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As peer leaders, board members are also active in their businesses, communities and families. These members have deep experience in almost every aspect of the organization’s activity, including chapter leadership, forum, events, education and networks.

Pascal Gerken

Anastasios Economou (YPO Monaco and French Riviera)

  • Title: YPO Chairman
  • Region: Europe
  • Committee: YPO Global Chairman, Compensation and HR Committee
  • Business: iGroup

Anastasios (Tassos) Economou (YPO Monaco and French Riviera) is the Founder and Managing Director of iGroup.

iGroup has a focus on relative value investing looking to spot an industry that is at the low part of the business cycle and invest in it. Industries where iGroup primarily is present include shipping, tech, spirits, real estate and biotech. The organization has a presence in London, England, Athens, Greece, and Monaco.

Prior to establishing iGroup, Tassos gained experience in the shipping industry, investment management and private equity investing.

Tassos was born in Athens, Greece. He graduated with honors from Athens College and went on to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University obtaining an Exhibition Award.

He joined YPO in 2005 and has been an extraordinarily active member at the chapter, regional and global level, having held more than 25 champion positions.

Tassos quickly became involved with his first chapter, YPO Greater Europe, holding five officer positions including Chapter Chair. He also was Chapter Chair of YPO Euro Star and a founding member of YPO Germany-Switzerland-Austria Regional. Tassos said yes to several event champion roles including serving as Event Chair of Taste of YPO and Officer Education Chair of the 2016 Global Leadership Conference. On a YPO regional level, Tassos served as the Europe Regional Membership Officer and Regional Chair.

In July 2017, Tassos joined the YPO Board of Directors. He is currently the Global Chairman of YPO.

Tassos was awarded the Alexander L. Cappello award in 2017 which is YPO’s highest honor in membership development service. That same year, he was recognized with the Best of the Best YPO Region award for his work with the Europe Region in his role as Regional Chair. Tassos is also the Creator of the YPO LAB (Leaders Across Borders) program where members inspire their peers with life-changing moments shared through storytelling.

Tassos is the proud father to two sons, Spyros and Orpheus. He is an avid world traveler and relishes the opportunity to see new places and experience different cultures. He is passionate about martial arts and began with Aikido 24 years ago. He is currently Black Belt (3 Dan) in Karate, a certified coach for Pankration and a student of Jiu-Jitsu.

Connect with Tassos at tassos@iholdings.eu.

Elizabeth Zucker

Elizabeth Zucker (YPO St. Louis)

  • Title: YPO Past Chairman
  • Region: Mid-America U.S.
  • Committee: YPO Global Past Chairman, Compensation and HR Committee Chair, Governance and Succession Committee Chair
  • Business: Interior Investments of St. Louis LLC

Elizabeth Zucker served as the 2019-2020 YPO Chairman, the organization’s highest elected officer. As a member of YPO Saint Louis Gateway, she became the 68th YPO Chairman on 1 July 2019. She is currently the Chair of the Compensation and HR Committee and the Governance and Succession Committee.

Elizabeth joined YPO Saint Louis Gateway (formerly YPO Lewis & Clark) in 2007. She quickly became involved with the chapter, holding more than seven chapter officer roles over the years. In 2014, she joined the Central U.S. Regional Executive Committee and served from 2013-2015 as the Regional Integration Officer. From 2015-2016 she served as the Central U.S. Regional Chair.

In July 2016, Elizabeth became a member of the YPO Board of Directors. Throughout her tenure, she served on the YPO Membership Committee, Governance and Succession Committee, Chapters and Regions Committee, Compensation and HR Committee and as YPO Council Chair.

Elizabeth is Managing Partner at Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company, and a subsidiary of I3 Group, Inc.

In July 2004, I3 Group acquired Workplace Resource, a struggling USD5 million furniture dealership in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Through a hub and spoke business model and Elizabeth’s leadership, Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, has grown to a USD40 million dealership.

From its inception, the company has achieved tremendous annual growth, is virtually debt-free, and has solidified itself as the second largest Herman Miller dealer and one of the most sophisticated and fastest growing contract furniture distributorships in the United States.

A native of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA, Elizabeth attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science. She also serves on the board of directors of Arch Grants in St. Louis.


Debby Carreau

Debby Carreau

  • Region: Canada
  • Chapter: YPO Alberta
  • Committee: Compensation and HR Committee, Global Conduct Committee
  • Business: Inspired HR
Ya Ping Chang

Ya Ping Chang

  • Region: Latin America
  • Chapter: YPO Metropolitan São Paulo, YPO São Paulo, YPO São Paulo Interior
  • Committee: Global Conduct Committee Chair
  • Business: BS&C
Cynthia Cleveland

Cynthia Cleveland

  • Region: Pacific US
  • Chapter: YPO Gold Santa Monica Bay
  • Committee: Networks Committee Chair
  • Business: BroadThink
Rafi Demirjian

Rafi Demirjian

  • Region: Middle East/North Africa
  • Chapter: YPO Lebanon
  • Committee: Chapters and Regions Committee Chair, Compensation and HR Committee
  • Business: Demirjian Global (Offshore) S.A.L.
Ángel García-Cordero

Ángel García-Cordero

  • Region: Europe
  • Chapter: YPO Euro-LATAM, YPO Atlas, YPO Gold London, YPO Iberia
  • Committee: Networks Committee, Governance and Succession Committee
  • Business: Group ANTA
Bassel Hamwi

Bassel Hamwi

  • Region: Middle East/North Africa
  • Chapter: YPO Lebanon, YPO Levant, YPO MENA One
  • Committee: Forum Committee Chair, Global Conduct Committee
  • Business: AMC IFC MENA Fund
Alan Hepburn

Alan Hepburn

  • Region: Southeast Asia
  • Chapter: YPO Pan Asia Gold
  • Committee: Chapters and Regions Committee, Governance and Succession Committee
  • Business: Advisory Board Architects Asia
Elizabeth Hutt Pollard

Elizabeth Hutt Pollard

  • Region: Pacific U.S., Western U.S.
  • Chapter: YPO Pacific One, YPO The Wild West
  • Committee: Events Committee, Finance Committee
  • Business: Applied Silver, Inc.
Patrick Imbardelli

Patrick Imbardelli

  • Region: Australia/New Zealand
  • Chapter: YPO Oceana, YPO Gold Greater Sydney, YPO Singapore
  • Committee: Events Committee Chair, Compensation and HR Committee
  • Business: Next Story Group
Craig Kiggen

Craig Kiggen

  • Region: Africa
  • Chapter: YPO Durban
  • Committee: Forum Committee, Finance Committee
  • Business: Kiggen Investment Group
Inwon Park

Inwon Park

  • Region: North Asia
  • Chapter: YPO Korea, YPO Atlas
  • Committee: Membership Council, Global Conduct Committee
  • Business: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction
Hasit Patel

Hasit Patel

  • Region: Africa
  • Chapter: YPO Nairobi, YPO Africa Great Lakes
  • Committee: Learning Committee Chair, Governance and Succession Committee
  • Business: ASL Ltd
Amit Patodia

Amit Patodia

  • Region: South Asia
  • Chapter: YPO Gujarat
  • Committee: Chapters and Regions Committee, Finance Committee
  • Business: Patodia Eurotex Group
Mike Ritchie

Mike Ritchie

  • Region: Canada
  • Chapter: YPO Canada East, YPO Atlas, YPO Canada West, YPO Great Lakes
  • Committee: Learning Committee, Finance Committee
  • Business: CGL Manufacturing
Emery Rubagenga

Emery Rubagenga

  • Region: Africa
  • Chapter: YPO Africa Great Lakes, YPO West Africa
  • Committee: Membership Council Chair, Governance and Succession Committee
  • Business: ROKA Rwanda
Thayer Smith

Thayer Smith

  • Region: Southeast U.S. & Caribbean
  • Chapter: YPO Florida
  • Committee: YPO Vice Chair, Finance Committee Chair, Compensation and HR Committee
  • Business: Bayshore Capital Holdings Group, LLC