PANOS MANTZARIS

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General Representative (Greece) Swiss Finance Partners AG

Panos Mantzaris

Professional experience

General Representative, Greece (2011 – Present, www.swissfinpartners.com ) Swiss Finance Partners AG, a Swiss Financial Services Company (closely related to the Investment community of Abu Dhabi).

Background:

Consulting Activity (based in Greece)
-Independent Management / Business Consultant (2007 -2011) Reorganizations (Soccer Team www.aekfc.gr ), Project Management (Wind Farm www.terna-energy.gr ), Intermediation for Financing, etc..
-Independent Management/Business Consultant (1998 – 2004/2005) Hellenic Bank Association and Hellenic Banking Institute Reorganization (2005, www.hba.gr ). Children’s Hospital Reorganization, Central Athens Public Health System Business Plan (with KPMG), Natural Gas Company Corporate Culture, Hellenic Shipyards Bankruptcy Audit (with KPMG), Hellenic Post Office Distribution Network reconfiguration, Pension Fund Accounting System (www.edekt.gr ), Axon Airlines Expansion Plan, Infoquest Corporate Customer Sales Expansion (www.infoquest.gr) Olympic Aviation Restructuring Plan (1999), ITCC/Intrasoft IT Infrastructure for Local Government (Kapodistrias Program) etc.

Public Position Appointments (Greece)
-Special Advisor, Social Insurance Institute (2004 – 2007, www.ika.gr )
-Member of the Board of Directors, Health Units Corporation (2006 – 2011, www.aemy.gr )
-Working Group to apply Informatics and Telecommunications Infrastructure for Growth ( 2006-2007, www.ktpae.gr )
Consulting Activity (Based in the USA)
-Business Consultant/Project Manager (1991 – 1997) Geest Lines Fleet and Service Reconfiguration (www.geestline.com ), Eastwind Transport New Ship Design and Newbuilding Program, Construction of a Refrigerated Warehouse Facility in Novorossyisk (http://www.mega-ref.ru/index.php/en/ ), Davie Shipyards (www.davie.ca ) Restructuring Plan, Dole Asia Fleet and Logistics Reconfiguration (www.doleasiafresh.com ), Carlyle Group design of a Container Factory and of a Leasing Company, Fyffes Group Logistics and Fleet Reconfiguration (www.fyffes.com ), Itochu Corporation Consultant for Marine Division (www.itochu.com ), etc..
Business Activity (2000 – 2003)
-Managing Partner of “East Med Trading”, Fruit Imports from Argentina and Ecuador to Eastern Mediterranean.
-Principal of “Irida S.A.”, Fruit Imports from S. America to Mediterranean, Black Sea and the Baltic.
Entrepreneurship (1991 – 1996)
-Establishment of “Controlled Atmosphere for Transportation Inc.”, design and construction of pioneering technology systems for controlling the oxygen content in contained atmospheres (Warehouses, Ships, Containers) for better preservation of fruits and vegetables.
-Established “Con-Reefer Design and Engineering Inc.”, design consulting to Shipowners and Shipyards for superior Refrigerated Ships, maximizing Container Carrying capacity on Deck.
-Established “Container Technologies Inc.”, design consulting to Refrigerated Container manufacturers for lightweight insulated “no Thermal Bridge” aluminum constructions.

Employment (1980 – 1991)
-Dole Fresh Fruit Company (1987 – 1991) Director of Special Projects and Director of Transportation Planning.
-United Fruit Company (1980 – 1987) Analyst, Manager of Fleet Planning and Acquisitions, Director of Transportation, AVP Fleet Planning and Acquisitions.
Education
-MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), MSc Management (Shipping and Shipbuilding) 1980. 2 year PhD Studies in Center for Transportation Studies (did not complete) 1982.
-NTUA (National Technical University of Athens), Diploma (5 year) in Naval Architecture/Mechanical and Electrical Engineering 1977.
-Graduated from Ionideios School of Piraeus 1972.

Memberships
-MIT EF Forum Greece (Founding Member)
-Various Alumni, and professional associations, Technical Chamber of Greece etc.

Activities

Spokesman for Primary Healthcare Doctors Association (Greece), Invited Lectures at the Economic University of Athens, Mentoring for www.mindspace.gr and for www.mitefgreece.org

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