May 19, 2016
Victor Papaconstantinou and Konstadinos Georgiakos Strengthen the Firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Real Estate Offerings
Athens, Greece – Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) today announced the hiring of two Senior Directors in its Athens office. Victor Papaconstantinou will join the firm’s Corporate Restructuring practice and Konstadinos Georgiakos its Real Estate Advisory Services. This move comes as part of A&M’s ongoing pan-European expansion and their commitment to create value for their clients in Greece.
Mr. Papaconstantinou brings more than 20 years of experience, having held management and leadership roles within industry and consulting. Prior to joining A&M, he was at Hellenic Petroleum where he served as CEO of the refinery in Skopje (FYROM), Director of the International Division and Senior Director of the Petrochemicals Division. Additionally, he was Group CFO at Maillis Group and Finance Director at Air Liquide Hellas. He has also spent close to 10 years with PWC within the corporate finance practice.
Mr. Georgiakos brings 18 years of real estate experience, during which he has successfully completed numerous real estate transactions, both in Greece and internationally. Prior to joining A&M, he was the Investments Director and at a later stage the Structured Finance Director at Grivalia Properties, the second largest listed REIC in Greece. He was also the Head of Real Estate Structured Finance at Eurobank Ergasias, Transaction Manager in the European Real Estate Finance/CMBS team at Credit Suisse in the U.K., and Real Estate Consultant in BlackHeath Financial LLC and in Fieldstone Advisors LLC in N.Y.
Peter Briggs, global practice leader of A&M’s Financial Industry Advisory Services practice, said, “We are extremely happy with A&M’s momentum in the Greek market under the leadership of Marios Koliopoulos and delighted to have attracted executives of the calibre of Victor and Konstadinos to drive our further growth and to broaden our capabilities to serve our clients in the region.”
Marios Koliopoulos, country head for Alvarez & Marsal in Greece, added, “The expansion of A&M’s office in Athens reflects our strategy to further support the growing demands from businesses in Greece and Southeast Europe from the management of Non Performing Exposures of banks. The addition of two Senior Directors in Corporate Restructuring and Real Estate Services significantly bolsters our existing capabilities to provide integrated and effective solutions to our clients. Particularly in managing individual or portfolios of non-performing loans related to corporates in need of a turnaround and operational restructuring and which are often secured with real estate collateral”
Victor Papaconstantinou, Senior Director for Alvarez & Marsal in Greece, added, “I am delighted to join A&M and to be part of a growing global firm. Local banks have started to address their non-performing loan portfolios and focus on companies that could be improved through a turnaround process. A&M has a long and successful history of assisting clients by providing effective leadership in corporate restructurings. I look forward to amplifying the firm’s extensive capabilities helping clients navigate the quickly changing economic landscape with practical turnaround management and performance improvement solutions. ”
Konstadinos Georgiakos, Senior Director for Alvarez & Marsal in Greece, added, “Real Estate is the most common type of security in Greece whether in the form of mortgage loans, or collateral for business loans with an estimated value in excess of €100 billion. I am pleased to be strengthening A&M’s existing financial industry advisory and corporate restructuring capabilities, by helping the firm’s clients proactively manage their assets which in most cases will include a real estate component.”
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