Andreas Matsas acquired a wide range of experiences during his 10-year investment banking career with Laiki Investments in Cyprus and HSBC Investment Bank in London, UK. He had been involved in some of the most important Stock Exchange Listings and Mergers & Acquisitions in Cyprus, as well as in major privatization projects in South East Europe. In 1998, while serving as Head of the Investment Banking Division at Laiki Investments, he was seconded for two years to the Corporate Finance & Advisory Division (CFAD) of HSBC Investment Bank plc. in London, UK. The purpose of his secondment was to gain experiences in privatizations. Andreas was placed in HSBC’s team that was dealing with privatizations in the Balkan and Mediterranean regions. He became directly involved in privatization projects in the following sectors:

  • Telecommunications

  • Banking/Financial Institutions

  • Electricity

  • Oil & Gas

Moreover, he attended HSBC’s specialized training programs on privatizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, company valuation, financial modeling and convertibles. For the last 13 years, through his own private equity & financial strategy advisory firm, he has been advising corporate clients and institutional investors towards diversifying their investment portfolios, the focus being commercial Real Estate. Moreover, he has undertaken the set up of financial services companies regulated by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC). He maintains an extensive network of associates in the US, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Iran & China. Andreas today serves as the CEO of an Electronic Money Institution (EMI), regulated by the Central Bank of Cyprus. he is also a member to the Board of Directors of the following institutions:

  • a leading Property Development Group in Russia;

  • a Cyprus Investment Firm regulated by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange commission, specializing in Pension Fund Management;

  • a Cyprus Investment Firm regulated by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission, engaged in financial technology & services;

  • an Alternative Investment Fund regulated by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission, engaged in Real Estate Investments;

  • a financial platform facilitating the trading of oil and petroleum products to and from China.

Finally, he serves as a Strategy Consultant to the Board of Directors of FirePro Systems (engaged in the Fire Suppression industry with presence in over 70 countries), with specific tasks relating to the Group’s global expansion & listing on an international stock exchange. Andreas holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics & Quantitative Techniques and an MBA from Imperial College in London (Thesis: “Introducing Venture Capital in Cyprus”); he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK and the Institute of Management in the UK. He is a Fully Accredited Management/Financial Consultant by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) and a licensed stockbroker by the Stock Exchange Commission in Cyprus.

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