I have been an international banking executive for over 20 years. I was involved in the original setup and ongoing management of three banks, including Citibank in Bulgaria. My career took me to Bucharest, London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Between 2015 and 2021, I was the Regional Chief Operating Officer for Citibank Treasury and Trade Solutions in Asia, covering 16 countries, including India and China, focused on transformation, digitization, and culture change. We won Euromoney Best Bank for transaction services three times during this period; We won various categories of the Global Finance Best Digital bank awards each year since 2017.
Then, in April 2021, I decided to quit my high-flying job and try something new. The family and I left Hong Kong and moved all the way back to Europe. We live in Athens and created a completely different life.
Now I am building a “portfolio career,” which means running a “portfolio” of activities: board director, change advisor, investor, career coach, lecturer, podcaster, and speaker.
In my free time, I am educating myself and connecting with people involved in companies and organizations to combat climate change – this is the next activity I am planning to add to my “portfolio.”