Our team of specialists

Our growing team of specialists have been chosen because of the skills and principles they bring to our organization. They share the common values of ethos, reliability and integrity which define the company’s culture while the diversity of their abilities ensures Athlos Capital can service the needs of its entire client base.

Ioannis Petri

Managing Director

Ioannis is the founder and Managing Director of Athlos Capital. His career started in 2007 at the Credit Hybrids and Exotics team of a leading global Investment Bank in London. In 2009 he returned to Cyprus and successfully set up the Investment Services team of a private bank which he headed up until 2016 before deciding to set up Athlos. He has extensive expertise in fixed income trading with a focus on the Cyprus and Greek markets, emerging markets and risk management.

Ioannis holds a BA Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham and a MSc in Financial Risk Management from the ICMA Centre, University of Reading.

Savvas Savva

Head of Russia/EM Trading

Savvas is the head of Russia / EM trading. After university, he worked for 6 years at VTB Capital in London in both Structured Credit Trading and Flow Credit Trading. Within the Structured Credit Trading team he gained extensive experience in trading credit derivatives such as Credit Default Swaps, Credit-linked notes and Total Return Swaps. Within Flow Credit Trading he was market-making Russia sovereign bonds and Russian financials. He returned to Cyprus to join Athlos and build the Russia / EM business.

Savvas holds a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Finance and Economics, both from the London School of Economics.

Maria Kapsali

Compliance Officer

As Compliance Officer at Athlos Capital Maria’s duties include the design and evaluation of the internal systems and controls of the Company. She is also responsible for the identification and assessment of the risks faced by the Company, the promotion of a ‘compliance culture’ at Athlos Capital as well as ensuring the overall compliance of the Company with the applicable laws and regulations. She brings valuable experience to Athlos Capital in the effective implementation of the provisions of Investment Services Law and the applicable regulatory framework.

After her studies in Law at Lancaster University where she obtained her LLB Law Honours, Maria completed here training as a Junior Lawyer and was a member of the Cyprus Bar Association as a Lawyer from 2013 to 2016. Maria’s accreditations also include the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) Advanced Certificate.

Alex Kyriakidis

Head of Greece

Alex is Head of Greece. In 2009 he joined BGC within FX Options and soon became a valued member of the Bond Desk as a non-core EGB broker. There he gained comprehensive knowledge while specialising in Greek government, financial and corporate bonds. In 2015 he joined Vantage Capital Markets where he went on to successfully build the Greek desk while extending his skills to other European and EM markets. His focus at Athlos will remain on Greece and establishing a chief specialist desk within the market rooted in his experience.

Alex holds a BA in Politics with Economics from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and an MSc in Political Economy of Europe and the EU from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Antonis Zonia

Greece/Cyprus Fixed Income

Antonis graduated from University in 2015 and straight away joined the Fixed Income desk at Vantage Capital Markets in London. He gained exposure in non-core European bonds as well as in Financials and Emerging markets. Antonis quickly established strong relationships and became responsible for his own client base trading Greece and Cyprus. He has joined the team at Athlos Capital as part of the Greek desk.

Antonis holds a BSc in Economics from City University of London

Phanos Vladimirou

Research Analyst

Phanos joined Athlos in 2019 as a Research Analyst providing invaluable information about the credit markets of Greece and Cyprus to our clients. Prior to joining Athlos, Phanos worked as a Dealer in the Treasury department of a Cypriot local Bank where he was heavily involved in managing the Bank’s liquidity. He has gained extensive knowledge and experience in FX, derivatives and fixed income trading.

Phanos is a CFA Charterholder and holds a BSc in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MSc in Monetary and Financial Economics from the University of Cyprus.

Sara Eojourian

Head of Wealth Management

Sara is the Head of Wealth Management at Athlos Capital. Her career started in 2006 at Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Division in London. In 2010 she returned to Cyprus and was hired as a Senior Private Banker at the largest Cypriot Bank. In 2017 she left to run a Cyprus Investment Firm which she headed until 2020 when she joined Athlos Capital. She has extensive experience managing High and Ultra High Net Worth Individual’s portfolio’s both under execution and advisory services, across all major asset classes.

Sara holds a BSc in Business Management from King’s College London, University of London and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School.

Nikolas Zannettis

Operations Analyst

Nikolas is responsible for the post-trade processing and back office operations of the Company as well as providing operational support to other departments of the company. After graduating from University in 2015 he joined Wealth Management Operations department at a local bank, where he worked for 5 years, gaining substantial knowledge and experience in investment operations including custody, settlement, corporate actions and cash management.

Nikolas holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration-Finance and an M.Sc. in Finance, both from the University of Cyprus.