eleniEleni Porphyrogenis was born in 1910 in Cairo; her mother was originary of the island of Kerkyra while her father of the island of Lefkada.

In 1920 she returned to Greece together with her parents. In 1941, as employee of the National Bank, she met Nicholas Porphyrogenis with whom she linked her life, she shared all the great events of his career and together they participated to cultural life of Athens in the 50’s and 60’s. After her husband’s death she took care to complete the construction of the Foundation’s Cultural Centre.

In 1988 she published the book “N. Porphyrogenis –career and philosophy of a banker”. As President of the Foundation’s BOD she financed directly the activities of the Agrià Cultural Centre.

On October 11th 2008, Eleni Porphyrogenis died at the age of 98, in Lausanne (Switzerland).