Most recently at A&M, Mr. Kotronakis has been advising the Greek systemic banks on the restructuring of the fish farming sector. A&M evaluated the status of two of the largest Greek companies in the sector, which after a debt-to-equity swap, are now majority owned by the banks and has proposed the optimum exit strategy. Following a competitive process, AMERRA Capital Management and Mubadala Investment Company agreed to buy the companies in June 2018; the deal is awaiting clearance from the European Competition Commission. Mr. Kotronakis is serving as Observer to the companies’ boards on behalf of the banks until the closing of the transaction.
Mr. Kotronakis is currently also serving as Observer in the Board of Directors of a Greek company on behalf of the company’s lenders (five Greek banks) and advising two banks in relation to the possible special administration process of a large hotel operator.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kotronakis spent 11 years as Partner and Chief Operating Officer with Global Finance, a leading private equity firm based in Athens. Mr. Kotronakis held both operational and portfolio monitoring responsibilities, serving on the boards of several portfolio companies and participating in the strategy development and the supervision of their performance. He was a member of Global Finance’s BoD and of its Investment Committee.
Prior to Global Finance, Mr. Kotronakis worked for 10 years for DIAGEO plc, a global premium drinks business. Mr. Kotronakis's last position at DIAGEO was Finance Director at Diageo Business Services based in London. The unit was responsible for the establishment and operation of the firm’s European Service Centre in Budapest. During his tenure with DIAGEO, Mr. Kotronakis also served as Financial Planning & Analysis manager in Athens, as Finance Manager of a European re-engineering project in London, as a member of the Grand Metropolitan/Guinness integration team in London and as Finance Manager of the Asia Pacific region in Hong Kong.
Mr. Kotronakis earned a bachelor’s degree in business science from Athens School of Economics, a master’s degree in computer applications from Cranfield Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from London Business School. He is a Greek national.