Mr. Anastasios Rozolis
(SEKPY) Hellenic Manufactures of Defence Material Association
Tassos Rozolis was born in Athens in 1964. He is married, with three children.
Economic University of Athens, Economic Analysis, 1982-1986
Hellenic Army, 1986-1988
Implementation of Offset Contracts (Monitoring Offset Benefits and Programs, Management of Defence
Marketing Dept. of OLS Ltd. : 1988-2000
Managing Director of AKMON S.A. since 2000
Treasurer of SEKPY (Hellenic Manufacturers of Defense Materials Association) 2010-2012
President of SEKPY since 2012 Tassos Rozolis has a 25 years experience in the Greek Defense Environment
including Defense Procurements, Offsets, Consulting, and Defense Manufacturing. Due to his involvement with
SEKPY (Hellenic Manufacturers of Defense Materials Association), he has vast knowledge of the Greek Defense
industry: MoD Legislation including OB rules and procurements Law, Greek manufacturers, their capabilities,
opportunities and problems.
Language: Fluent in English and French
"Defense and Security Industry Synergies 4Blue Economy"
SEKPY, is the non-profit association of Hellenic Defence Manufacturers. It was established in 1982 and since
then its main role is to Support and Promote the interest of the Hellenic Defence Industry in the domestic and
international market. It consists of more than 120 member-companies (State owned and Private), with more
than 15.000 employees working in its member companies. As of today’s conference, the finding along with the
direct prospect of extracting the hydrocarbons from the Republic of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone creates,
apart from growth opportunities, apart from the need for new infrastructure and new jobs, additional needs
for effectively protecting and consolidating security in the aforementioned area. Governments, state funded
organizations but also private entities and oil majors should form synergies in order to develop products (such
as UAVs, vessels, sea platforms) and applications (e.g. satellite applications) which will be meeting their own
needs, allowing them to take advantage of their know how, experience and infrastructure, boosting a sense of
security and stability.
I take this opportunity to propose ZOMIDEA the establishment of a forum, whose aim will be to pave the
ground and set the rules for synergies between all countries, all companies and industries who could be
The same way that all parties interested formed synergies for the hydrocarbons’ extraction … the same parties
should now form synergies in order to assure security, stability and uninterrupted growth.