The Board of Directors

  • Athanasios J. Martinos

    Executive Director, Chairman of the Board

    Athanasios J. Martinos is a substantial ship-owner and real estate investor in Greece and he is currently the Managing Director and main shareholder of Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited, a company offering seaborne transportation services to the energy, industrial and agricultural sectors, with over 40 years of operation, presently managing 74 tankers and dry bulk carriers and container vessels. He enjoys excellent reputation in the worldwide shipping community and has an outstanding track record. Athanasios J. Martinos was born in Athens on 1/1/1950 and he holds a BSc in Economics from Athens University.

  • Ioannis Papaioannou

    Executive Director, C.E.O., C.I.O.

    Ioannis Papaioannou is an investment manager with experience in advising and managing investment portfolios for High Net Worth Individuals since 2001. Ioannis has worked for Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited as Financial Manager, advising on and managing diversified investment portfolios of traditional as well as alternative investments, with emphasis on European equities, bonds, long-only funds, hedge funds and private equity. Through his work career, Ioannis gained significant experience in all aspects of asset management including strategic advisory, portfolio construction and product analysis. Ioannis received his bachelor and Master (by research) degrees in Naval Architecture & Marine Technology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, as well as an MSc degree in Shipping, Trade & Finance from City University (now CASS) Business School in London.

  • Constantinos Kourouyiannis

    Executive Director, Client Investment Services Manager

    Constantinos Kourouyiannis is a CFA Charterholder with broad experience in the management of UCITS/AIFLNPs and the provision of portfolio management services to professional and institutional clients. Throughout his career, Constantinos has served as Vice President of the CFA Society Cyprus, Chair of the CFA Cyprus Research Challenge and University Relations Committee and Secretary of the CIFA Asset Management and Distribution Committee. He also provided training to investment professionals by delivering seminars on various topics related to MiFID, UCITS and Alternative Investment Funds. Before becoming an investment professional, he participated in two research programs of the University of Cyprus in the areas of Financial Risk Management, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, co-authored three research papers and presented his work in reputable international conferences. Constantinos holds a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cyprus as well as an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics.

  • Andreas Theophanous

    Non Executive Director

    Andreas Theophanous is the Chief Executive Officer of MFO Asset Management Ltd, an AIFM and UCITS Management Company. He is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. Andreas was trained and worked for 12 years with KPMG in Nicosia, where he was Audit Principal and Assistant Head of Quality & Risk Management. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, and of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association, where he also serves as Chairman of the Ethics and Risk Management Committee. Andreas studied Accounting at the University of Hull in the UK, and then pursued a Master’s degree in International Consultancy & Accounting at the University of Reading in the UK. He is also holder of CySEC Advanced Certification.

  • Sotirios Spathis

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Sotirios Spathis is a qualified accountant from the “University of Economics and Business of Athens”. Besides, he has studied Shipping Finance and Economics in the “University of Piraeus” and also participated in a Research Project Study on “Entrepreneurship in Europe” at the same University. Sotiris has over than thirty years professional experience, among others as Executive CFO and HR Manager in Shipping Companies, having gained substantial experience in the Financial Management and organization of the Accounting departments of Shipping and Commercial companies.

  • Ioannis Telonis

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Ioannis (Yiannis) Telonis is a former banker with substantial experience in a wide range of banking and investment activities. In a career spanning over 25 years, he headed various departments of the bank, repositioned and oversaw the subsequent licensing of a brokerage, investment banking and fund management company and headed the setup and operation of a bank in Moscow, Russia. He was involved in a number of M&A transactions and served as a director in private and public companies in Cyprus, Israel and Russia. He is currently serving as Executive Director in a private company and is also a regular contributor and commentator in financial media. Yiannis holds a BSc(Econ) from the London School of Economics and an MBA in Export Management and International Business from City University (now Cass) Business School. He is also a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.