Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Dr. Nikolaos Porfyris is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) at ATHEX Group. He has been with the Athens Exchange Group since 1998 in a number of positions, as Head of Research & Development of Derivatives (ADEX), Director of Business Development of Derivatives Market (ADEX), Director of International Affairs, Director of the Central Registry, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Business Development Officer. He is currently Vice Chair of the Markets Steering Committee of Athens Exchange.
He is representing ATHEX Group in European Associations such as the Federation of European Stock Exchanges (FESE), where he is also Vice Chair of the Management Committee, the European Central Depositories Association (ECSDA) and European Association of Clearing Houses (EACH).
He has been working in the securities industry since 1993 with previous appointments with Fimat, Societe Generale Group, and HSBC James Capel as quantitative analyst, derivatives analyst and research and dealing, respectively.
He is holder of a first class BS in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, PhD in Electrical Engineering from Edinburgh University and MBA with orientation in Finance from the Edinburgh University Management School. His previous working experience include research and process engineering in the microelectronics fabrication industry.