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The President

Andre Papantoniou

Andre Papantoniou was born in Dara, Arcadia, in 1943.

He graduated from the High School of Tripoli and in 1961, following a call from his relatives, he departed for Canada, where he lived for five years, working and at the same time attending at the McGill University.

He then moved to the United States where he was involved in the food processing and production industry. His dynamic business spirit prompted him to become involved in food services in California and Chicago.

Together with his deceased brother, Costas Papantoniou, they founded Olympia Foods in 1972 in Chicago.

Olympia Foods is a successful business, having as its main mission the quality and the best service of its customers. The number of employees exceeds 220 people, while it distributes its products to the largest food chains in the US, with exports to Central America, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong.

Apart from his professional activities, he is an active member of the Hellenic American community, participating and supporting charitable organizations both in the United States and Greece.

Since 1992 he has been an active member of the Pan Arcadian Federation of America.

In October 2016, he was elected president of the Pan Arcadian Federation of America.

On taking up his duties, he took the initiative to register Greek-American Arcadians living in the United States.

On April 28, 2018, he was awarded a prize in Chicago for his contribution to the Greek community by the Federation of Hellenic American Organizations “Enosis”.

He is married to Vasiliki Papantoniou and has two children, Petros and Katerina, who work at Olympia Foods.

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