Harry Sachinis

Chairman & CEO, DEPA S.A


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Mr. Sachinis is the Chairman and CEO of DEPA, the Greek Public Gas Corporation. DEPA imports both pipeline gas and LNG, and distributes it to electricity producers, industrial users and, through a set of three subsidiaries, to retail customers. DEPA is also planning to build regional pipelines to supply Caspian gas to the Balkan and Italian peninsulas.


Most recently he was an Operating Partner for Advent International, one of the world’s leading global private equity firms, where he was responsible for the global information and media space.


Prior to that he was President of The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Business Information Group, comprising Platts, McGraw-Hill Construction, and McGraw-Hill Aerospace & Defense. Under his leadership, the Group became one of the top global business-to-business information and media groups in the world.


Earlier Mr. Sachinis was President of Platts. He built Platts into the world’s largest commodities information services and solutions provider, and led Platts into new areas such as electronic trading. Every day, $20 billion worth of transactions were based on Platts information.


Mr. Sachinis was also Group Vice President of Standard & Poor’s, where he grew key strategic businesses and developed one of them into the largest global financial quote distributor on the Internet.


He holds an engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Harvard Business School