Chairman - Athens Stock Exchange
George Handjinicolaou is Chairman, independent non-executive member, of the Board of Directors of ATHEX Group. He is also Chairman and non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Financial Holdings S.A and Piraeus Bank, Chairman of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, and an independent, non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Energy Exchange. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Bank Association (2019-2021), the non-profit legal entity that represents Greek and foreign credit institutions operating in Greece.
His career in the financial services sector spans over 35 years, the vast majority of which was at global financial institutions based in London and New York. Mr. Handjinicolaou was Deputy CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in London for 8 years (2007-2009 and 2011-2016), where he was also a member of the Board of Directors.
Previously and for over 25 years, he held senior management positions in the derivatives and fixed income at several global financial institutions including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and UBS in London and New York.
Mr. Handjinicolaou started his career at the World Bank in Washington, DC. In addition, he had leadership experience in Greece, having served as CEO of TBANK and as Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission.
Mr. Handjinicolaou received his PhD in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at New York University, where he also earned his MBA. He also holds a BS degree from the Law School at the University of Athens, Greece.