“A highly qualified team with the experience to deliver in South East Europe”

Board

Paul Ensor, Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Ensor is a partner of RK Equity, a finance group that he co-founded in 2003. RK advises and helps to finance companies operating globally, as well as acting as an advisor to Asian groups investing in commercial property in Europe. Prior to that he spent 20 years in Asia and London as an equity analyst covering companies in emerging markets for leading investment banks including CLSA and UBS, and prior to that worked as a journalist for The Economist and Far Eastern Economic Review. B.A. in History from Brown University.  M. Phil. of Development Economics from Sussex University.

Alvaro Portela, Non-Executive Director

+20 years Executive President & CEO of Sonae Sierra, the Portuguese based global leader in retail real estate. Developed & operated 71 shopping malls (with a GLA of over 2m sqm) in Europe and Brazil, including Romania. Former Chairman of Real Estate Developer MAFP out of Dubai and also of the Investment Advisory Committee at Paneuropean Fund out of London. Currently sits on the Investment Committee at ECE European Prime Shopping Centre Fund and on the Boards of Sonae SGPS, Sonae Capital SGPS & Fundação Carmona e Costa.

Harin Thaker, Non-Executive Director

CEO of Aeriance Investments S.A., the multi-strategy debt fund platform of Aerium, an independent pan-European real estate investment manager. Former CEO of Hypo Real Estate Bank International and former Head of Real Estate Finance International at Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (as Hypo was renamed). The bank is a specialized lender in real estate finance and under Harin’s leadership it expanded in various international markets in Europe, and Asia, including several countries in Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

Dr. Franz Hoerhager, non-executive Director

Founding partner & executive director of Mezzanine Management GmbH, the manager of Accession Mezzanine Capital – the leading fund provider of subordinated debt to businesses in Accession countries in Central & Eastern Europe. Previously member of the managing board of Bank Austria Creditanstalt International AG where he was responsible for all international commercial banking activities with an emphasis on the countries of the former Soviet Union, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, the European Union & the USA. Holds a doctorate in Economics from Vienna University for Economy & World Trade.

Calypso Nomikos, Non-Executive Director

Ms. Calypso Nomikos is an entrepreneur primarily involved in ship owning and management as well as shipping-related commercial and trading activities mainly through the auspices of A.M Nomikos Transworld Maritime Agencies S.A. where she has served as a President since 1976. Ms. Calypso Nomikos has extensive experience in real estate in the SEE as a direct or indirect investor in many property deals.

Vagharshak Barseghyan, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Vagharshak Barseghyan has 16 years of international corporate finance, private equity and real estate development experience. He currently concentrates his efforts on two segments: real estate (development and investment) and investments into early- to mid-stage internet companies.

Ian Domaille, Non-Executive Director

Ian Domaille is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is director and founder shareholder of Artemis Trustees Limited, a licensed fiduciary services company. He has been involved in the financial services industry for over 25 years, initially as an auditor, and, over the last fifteen years, being involved in personal and corporate planning. Mr. Domaille is a director of a number of listed and private companies in the financial services and other sectors.

Antonios Kaffas, Non-Executive Director

Antonios Kyriakou Kaffas, aged 60 is appointed as non-executive director.  Antonios, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, has worked as CFO for major shipping groups and real estate companies, most recently at Gulf Marine Management S.A. and currently at Hermes Marine Management S.A.

Lambros Anagnostopoulos, CEO

Founder & former CEO of LAMDA Development, a real estate developer active in SEE, listed in Athens that grew from scratch to >€1 billion market cap. Co-founded Grivalia (former Eurobank Properties) Greece’s second largest listed REIT. Founded South East Continent Unique Real Estate Management in 2006 as a private equity platform to establish and manage property investment & development vehicles in SEE with two such funds invested in development projects in Romania, Bulgaria & Serbia. Prior to that he was a strategy consultant in various European and North American countries. Degrees from the National Technical University of Athens (Naval Architecture, Marine & Mechanical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSc) & MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA).

Management

Lambros Anagnostopoulos, CEO

Founder & former CEO of LAMDA Development, a real estate developer active in SEE, listed in Athens that grew from scratch to >€1 billion market cap. Co-founded Grivalia (former Eurobank Properties) Greece’s second largest listed REIT. Founded South East Continent Unique Real Estate Management in 2006 as a private equity platform to establish and manage property investment & development vehicles in SEE with two such funds invested in development projects in Romania, Bulgaria & Serbia. Prior to that he was a strategy consultant in various European and North American countries. Degrees from the National Technical University of Athens (Naval Architecture, Marine & Mechanical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSc) & MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA).

Constantinos G. Bitros, CFO

Appointed CFO of SPDI in August 2011. From 2007, CFO of SECURE Investments, a private company with more than US$250m AUM in three SEE countries. Held positions at Kantor Management Consultants. Previously ran a US$150m private equity derivatives portfolio in the US. MBA in Financial Engineering & Business Strategy from Loyola University of Chicago. BA in Finance & Accounting from Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB).

George Dopoulos, Commercial Director

Joined SPDI in 2009. Previously a partner of Phoenix Real Estates where he supervised the development of 250K sqm of industrial/logistics centres in Romania. Held project management related positions with the publicly listed international project and construction management firm, Hill International, focusing in SEE & the Middle East leading project planning, financial structuring, team augmentation & project implementation/completion monitoring tasks. Degrees in International Business & Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mihai Octavian Ghircoias, Managing Director Romania

A Team member since 2010. Managing partner for One Real Partner for 4 years, completing deals regarding industrial & residential projects. Previously Head of Office Agency for CB Richard Ellis & responsible for a portfolio of more than 200 clients. Degree in International Business from the Academy of Economics Studies of Bucharest & an MBA certification from the Open University (UK).

Dmitry Kichmarenko, Managing Director Ukraine

A Team member since 2011. Previously at Deloitte Kiev, acting as a manager in Financial advisory & Audit. Led buy-side & sell-side due diligence projects, IFRS & US GAAP audit engagements for local & international listed companies doing business in Ukraine & Georgia. Past managing positions in large Ukrainian industrial & trade business groups, & banks of the region. Master degrees in Banking & Finance from Kyiv National Economic University & ACCA qualification.