Greek CEOs are optimistic that Greece will evolve in the coming years into an attractive investor choice, according to poll findings presented this week at the InvestGr Forum in Athens.
Jointly carried out by Metron Analysis and Public Affairs & Networks, the study titled “Greece – An Attractive Investment Destination?”, revealed that seven in 10 participants expect Greece to develop into an attractive investor option in the immediate future.
Eight in 10, or 83 percent of the CEOs polled, said their company was moving ahead with investments in Greece, with a majority – 86 percent – expressing confidence that the Greek economy will expand in the next five years.
Tourism, F&B, education, the primary sector, energy, health services, transport and real estate are leading areas attracting investor interest, according to the CEOs.
The study examined the views of 35 CEOs representing multinational companies with strong investor activity in Greece, with nine out of 10 having invested in Greece in the past and half planning to do so in the immediate future.
Once again and in tune with all private sector representatives, stakeholders and players, the executives polled referred to three obstacles hindering Greece’s growth efforts: taxation policy, limited R&D and lagging innovation, corruption and justice, and red tape.
On a positive note, the majority of CEOs believe Greece has a very strong and highly educated human dynamic.