Rania Ekaterinari is founder and managing partner of Ekati Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting firm providing strategic, business and financial advisory services.
Rania also currently serves as an independent board member in three listed companies, two of which are included in the Athens Large Cap 25 Index, namely Motor Oil S.A., ElvalHalcor S.A. and Coral SA. She is Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Motor Oil S.A., member of the Nom & Rem Committee of Elval Halcor S.A. and member of the Sustainability Committee of both groups. Also she is member of the Audit Committee of Coral SA.
Rania also participates in various women global networks, including
• Member of the European Network of Women in Leadership (WIL), with a network of 300+ women in high-level positions across 24 European countries. Also member of WIL Career Development Leaders for mentoring young female talents in Europe.
• Member of WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD), the leading membership organization and community of women corporate board directors, serving on more than 8,500 boards around the world.
• Athens Chair for 50/50 Women on Boards, the leading global education and advocacy non-profit oganisation for gender balance and diversity on corporate boards
Rania served as CEO of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (HCAP) from February 2017 to February 2021. Also Chaired the Candidates Committee (Selection Panel for board member appointments at 17 HCAP subsidiaries). HCAP is Greece’s sovereign fund, established in 2017, having majority shareholdings in large state-owned enterprises active in key sectors of the economy, as well as being the sole shareholder for the privatization fund TAIPED (HRADF) and the Public Properties Company (ETAD).
Before HCAP, Rania was a Partner at Ernst & Young (EY) in Transaction Advisory Services and Energy Sector Leader for SE Europe. During 2010 – 2015, she was Deputy CEO and member of the Board of Public Power Corporation (PPC), the largest listed Greek electric utility.
Previously, she worked for more than 10 years in Corporate and Investment Banking in London and in Athens, for Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and Eurobank. She began her career at Texaco, in oil and gas development in the Caspian region.
She is member of the Leadership Committee of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and member of the Advisory Board of Dianeosis, the leading non-profit think tank institute in Greece on social, economic and policy reforms matters. In the past, she served as member of the Council on Competitiveness of Greece (COMPETEGR) and member of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council (HCGC).
She holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering from Aristotle University and an MBA from City University in London.