Maria Theofanopoulou is President and CEO of Danae Travel and Media Group. Founded in 1970, the group consists of companies engaged in three major sectors in the Greek travel industry: publishing (printed, digital and content provision), on-line travel agency and airline representation. As Head of the group, Maria Theofanopoulou is responsible for setting the overall business direction and product strategy, leading its people and executing the plans set for all three companies:
She is also an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA); the Board of Directors of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE); the Board of Directors KIPOKA (an independent citizens movement for the city of Athens). She is also a former member of the board of directors of the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) and the Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA).
She holds a Masters degree in Marketing from Scotland. She has also received various awards for Marketing projects as well as for photography and athletic competitions. Born and raised in Athens, she is married and raising three wonderful children.