Senior Manager, Transaction Advisory Services, EY
►Maria Georgiou is a Senior Manager within EY’s Transaction Advisory Services division that offers professional services to the private and public sectors in the areas of Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privatizations, Valuations, and Business Planning . She has more than 12 years of experience overall in the Financial Services sector.
►Maria has previously worked in the Banking sector in London, UK where she obtained a 5 – year experience in Investment Banking projects for public and private institutions in Southeast Europe and the Middle East.
►Maria has worked for Royal Bank of Scotland , in the Financial Markets division and prior to that, she worked for several years in ABN AMRO Bank NV, London, in the Capital Markets and in the Financial Markets departments.
►She has excellent understanding of funding solutions and of various financial instruments, plain as well as complex ones.
►Maria holds a Masters Degree in Financial Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and a Bachelor in Banking and Finance from the University of Piraeus.
►Participation in the AQR 2015 exercise of the significant Greek banks on behalf of ECB / Bank of Greece; Led the Piraeus bank credit file review team for the Residential asset class
►Participation in the AQR exercise of the significant Greek banks on behalf of ECB / Bank of Greece; Project Management Support between Greek banks, Audit firms and Bank of Greece.
►Blackrock: Provided support to the client on the review of the loan portfolios for the major Greek banks;
►Large international asset management firm : Quality assessment of loan portfolio and business plan review of New Proton Bank as part of its privatization on behalf of a foreign asset management firm;
►HFSF: Due diligence and independent review of Eurobank and its major subsidiaries on behalf of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund as part of its recapitalisation process;
►Assisted the Cypriot cooperative banks for the preparations and submission of their restructuring plan under EU State aid rules;
►Confidential: Provided support to the regulator for the asset quality review of a major state owned Greek bank;
►Confidential: Provided support to a major Greek bank for the strategic plan submission to the regulator;
►Blackrock: Provided support to the client on the review of the loan portfolios for the major
►Financial Advisor to Nutriart S.A. for Debt Restructuring (Greece- 120 million);
►Provided financing and risk management solutions to institutional clients through funding and debt management ideas. (Previous Employer);
►Responsible for offering integrated financial solutions to banks, asset managers, pension funds, family offices and insurance companies. (Previous Employer);
►Initiated financial product development in the regions of Cyprus and Middle East, where broader scope of services were necessary after the change in the regulatory framework (Previous Employer);
►Advised clients on debt restructuring and balance sheet optimization (Previous Employer);
►Thoroughly analyzed economic and financial market conditions in order to obtain best strategic decision for the client’s benefit (Previous Employer);
►Managed and executed debt issuance from banks in Greece , Austria and Germany, involving all levels of bond seniority as well as different bond structures (Previous Employer).