j-saraintaris

John Saraintaris

CRM/Senior Advisor

Professional Experience

October 2018 to present:

PPC S.A., Athens, Greece

  • Investor Relations & Treasury Director        

June 2018 to Oct.  2018:         

PPC Renewables S.A., Athens, Greece 

  • Management Advisor        

June 2016 to June 2018:

  • Independent Finance and Insurance consultant 

June 2012 to June 2016:

SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, Athens, Greece 

  • Finance & Administration Director 

May 2010 to May 2012:

  •  Independent Finance and Insurance consultant 

Oct. 2006 to April 2010:

OPAP S.A., Athens, Greece 

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 

April 2004 to Sept. 2006:

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A., Frankfurt, Germany 

  • Country Head for Germany 

May 2002 to April 2004:

HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A.  

  • Management advisor 

Sept.  1999  to April 2002:

CITIBANK N.A., Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB), Athens, Greece  

(member of Citigroup) e-Business, Business Manager 

  • Responsibility for all cash management, trade, factoring, short- term financing as well as e- commerce products in Greece, formulation and implementation responsibility of the strategy and business plan, for marketing the full e- Business product set to the corporate customer base in Greece and evaluating outsourcing/ alliance opportunities and representing Citibank in external bodies (Union of Greek Banks, DIAS, Bank of Greece).

April 2001:                   

Senior member of the audit team which reviewed portfolio quality and (special assignment) credit process of  Citibank Brasil 

Dec 1997  to Sept. 1999:          

CITIBANK N.A., Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB), 

Athens, Greece Senior Relationship Manager, Vice President 

  • Management responsibility of the market segment with the largest portfolio in GCIB 

Greece. Formulation and implementation of the strategy and business plan including target market analysis for all corporations controlled by the Greek State. Senior Credit responsibility including supervision of the annual review of credit facilities exceeding $ 1.5 billion. Responsibility for arranging capital market transactions such as debt, equity, derivatives and syndicated loans including participating bank negotiations. 

March 1986 to Dec. 1997:

CITIBANK N.A., Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB) Athens, Greece.

Relationship Manager

  • Directing and coaching of financial analysts in the preparation of risk analyses 
  • Responsibility for customer calling to identify the optimal financing structure and market all bank products 
  • Member of the Pricing Committee of the Corporate Bank responsible for pricing all credit related products 
  • Coordination with Global industry specialists (in power, communication, transportation, infrastructure projects) to deliver solutions to corporation under my responsibility. 

EDUCATION

1980-1982

J.L. KELLOGG GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY.  Evanston, Illinois 

  •  Master of Management Degree concentrating in finance and international business acquired in June 1982

1976-1980

ATHENS GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS SCIENCES (ASOEE) Athens, Greece 

  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree concentrating in accounting and organizational behavior acquired in June 1980

1976               

Graduated from ATHENS COLLEGE