEO of Conundrum Capital Corporation
Dr. Foteini Agrafioti
Chief Science Officer at RBC and Head of Borealis AI
President of Fortigo Freight Services
CEO of Romios Gold Resources and Appia Energy Corp
CEO of Queen Street Partners
Peter Tsebelis and Gus Giazitzidis
Founders, King Street Food Company
CEO of Triple Group of Companies
CEO of Jimmy The Greek
National Tax Leader at PwC Canada
Founder & CEO, Silverware POS Inc.
Yiannis and Kostas Koveos
Owner and President, Schinoussa Sea Vegetables
Chief Executive Officer, Neo Performance Materials
President of Cinespace Film Studios
Founder and CEO, Dominion Voting
Social Entrepreneur, Author, and Public Speaker
President and CEO, Mr. Greek Restaurants
Founder and President, Thinkbox National
President and Founder, Pulp & Fiber Inc.
Founder and CEO, Kolonaki Group
Founder and CEO, Easy Plastic Containers
Founder, Pegasus Group
Commplete Innovations Inc.
Tom and Zabeta Dimakopoulos
Ellas Banquet Hall
Founder, Biochem Environmental Solutions
Founder, Chairman's Brands
Co-Founder, Dine.TO and Director, TouchBistro
Founder and Managing Partner, Sotos LLP
President and CEO, Enwave Energy Corporation