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Mr. George Koukis started his career at QANTAS in 1973, where he was heavily involved with the computerization of its Management Information Systems (MIS and Accounting). He then spent six years with Management Science America (MSA) in Australia, where he held various management positions including as its Managing Director. In 1986, Mr. Koukis introduced ROSS SYSTEMS, A VAX specialist software company, to the Asian region, based out of Hong Kong.
In 1993, Mr. Koukis founded and managed TEMENOS Group AG, taking the company public on the Zurich Stock Exchange in 2001. Mr. Koukis retired in July 2011, he is still a member of the Board of TEMENOS as a Non Executive Director.
After completing a BA in Economics at the University of Geneva, Mr. Pavoncello started his professional career at UBS as Portfolio Manager in 1987, and became responsible for the investment strategy and member of the investment committee. He joined Credit Suisse in 1999 to head the HNWI department in Geneva. Based on his wide experience in finance, Mr. Pavoncello created Wedge Associates SA in 2004, a Wealth Management and Investment company with a direct financing and Private Equity department. As a former member of the Board of the Swiss Financial Analyst Association, Mr. Pavoncello is currently a Board member of the Swiss Asset Manager Association.
Robert Boers started his career as a sales representative for Digital Equipment Corporation in the Netherlands. After several years in the IT department of RaboBank, he returned to Digital Equipment Europe in Geneva. In various engineering functions, he was responsible for Telecommunication compliance, the European External R&D program, established several Digital engineering centers in Western Europe, and created Digital’s software migration center in Moscow.
Robert has an engineering degree from the Technical University in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, an Honorary Doctorate from the Moscow Engineering-Physics Technical University, and completed the International Advanced Management Program from IMD, Lausanne and INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Robert founded Stromasys in 1998 as a management buyout at the time of the merger between Digital and Compaq.
Chris Pavlou began his career at Barclays Bank in London in 1966 where he worked in London, the USA, Belgium, and Asia and reached the Position of Deputy Chief Manager of Treasury and Capital Markets. In 1986 he joined HSBC in Hong Kong as Chief Manager of Treasury and Capital Markets. After a very successful career as Treasurer, he retired in 1998 and returned to his native country, Cyprus.
Mr. Pavlou has held a number of positions including Executive Director of Laiki Bank Cyprus, 2001-2004; Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of Temenos, 2001-2014; CEO and then Non-Executive Chairman of TFI markets, 2006-2011; Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of Prosafe, 2007-2014; and Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of the National Bank Of Greece—Cyprus, 2010-2012. He is Presently Non-Executive Chairman of the Investment Bank of Greece, Athens and also a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of Asbis Co. Mr. Pavlou is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and a Freeman of the City of London.