Mr. Paraschis is the Chief Executive Officer of the “Athens International Airport S.A.” (AIA) since 2007. He joined AIA shortly after its establishment in 1996, following an international career in Strategic Management Consulting. He served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Paraschis is the Former Immediate Past Chair of the Governing Board of the world trade association of airports, Airports Council International (ACI) which he served as Chairman the period 2011-2013. He is currently member of the Board of the European trade body, ACI EUROPE, which he has also served as Chairman for the period from 2007 to 2009. Following a series of international distinctions for Athens International Airport and after twenty years of personal contribution to the international aviation industry, Mr. Paraschis was honoured with the “CAPA Airport Chief Executive of the Year 2015” Award in October 2015. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Athens Airport Fuel Pipeline Company S.A. and participates as a member in various other boards of companies and trade associations such the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) and Marketing Greece SA. He holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Hamburg in Germany.