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New BSTDB Secretary General Assumes Duties


Following a proposal of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, the BSTDB Board of Directors appointed Mr. Aristotelis Spiliotis, as Secretary General for a period of four years.  Mr. Spilitiotis assumed his duties on 16 March 2019, upon the completion of the term of Mr. Serafeim Tsokas.


Mr. Spiliotis is a national of Greece, born in 1965. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of York, UK, in Money, Finance and Banking and a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Piraeus, Greece. He also holds a Certified Investment Portfolio Manager certificate from the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, Greece.


Mr. Spiliotis started his professional career in the private sector (1994), as an Investment Director of the mutual funds company DIETHNIKI S.A., NBG Group.  In 1999, he co-founded and managed a venture capital fund, 4E. He has served as Vice President of the Hellenic Venture Capital Association. He was board member in several Greek companies and banks. He was Director of Investment Participations of Omega Bank and Proton Bank, Chairman of the Board of the Omega Mutual Fund Management Company, Board member and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the business incubator Thermi S.A. and Board member of Panellinia Bank. In 2012, he joined the Economic Analysis and Research Department of the Bank of Greece.


Before joining BSTDB, Mr. Spiliotis served as special Economic Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Development of Greece. His areas of responsibility included the banking sector, financing tools, capital and money markets, investments and project financing, international economic relations.


He has taught in the universities of York and Leeds, U.K. and he is currently lecturing on banking and finance in Greek universities. He has published several articles in scientific and professional journals. 


Mr. Spiliotis is fluent in English and Greek.


He is married and has two children.


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The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is an international financial institution established by Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The BSTDB headquarters are in Thessaloniki, Greece. BSTDB supports economic development and regional cooperation by providing loans, credit lines, equity and guarantees for projects and trade financing in the public and private sectors in its member countries. The authorized capital of the Bank is EUR 3.45 billion. BSTDB is rated long-term “A-” by Standard and Poor’s and “A2” by Moody’s. For information on BSTDB, visit


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