Board of Directors

Hellenic Life

Mr. Phivos Stasopoulos - Chairman

Born in 1967 in Cyprus, Phivos Stasopoulos has extensive experience in the accounting and banking industries. After graduating from the University of Manchester with a B.A. in Accounting, Finance and Econometrics, he joined KPMG in the UK, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

He returned to Cyprus to join Bank of Cyprus as Head of Debt Recovery. After serving in various posts, he became General Manager as Head of Corporate Banking. He left the Bank at the end of 2013 and for a period of almost 2 years he has been advising reputable clients operating in various sectors of the economy. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

He joined Hellenic Bank in April 2016. Since August 2016, he holds the position of Group General Manager, Business Division & Insurance. Since November 2017 he holds the position of Group General Manager Business Division.

He has been appointed as member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Life Insurance Company Ltd since March 2017 and since May 2017 he holds the position of the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Demetrios Efstathiou - Member

Studied B.Eng. in Information Systems Engineering at Imperial College London. Holder of Master of Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School. 

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 Hong Kong office.

From 2003 until 2007, he worked at Morgan Stanley, London as Proprietary Trader – Head of CEEMEA proprietary trading at the Fixed Income Division. In 2008 he joined Argo Capital Management Ltd in London, a hedge fund manager specializing in emerging markets, as Portfolio Manager.

From 2010 until 2013 he worked at RBS Global Banking & Markets, 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, London as Head of Trading Strategy covering emerging markets.

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

He was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Life in July 2017 where he is also Chairman of the Risk Committee. 

He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Bank since May 2017. Member of the Risk Management Committee and Member of the Nominations / Internal Governance Committee of the Board.

Mr. Andreas Papadatos - Member

He was born on 7 April 1977. He graduated from English School in Nicosia on 1996 and on 2011 he obtained his Bachelor of Science Hons) in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2004 he became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He worked as an Audit Manager with Deloitte in London from 2001 until 2004 and with KPMG Cyprus from 2004 until 2006. From 2006 until October 2009 he worked at the Financial Management department of Hellenic Bank Group and since October 2009 he has been the Finance Manager of Hellenic Life. Since May 2016 he holds the position of Hellenic Life’s General Manager.

Mr. Adamos Savvides - Member

He was born on 7 March 1981. He graduated from the Second Lyceum of Kykkos in Paphos and holds a degree in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics University in London. In addition, he is a Certified Accountant (ACA), a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Association of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He worked at Deloitte from 2004 until 2014, at the Audit Department (2004 - 2007) and then at the Financial Consulting Services Department (2008 - 2014). Since January 2015 he has been working with Wargaming Public Company Ltd as Investment Portfolio Manager. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Pancyprian Insurance Limited.