He also serves as country leader for A&M’s business in Greece, bringing more than 20 years of experience in financial services within banking and industry.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Koliopoulos served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF), the entity assigned to manage the €50 billion allocated for the recapitalization and stability of the Greek banking sector within the context of the Greek bail-out program. There, he handled numerous challenging assignments within tight deadlines, including most notably the c.€28 billion recapitalization of the four systemic Greek banks which was successfully completed in June 2013; the accelerated full recapitalization of a systemic bank that failed to raise private capital; and the liability management exercises of the systemic banks.
Before HFSF, Mr. Koliopoulos was a financial adviser at Hellenic Petroleum, a leading energy sector industrial group in Greece and Southeast Europe, where he led the structuring and execution of complex and inaugural debt capital raising transactions. Despite the negative economic and capital market conditions for Greek issuers due to the sovereign debt crisis, he was successful in helping the company refinance maturing debt of c. $1.7 billion and diversify its funding sources.
Mr. Koliopoulos also led the activities in Greece for Bank of America, where he served as branch general manager and as a managing director within corporate and investment banking. There, he successfully managed the bank’s turnaround and repositioning by developing and executing a new client and product coverage strategy which included the bank’s re-entry into the Greek shipping industry. During his almost decade-long career with the bank, he completed landmark transactions for clients and provided corporate finance, capital raising and risk management solutions.
Additional pan-European assignments include Kvaerner Corporate Development in London (U.K.), the investment arm of the Anglo-Norwegian Group, Kvaerner, where he was involved in project and asset finance transactions.
Mr. Koliopoulos earned an MBA and a master of science degree in advanced mechanical engineering from Imperial College in London and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University in the U.S.