Basic Info

John Chalkidis

More than 15 years

Voula, Greece

Master's Degree

Senior Management

Work Experience

Managing Partner at MnA

Experience Details

Managing Partner

Banking

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Appointed to provide diligence and critical evaluation of all aspects of mid-market M&A transactions and large scale Project Finance proposals and advise on valuations, strategy, preparation of legal documents and negotiations with the counterparty.
Sample Engagements:
• Delivered the €1.7bn project for the construction of an LNG Hub in SE Europe by evaluating the feasibility, researching the global Natural Gas Industry and submitting a detailed report to the investors.
• Completed the €50m proposed acquisition of a private bank in Liechtenstein by analysing financial performance and status, carrying out due diligence and constructing financial models to advise the Buyer on strategy and price range.
• Negotiated a price reduction from €85m to €63m on the acquisition of a real estate investment trust (REIT) listed on the Stock Exchange through researching and evaluating the relevant sub-segment of the market.
• Led the €71m acquisition of a large private hospital in Athens by advising the buyer on a Public Tender through the bidding process and conducting further negotiations to guarantee jobs.


Company Details

MnA

Greece

1-10 employees

Banking

N/A

Nov 2009 to present (7 years 1 month)
Chairman of the Board and Group CEO at OLYMPIC AIRWAYS SA

Experience Details

Chairman of the Board and Group CEO

Operations/Management

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Appointed by and reporting to the Greek Government, with full P&L responsibility, “to run and privatize the Group without any disruption of operations nor any safety compromises whatsoever”, to seek and obtain privatization approval from the European Commission and run an International Bid.
Key Achievements:
• Reduced costs by €280m pa for the Greek Republic through the targeted implementation of the privatisation process and a detailed strategic design despite resistance of the Unions and the looming Global Financial Crisis.
• Maintained no loss of revenue as a result of transitioning from Olympic Airways to Olympic Air by designing and carrying out a seamless overnight transfer of operations across 39 airports, the first in aviation industry.
• Achieved €112m in total compensation reclaimed through successful European Court Arbitrations by leading and directing internal financial and legal teams and appointing a firm of International Lawyers.
• Improved EBITDA by 17% by streamlining processes with the Ground Handling operation in 39 airports, reducing aircraft delivery times by 30% with the MRO and re-negotiating supplier agreements.
Saved €20m per annum in operational costs by restructuring the senior management team, establishing and implementing new policies and procedures, strict liquidity and supply chain management.


Company Details

OLYMPIC AIRWAYS SA

Greece

More than 1000 employees

Airlines/Aviation

N/A

Jul 2008 to Oct 2009 (1 year 3 months)
Chairman of the Board and CEO at PANTHEON AIRWAYS SA

Experience Details

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Operations/Management

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Appointed by and reporting to the Greek Government, with full P&L responsibility, to establish a licensed commercial airline conforming to Industry and Government regulations in order to be used as a corporate vehicle for the privatisation of OLYMPIC AIRLINES.
Key Achievements:
• Saved €59m on the set up of the airline by dry-leasing instead of purchasing, mastering the regulatory framework and operational requirements and implementing them on time and to budget.
• Earned €1.3m in dividends, paid to the Greek Government as a result of short term investments by utilising banking network contacts and carrying out a shrewd bidding process.
• Built the entire organizational structure, corporate governance, policies and procedures, safety practises, created the business plan and the marketing approach and designed the operational plan.


Company Details

PANTHEON AIRWAYS SA

Greece

51-100 employees

Airlines/Aviation

N/A

Jan 2008 to Jul 2008 (6 months)
Senior Relationship Manager at INTESA SANPAOLO BANK

Experience Details

Senior Relationship Manager

Banking

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Appointed to originate and build relationships to result in a large-cap Corporate Portfolio, to penetrate the Greek Market and to cross-sell all products including those of the Investment Banking Subsidiary (BANCA IMI) and the Project Finance Division (Bids for project funding), in compliance with the Bank’s policies and financial targets.
Key Achievements:
• Created a healthy €1bn+ Large-cap credit portfolio by marketing the Bank’s brand to old and new client relationships, rigorous financial analysis and research of the financing needs of corporations based on their strategic initiatives.
• Initiated the issue of a €560m bond, the largest in the Greek market for 5 years, by liaising with the client and investment banking division and advising on the bidding process, against all other participating banks.
• Increased EAT from €1m to €7m by creating the portfolio of clients, generating a substantial amount of both new and collateral business and negotiating all pricing, terms of relationships and lending contracts.
• Delivered a €120m IPO underwriting participation and 2 Project Finance Syndications by utilising past networking contacts, preparing the actual proposals and communicating effectively with HQ in Italy.


Company Details

INTESA SANPAOLO BANK (multinational)

Greece

More than 1000 employees

Banking

N/A

Sep 2000 to Jan 2008 (7 years 4 months)
Director at IONIAN FINANCE SA

Experience Details

Director

Banking

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Appointed to handle an increasing demand for Corporate Advisory Services such as IPOs, Rights Issues, Mergers and Acquisitions, Debt restructuring, Business Plans Preparations and Project Finance Bids.
Key Achievements:
• Raised €500m of funds in the delivery of 14 IPOs in the Athens Stock Exchange by marketing to investors and underwriters, winning their trust, drafting the IPO Memoranda and devising the pricing strategy.
• Generated €265m in raised capital by managing 6 rights issues. Handled 2 Mergers and Acquisitions, 2 major debt restructurings and 1 privatisation by preparing all documentation, complying all along with strict regulations of the Capital Market Authorities.


Company Details

IONIAN FINANCE SA

Greece

51-100 employees

Banking

N/A

Sep 1997 to Aug 2000 (2 years 11 months)

Achievements


• Delivered the €1.7bn project for the construction of an LNG Hub in SE Europe by evaluating the feasibility, researching the global Natural Gas Industry and submitting a detailed report to the investors.
• Completed the €50m proposed acquisition of a private bank in Liechtenstein by analysing financial performance and status, carrying out due diligence and constructing financial models to advise the Buyer on strategy and price range.
• Negotiated a price reduction from €85m to €63m on the acquisition of a real estate investment trust (REIT) listed on the Stock Exchange through researching and evaluating the relevant sub-segment of the market.
• Led the €71m acquisition of a large private hospital in Athens by advising the buyer on a Public Tender through the bidding process and conducting further negotiations to guarantee jobs.



• Reduced costs by €280m pa for the Greek Republic through the implementation of the privatisation process and a detailed strategic design despite resistance of the Unions and the Global Financial Crisis.
• Maintained no loss of revenue as a result of transitioning from Olympic Airways to Olympic Air by designing and carrying out a seamless overnight transfer of operations across 39 airports, the first in aviation industry.
• Achieved €112m in total compensation reclaimed through successful European Court Arbitrations by leading and directing internal teams and appointing a firm of International Lawyers.
• Improved EBITDA by 17% by streamlining processes with the Ground Handling operation in 39 airports, reducing aircraft delivery times by 30% with the MRO and re-negotiating supplier agreements.
• Saved €20m per annum in operational costs by restructuring the senior management , establishing and implementing new policies and procedures, strict liquidity and supply chain management.



• Saved €59m on the set up of the airline by dry-leasing instead of purchasing, mastering the regulatory framework and operational requirements and implementing them on time and to budget.
• Earned €1.3m in dividends, paid to the Greek Government as a result of short term investments by utilising banking network contacts and carrying out a shrewd bidding process.
• Built the entire organizational structure, corporate governance, policies and procedures, safety practises, created the business plan and the marketing approach and designed the operational plan.



• Created a healthy €1bn+ Large-cap credit portfolio by marketing the Bank’s brand to old and new client relationships, rigorous financial analysis and research of the financing needs of corporations based on their strategic initiatives.
• Initiated the issue of a €560m bond, the largest in the Greek market for 5 years, by liaising with the client and investment banking division and advising on the bidding process, against all other participating banks.
• Increased EAT from €1m to €7m by creating the portfolio of clients, generating a substantial amount of both new and collateral business and negotiating all pricing, terms of relationships and lending contracts.
• Delivered a €120m IPO underwriting participation and 2 Project Finance Syndications by utilising past networking contacts, preparing the actual proposals and communicating effectively with HQ in Italy.



• Raised €500m of funds in the delivery of 14 IPOs in the Athens Stock Exchange by marketing to investors and underwriters, winning their trust, drafting the IPO Memoranda and devising the pricing strategy.
• Generated €265m in raised capital by managing 6 rights issues. Handled 2 Mergers and Acquisitions, 2 major debt restructurings and 1 privatisation by preparing all documentation, complying all along with strict regulations of the Capital Market Authorities.



Education

MBA in Business Administration

Education Details

MBA

Business Administration

University of Rochester, United States

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Entrepreneurship, CIS

N/A

University of Rochester
1988 - 1990
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering

Education Details

Bachelor's Degree

Computer Engineering

university of patras, Greece

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Computer Engineering and Informatics

A five-year degree with a thesis prerequisite (MSc equivalent).

university of patras
1982 - 1988
High School - Other

High School Details

Other

1st Ptolemaida High School

Greece

1981

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

N/A

1st Ptolemaida High School
1981
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Profile Skills and Keywords

AirlinesAll CulturesAviationBankingBooksBusiness AdministrationBusiness-orientedChairman Of The Board And CEOChairman Of The Board And Group CEOClassical MusicComputer EngineeringCorporate BankingDetails-orientedDirectorEnglishFrenchGreekINTESA SANPAOLO BANKIPOsInnovativeIntegrityItalianLeaderM&As;MBAMac OSManagementManaging PartnerMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft PowerPointMicrosoft ProjectMicrosoft WordNegotiatorNew TechnologiesProject FinanceSailingSenior Relationship ManagerThe SeaVisu

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Greek

Greek

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

French

French

: Advanced

: Intermediate

: Advanced

: Intermediate

Italian

Italian

: Intermediate

: Beginner

: Advanced

: Beginner

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Mac OS

Mac OS

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Visu

Visu

: Advanced

: Medium

:

5-7 years

Fields of Expertise

Corporate Banking

Corporate Banking

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

M&As;

M&As;

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

IPOs

IPOs

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Project Finance

Project Finance

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Aviation

Aviation

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Key Skills

Leader, Business-oriented, Negotiator, Details-oriented, Innovative

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