Gikas Manalis

Vice Chairman of BoD of Athex Clear (non-executive)


From July 2015, Gikas Manalis is appointed as Senior Adviser of KBW, a Stifel Group company, being responsible for identifying and introducing opportunities relating to Equity Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Debt Capital Markets and Corporate Restructuring, as well as initial public offering, private placements, equity advisory assignments, M&As, debt private placements and other performing and non-performing instruments.

From October 2011 to November 2015 he held the position of coordinator of the Council of Experts at the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (Privatization Fund). The Council consists of seven members out of which four are Greeks with a wide range of expertise (academic, legal and financial sector) and three are representatives of the ECB, IMF and EU.
From June 2012 until today, he is the Vice Chairman of BoD of Athex Clear (ETEK), which is the Clearing House of the Athens Stock Exchange.
From February 2014 until February 2015 he held the position of CEO of Attica Bank S.A.
From April to June 2013, he was appointed as CEO of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT S.A.), while from June 2013 until February 2014 he held the position of Special Liquidator of Assets and Liabilities of the former ERT S.A.
From October 2011 until April 2013, he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer at First Business Bank. He was supervising the Accounting and Finance department, NPLs and HR. He was also member of ALCO, Investment Committee and NPLs Management Committee.
He joined the Athens Stock Exchange Group in July 2000 when he assumed the duties of General Director of Corporate Operations. During the period of 2000-2005 he has carried out successfully major projects such as the Group listing on the Athens Stock Exchange, the transformation of the Group which at that time constituted of seven companies, and the subsequent merger and acquisition of its subsidiaries, the privatization of Hellenic Exchanges and the functional reorganization of the Group.
For the period of 2006-2010 he held the position of General Director of Business & Products Development. His main responsibilities were the listing of companies in the organized and alternative market of the ASE. He was also responsible for Clearing and Settlement, Risk Management and Market Surveillance.
He also held the position of the Vice Chairman at the Board of Directors of the Athens Stock Exchange up to May 2012.
In 1999 he established a brokerage firm, being its CEO until 2000.
From 1981 to 1999 he worked at National Bank of Greece to the Financial Management Division, Financial Research & Planning Division, Strategic Planning & Financial Auditing Division and to the Treasury for the last seven years.
He studied Business Administration at the University of Piraeus (1978), received his Masters degree from the University of Sheffield (1987) on Money, Banking & Finance, while he holds a Ph.D. in Finance from City University of London (1993), from where also he received a Research Award.
He has an extensive research field and publications both in Greek and international referee journals, on issues concerning the structure and function of the Greek financial system and the capital market. Among other things, he has published the book "The Effects of Capital Deregulation in the Greek Capital Market".
He taught at International Hellenic University at the MSc in Banking & Finance, the course of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange (2012). He had been elected as lecturer at the Athens University of Economics and Business-Department of Accounting and Finance (2001) and appointed as tutor at Panteion University, Department of European Studies (1999-2000). He also taught at the National Centre for Public Administration (1994-1995) and at the Hellenic Banks Association (1988-2002).
Gikas Manalis was born in 1955, married and father of three children.





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