Mr. Constantinidis joined Piraeus Bank in 2014 as Senior Advisor to the CEO and heads the Task Force Merchant Banking unit that designs and executes corporate restructurings for some of the most problematic sectors of the Greek economy and devises platforms and strategies for the most efficient divestment of non-core assets and the deleveraging of the bank's balance sheet. Mr. Constantinidis brings more than 24 years of experience in investment banking with tenures at five bulge bracket investment and commercial banks. He was Global Head of the Special Situations Group at UBS from 2011 to 2013, a unit that acted as a lender of last resort in structured financings. He served as Managing Director and set up various structuring and trading businesses at Merrill Lynch from 2005 to 2008 and Deutsche Bank from 1999 to 2005. Prior to that, he spent 2 years as Director of EM Derivatives Trading and Structuring for Lehman Brothers and started his career at Credit Suisse where he worked for 7 years in corporate finance and specialized in structuring financial & derivatives solutions.
Mr. Constantinidis has spent the last two decades identifying new investment opportunities, creating new product lines, launching alternative asset classes, while hiring and training people to develop multi-million dollar business lines. He has set up structured product business lines in the following areas: commodities financing, emerging markets structured financing, fixed income derivatives solutions, special situations and distressed debt, and accounting, tax & regcap arbitage. He maintains a wide network of contacts in trading, structuring and origination desks across the financial industry. Mr. Constantinidis holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in financial engineering from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.B.A. in finance and computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.