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ATHENS, July 31 (Reuters) - Greece has appointed economist Konstantinos Louropoulos as president and chief executive of state-controlled betting firm OPAP to replace Yannis Spanoudakis, the finance ministry said on Tuesday.
Top management changes at state-controlled companies often follow a change in government in Greece.
The sale of OPAP will be the main focus of the country’s long-stalled privatisation drive and the process is expected to start in early autumn, a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity told Reuters earlier on Tuesday. (Reporting by Karolina Tagaris)