Board Member

Demetrios Efstathiou

Born in 1970 in Nicosia. Studied B.Eng. in Information Systems Engineering at Imperial College London. Holder of Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from London Business School, UK.

Commenced his career in 1993 at London Forfaiting Company PLC - a London based financial institution - where he worked until 2001. He held the positions of Associate Director in London and Managing Director in the Hong Kong office.

From 2003 until 2007 he worked at Morgan Stanley, in London, as Proprietary Trader - Head of CEEMEA proprietary trading - Fixed Income Division. In 2008 he joined Argo Capital Management Ltd, in London, a hedge fund manager specialising in emerging markets, as Portfolio Manager. From 2010 until 2013 he worked at RBS Global Banking & Markets, in London, (now Natwest Markets) as Head of Research & Strategy - Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa (CEEMEA) covering currencies, credit and interest rates. In 2013 he joined ICBC Standard Bank Plc, in London, as Head of Trading Strategy.

Since March 2016 he is Director and Chief Investment Officer (founder and major shareholder) of Blue Diagonal Capital, Cyprus, a regulated alternative investment fund management company (AIFM) specialising in emerging markets.

Appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Bank on 29 May 2017. Member of the Risk Management and Audit Committees of the Board of Directors.

He is also a non-executive Director of Sorex Properties Ltd, United Kingdom and Blue Diagonal AIF V.C.I.C. Plc, Cyprus.