PETROS G. DOUKAS
1971 Athens College High-school
1974 BA in International Affairs and Economics, George Washington University
1976 MA in Economics, New York University
1978 MBA in Finance, Columbia University
1984 Ph.D. Economics, New York University
1983, 1985 Adjunct Lecturer, Economics, Pace University and Fordham University
1979-1981 Economist, Currency Forecasting Dept.
1981-1982 Advisor, Foreign Exchange Exposure Management Advisory Dept.
1982-1984 Dealer, Foreign Exchange Dept.
1984-1985 Dealer, Money-Markets Trading & Positioning Dept.
1986-1989 Country Head (General Manager) for Greece, Investment Banking Group and Country Treasurer. During me tenor, we registered record-high profits for all Citibank around-the-world branches!
1989-1992 Country Head (General Manager) for Greece, Corporate Banking Group, Financial Institutions Group, Investment Banking Group and Country Treasurer. Similarly, during my tenure, Citibank Greece recorded its highest profits ever, and the highest return of capital for all Citibank entities around the globe!
OTHER EXECUTIVE, NON-EXECUTIVE AND ADVISORY POSITIONS
1996-present, Chairman and Principal of Capital Partners SA, a boutique investment banking and M&A advisory firm
1998-2004 Senior Economic Advisor for Greece to Merrill Lynch London, Sanwa Bank London, and Eurobank Athens
2001-2003 Chairman of the Board, AGET HERACLES CEMENT, the largest cement manufacturer in the region
2002-2004 Chairman of the Board, Ericsson Greece (Resigned to participate in the 2004 general elections in Greece)
2003-2004 Co-Chairman of the Board, Pepsico-Ivi Greece (Resigned to participate in the 2004 general elections in Greece)
2002-2004 Chairman of the Board, Netmed SA/Nova/Filmnet Television Group (a subsidiary of NASPERS’ Ltd of South Africa) (Resigned to participate in the 2004 general elections in Greece)
1992-1993 Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for sovereign debt management, public lands management, State Lotteries dept., etc.
2004-2009 Elected Member of Parliament, Attica Region (40,600 votes)
2004-2007 Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for The General Accounting and Budget Office, State Land Holdings, Sovereign Debt Management Dept., European Funds Audit Dept., International Economic Affairs Dept., and all investment and share-holdings of the Hellenic Republic. Within that three-year period, we reduced budget deficit from 8.2% to 3.3%, improved the Republic’s credit rating, managed to borrow for 30- and 50-year periods at 0,30% over Bunds and at the same cost as Italy, effectively engaging in the first ‘restructuring’ of Greek State debt!
Also drafted legislation for the new Directorate of Internal Economic Audits, on the uses of lands around Greece’s coastal perimeter and a host of other.
Also actively engaged in the very successful privatization of Hellenic Petroleum, of The Commercial Bank of Greece (to Credit Agricole of France) and of OTE Hellenic Telecom (to Deutsche Telekom)!
2007-2009 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible of all international economic relations. We commenced an unprecedented initiative for State visits (with the President of the Republic or organized directly by my office) to promote Greek businesses’ access to the world markets.
In 1996 we started-up with Mr. Thanassis Tsoukalas, Capital Partners SA, an M&A and investment banking advisory firm. Soon, Capital Partners became the leader in banking acquisition initiation and execution, acting as Lead Advisors in the sale ofChase Manhattan Greece, Chase Manhattan Romania, Credit Lyonnais Greece, Bank of Athens, Bank of Nova Scotia Greece, National Westminster Bank Greece, and Kerdoos Hermes stockbrokerage. These were sold through us to other Banks or group of investors. Also we acted as Senior Advisors for the listing of Kathimerini SA Publishing Group on the Athens Stock Exchange. Similarly, active in various corporate and in shipping transactions. (See below)
HELLENIC GOLF FEDERATION
1999-present, President, the Hellenic Golf Federation
a 1000-page book, currently being edited for its 7th edition, on “Modern Economic and Management Theories and Classical Greek Thought”
a 400-page tome, to be published this August 2015, on “The Causes of the Rise and Fall of the Ancient Athenian Democracy”.
a 200-page tome to be published this October on “25 Centuries before Marx: Socialist Ideas in Ancient Greece”
Petros G. Doukas
Chairman, Capital Partners SA – Investment Banking Advisors
Member of the Board, Kustom Kolor Paint Research Laboratories SA
fm. Member of Parliament – Attica Region
fm. Deputy Minister of Finance
fm. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
fm. Chairman of the Board: PEPSICO Greece, ERICSSON Greece, AGET-HERACLES CEMENT, NOVA PAY-TV GROUP
fm.Country Head: CITIBANK Greece
President, The Hellenic Golf Federation
Ph.D Econ. NYU, MBA Fin. Columbia U., MA Econ. NYU, BA Intl’ Affrs GWU
Excellent interpersonal skills
1978-1991 OLYMPIC AIRWAYS SA
Assistant to the General Manager, USA; Marketing and Advertising Coordinator, New York, NY
Analyzed and Interpreted industry trends
Developed Creative tie-in promotions with vendors and related businesses
Marketing Assistant, Athens OA, Greece
Designed the incentive-commission policy for travel agents in Europe
1996 – 2014 CAPITAL PARTNERS SA
Vice-President, Athens, Greece
Analyzed the Marketing trends and formulated company policies for international deals
Administered Company contracts with financial vendors
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Completed 15 courses in English Literature and Creative Writing, 1988
M.A. Economics in Industry Structure, 1977
ST. PETER’S COLLEGE, Jersey City, NJ
B.B.A in Business Law and Marketing, 1973
Fluent in French
Wrote 12 collections of poems in English in the recent past
Extensive travel throughout the world.