Having over 25 years of experience in the Banking Sector and especially in Corporate & Retail Credit Risk Management, Mr. Theodoros Georgakopoulos holds the position of Optima bank’s Chief Risk Officer.
His career commenced in 1994, in Ergasias Bank, where he worked in the Business Banking Sector as a SMEs and SBLs Senior Credit Analyst.
In 2001 he joined the Novabank team where he managed the design and creation of the Bank’s Credit Division.
Between 2005 – 2008, he was the Head of Millennium Bank’s Business Banking Credit Division. Then he was promoted to Deputy Chief Credit Officer of the Bank where he remained until 2012.
In 2012 he created the greenfield Millennium Bank’s Corporate Recovery & Collections Unit.
After Millennium Bank’s merger with Piraeus Bank in 2013, he became Director of Piraeus Group’s Mortgage Credit Division.
In 2018 he moved to Romania where he became Deputy CEO of Marfin Bank Romania (currently Vista Bank) after the acquisition of the Bank by Vardinogiannis Group.
As of May 2019, he was involved in the acquisition of Investment Bank of Greece, which is currently Optima bank.
Mr. Georgakopoulos holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.