Most recently at A&M, Mr Kotronakis, has been advising the four Greek systemic banks in relation to the restructuring of the fish farming sector in Greece. As part of the project, A&M, together with other specialized advisors, has evaluated the strategic and operational status of the largest Greek companies in the sector, which after a debt-to-equity swap are now majority owned by the banks, from a business, operational and financial point of view and has proposed the optimum exit strategy for the banks to divest their shareholding. The project in now in its final phase with an M&A process in progress.
Mr. Kotronakis is currently also: (i) serving as Observer in the Board of Directors of a Greek company on behalf of the company’s lenders (5 Greek banks), (ii) advising two banks in relation to the possible special administration process of a large hotel operator and (iii) assessing the financial status of a holding company with significant international real estate investments.
Before joining A&M, Mr Kotronakis spent 11 years with Global Finance, a leading private equity firm in South-Eastern Europe, as Partner and Chief Operating Officer, based in Athens. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Mr Kotronakis also had portfolio company management responsibilities following closely three particular sectors: fish farming, classified ads and e-commerce. He served on the boards of several portfolio companies (including Andromeda Aquaculture, Chrissi Efkeria, Golden Brands, ICAP, Singular Logic, etc) and participated in the strategy formation and the ongoing supervision of their performance. As a member of Global Finance’s board of directors and of the funds’ Investment Committees, he was also involved in the screening and evaluation of all investment proposals. Mr Kotronakis has also been instrumental during the fund-raising process of the firm’s latest private equity funds.
Prior to Global Finance, Mr Kotronakis worked for 10 years for DIAGEO plc, a global premium drinks business. At DIAGEO, Mr Kotronakis 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, consolidating back-office processes of the company’s European subsidiaries on SAP. During his tenure with DIAGEO, Mr Kotronakis also held other senior financial roles in several geographic locations. Among other roles, he served as Financial Planning & Analysis manager in Athens; as Finance Manager of a pan-european re-engineering project in business services and supply chain 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 a master’s degree in business administration from London Business School. He is a Greek national.