The Hellenic American Association for Professionals in Finance (HABA) will honor Dr. George Handjinicolaou, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Piraeus Bank and the Athens Stock Exchange, as its 2019 Executive of the Year.
The ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 4th at the Union League Club of New York.
HABA has honored prominent Greek American Executives in business, private and public sectors who have distinguished themselves since the year 1992.
Dr. Handjinicolaou’s illustrious career in the financial services sector spans over 35 years, the vast majority of which was spent at global financial institutions based in London and New York.
He held the position of Deputy CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association in London for six years, from 2011 to 2016, where he was also a member of the board of directors.
For over 25 years prior to that, Handjinicolaou held senior management positions in the derivatives and fixed income markets at several global financial institutions including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and UBS in London and New York.
The banker began his career at the World Bank in Washington, DC.
Dr. Handjinicolaou received his PhD in Finance from the graduate school of business at New York University, where he also earned his MBA. In addition, and he earned a BS degree from the University of Athens Law School in Greece.
He is also Chairman of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, a non-profit charitable institution.
HABA was established in 1982 to promote the professional and educational interests of Hellenic-Americans and Philhellenes who are involved in the financial sector.