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Dr. George Handjinicolaou HABA’s Executive of the Year 2019
The Hellenic-American Association for Professionals in Finance (HABA) will honor Dr. George Handjinicolaou, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Piraeus Bank and Athens Stock Exchange, as its 2019 Executive of the Year on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at the Union League Club of New York. A cocktail reception will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by a seated dinner during which Dr. Handjinicolaou will be honored. Dignitaries will be in attendance as guests of honor.
Since 1992, HABA has honored prominent Greek American Executives in business, private and public sectors who have distinguished themselves. 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. Dr. Handjinicolaou held the position of Deputy CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in London for 6 years (2011-16), where he was also a member of the Board of Directors. Previously and for over 25 years, he 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, while he started 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, and holds a BS degree from the Law School at the University of Athens, Greece. He is also Chairman of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, a non-profit foundation.
HABA was established in 1982 to promote the professional and educational interest of Hellenic-Americans and Philhellenes involved in finance. Their active membership includes executives involved in finance from banking, asset management, fund management, financial risk, technology, law, property and insurance. HABA serves the professional and educational needs of its members through sponsoring lectures, seminars and opportunities to create fellowship.