Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Bank Cyprus and former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Piraeus Bank Egypt. In September 2011 he was also appointed to the Group’s Executive Committee as well as Head, Group Corporate Development. In the past, he has served as Chairman of Cyprus Airways (2003-2005), Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Hellenic Bank (1996-2005), Managing Director of the Hellenic Mining Company Group (1996-2003), and Managing Director of Bankers Trust Co. (1981-1996), one of the largest US banks at the time. From 2007 until February 2013, he served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Piraeus Bank Cyprus. He currently also serves on the boards of a large number of diverse Cypriot and international non-profit organisations. He is an active member of the Commission on Financial Services and Insurance of the International Chamber of Commerce, based in Paris. He holds a BSc from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA.