Lew Dickey is the Chairman of the board of directors of Akazoo. In 1997, Lew co-founded Cumulus Media and built it into the 2nd largest radio company in America, serving as Chairman and CEO for 16 years. He is also Chairman of Modern Luxury, the nation’s largest regional publishing company. Lew has a Bachelors and Masters from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.
Apostolos N. Zervos is the founder and CEO of Akazoo, that he founded as a music streaming service in 2010. He has more than 16 years of experience in managing, building and scaling innovative and disruptive technology consumer propositions in new media organically and through M&A. As an executive and entrepreneur, he has pioneered and launched some of the first global mobile propositions for Fortune 500 companies and top global brands. Apostolos received his B.A. from Yale University, in 2002.
Maja Lapcevic is Senior Vice President, Mastercard Labs and leads Mastercard Lab’s Global Innovation Programs. Prior to joining Mastercard, Maja held multiple roles at Citi Ventures including Senior Vice President, Venture Investing and Director of Strategic Growth, focusing on Commerce Payments, FinTech, and Market Technology domains. Lapcevic holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.
Athan Stephanopoulos is President of NowThis, a digital media brand that produces and distributes video news for mobile and social audiences. NowThis is the largest news source for millennials globally (according to Tubular Labs). Previously, Stephanopoulos was the founder and CEO of Cliptamatic, a social video distribution platform that was acquired by NowThis in 2014.
David Roche is the Executive Chairman of GoHenry Ltd. a privately backed fintech company and the former President of Hotels.com and Expedia Lodging Partner Service, Expedia Inc, where he grew Hotels.com global expansion over 10 years. He also serves as the Chairman of Guestline, a software company operating in the hospitality space. He is an experienced angel investor in the European technology space and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Alexander Macridis is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Chryssafidis S.A. an industrial equipment distribution company operating in South East Europe, a Member of the Board of Directors of Aegean Airlines, a General Secretary of SEV, the Hellenic Federation of Industries and Member of Yale University’s President’s Council on International Activities. In previous roles, Macridis was at Goldman Sachs & Co., in M&A and Corporate Finance. Macridis has a BA and JD Law degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Panagiotis Dimitropoulos has been a non-executive director of Akazoo Limited since 2015. Mr. Dimitropoulos founded InternetQ Group Ltd in 2000 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since November 1, 2012. Mr. Dimitropoulos is considered a pioneer in the mobile value added services industry and has grown InternetQ to one with international presence and operations. He completed his academic studies in Law at the Athens University and earned an MBA from ALBA.