Businessman Dimitris Kontominas has died at the age of 83.
Kontominas, according to Alpha, had serious health problems for a few years and in recent months was hospitalised in a private clinic.
The well-known businessman was active in security, television, movie theatres and retail, while his name was associated with Alpha.
He leaves behind a daughter and two grandchildren.
Dimitris Kontominas studied at the American University of Beirut.
He initially worked as an insurer at American Life (ALICO), while in 1969 he co-founded the insurance company Interamerican with Alexandros Tambouras.
In addition to Interamerican he has founded or acquired a number of other companies, including:
- Interbank (acquired in 1997 and absorbed by Eurobank) .
- The Euroclinic of Athens.
- Novabank Bank (in 2006 it was renamed Millennium Bank and in 2013 it was acquired and absorbed by Piraeus Bank).
- The fleet of InterJet aircraft and helicopters.
- The organic farming company GreenFarm.
- For the period 1998–2001 he was the owner of the football club Aris Thessaloniki.
- For twenty years he was co-owner and later owner of Alpha TV and local radio stations of the same name in Athens and Thessaloniki.
- The Village Roadshow Greece cinemas.
- Channel 9 in Athens and Thessaloniki.
- Of Mediterra Winery in Crete