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Hellenic Bankers Honor Daniel S. Janis at their Annual Gala

By on July 8, 2018

The  Hellenic American Association for Professional in Finance bestowed its annual Executive of the year Award to Mr. Daniel S. Janis the 3rd, during its annual award dinner which was held on Wednesday June 13th, at the Union League Club in Manhattan.

Daniel S. Janis the 3rd receiving HABA's Executive of the Year Award. From left are, Fanny Trataros, President of HABA, James Gerkis, the honoree, Robert Savage, Sophia Prountzos, Nick Lionas, Anna Sembos, Costas Kellas, Emmanuel Caravanos and George Maroulis

Daniel S. Janis the 3rd receiving HABA’s Executive of the Year Award. From left are, Fanny Trataros, President of HABA, James Gerkis, the honoree, Robert Savage, Sophia Prountzos, Nick Lionas, Anna Sembos, Costas Kellas, Emmanuel Caravanos and George Maroulis

Mr. Janis is the head of  Global Multi-Sector Fixed Income at Manulife Asset Management He is a senior managing director, senior portofolio manager and the lead portofolio manager for the multi-sector fixed income strategies.

Fanny Trataros, President of HABA, addressing the event

Fanny Trataros, President of HABA, addressing the event

Mr. Fanny Trataros, the President of HABA welcomed everyone and she described the activities of the association and the cooperation and help is receiving from all Professional Association in the Greek American Community.

Mrs. Alexis Christophorous, news anchor and Business correspondent for Yahoo Finance was the Mistress of Ceremony.

Mr. Costas Kellas, the director of HABA gave closing remarks

Mr. Costas Kellas, the director of HABA gave closing remarks

The Vice President of HABA Mr. Robert Savage introduced the honoree. Mr. Janis which sort for Jianakopoulos (his complete family name-He was born in a family consisting of a Greek father and an Italian mother and two sisters) thanked HABA for choosing him to receive the award and speaking to the audience of mostly young professionals he shared his secrets of his success urging them to have integrity in everything they do. “In other words do what you said to do to your clients. There are three principles,” he said. “Be humble, show respect and be hungry.” Also, when you start, you have to have a mentor and always try to be prepared.

The Honoree with his daughter Sabrina wife Stephanie

The Honoree with his daughter Sabrina wife Stephanie

His wife Stefanie and his daughter Sabrina were also present at the dinner.

After the presentation of the award Mr. Costas Kellas, the director of HABA used his closing remarks to thank all those who helped in organizing the event and the sponsors of the event.

From left, Elpida Ferguson, Konstantinos Bouras, Maria Kalamidas, Nancy Papaioannou, President of Atlantic Bank, Gerasimos Tetenes, Matilda Economou and Maria Pagoulatos

From left, Elpida Ferguson, Konstantinos Bouras, Maria Kalamidas, Nancy Papaioannou, President of Atlantic Bank, Gerasimos Tetenes, Matilda Economou and Maria Pagoulatos

Among the attendees was the Consul General of Greece Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, the Consul of Greece Mrs. Lana Zohiou, the Consul General of Cyprus Mr. Alexis Faidonos and the trade representatives of both Greece and Cyprus to New York.

The Hellenic-American Association for Professionals in Finance, is one of the premier Greek-American organizations in the New York metropolitan area. HABA is a not-for-profit organization established in 1982 to promote the professional and educational interest of Greek-Americans, Cypriots and Pan-Hellens in the banking and finance industries. Their current membership consists of over 300 professionals representing more than 50 institutions across the financial spectrum.

David Savage (VP of HABA Executive Board) with the honoree Mr. Daniel Janis the 3rd

David Savage (VP of HABA Executive Board) with the honoree Mr. Daniel Janis the 3rd

Since its inception, HABA has strived to serve the professional and educational interests of the Hellenic community by sponsoring lectures, seminars, receptions with guest speakers and other events such as book-signings, holiday celebrations and job-fairs.

Mr. Daniel Janis the 3rd with his daughter Sabrina and other friends and associates during the reception

Mr. Daniel Janis the 3rd with his daughter Sabrina and other friends and associates during the reception

For more information, their website is haba.org

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