Marton Simitsek was born in Athens in 1944.
He has over 45 years of experience in senior management and chief executive positions in private sector companies, mainly in the insurance and commercial sectors. During the past 15 years he has been Heading a privately-owned Group of Companies.
Involved in the Olympic Movement from a very young age, he has served as Vice-President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Vice-President of the International Olympic Academy, Member of the Marketing Commission of the European Olympic Committees, as well as Head (Chef de Mission) of the Greek Delegation to the Olympic Games of Lillehammer.
He served as Head of Operations for the successful ATHENS 2004 Bid Committee, and subsequently as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the ATHENS 2004 Organising Committee, having overall responsibility for the preparation and execution of all functional and operational aspects of the Games.
For his work at the 2004 Olympic Games, he has been awarded the Golden Olympic Order of the International Olympic Committee and the Order of Honour by the President of the Hellenic Republic.
Mr Simitsek supports the «Greece 2021» Committee’s work as Chief Executive Coordinator. He provides his services gratis, without any remuneration, and his work consists in directing the Committee’s administrative mechanism and monitoring the Committee’s programme of actions to ensure optimal implementation.