Mr. Frontistis commenced his studies in Thessaloniki at the American College of Higher Studies where he obtained his 2 year certificate on Business Studies. He then went on to study at Nottingham Trent University, where he obtained his bachelors degree in Business Studies, followed by a Masters in Finance from the University of Strathclyde in the UK. At a later stage (in 2017) Athanasios enrolled at the University of Nicosia, where he obtained his Masters in Digital Currencies, with a focus on FinTech, Banking, Finance, Regulation, International Markets & other.
Athanasios’ career started with the Bonson Financial Services Group in Athens, Greece in 1996 where he was Head of the Greek Stock Exchange Operations & Sales Department and also a Member of the Board of Directors.
In 2000, Athanasios joined the Commercial Bank of Greece (a member of the Credit Agricole Group) where he held different posts throughout different periods. He started off as a Fund Manager for the company’s assets and investment insurance products, then held the post of Investment Director for one of the Bank’s subsidiaries (Groupama Phoenix Insurance) where he supervised the investment management of the company’s assets, under the insurance and pension portfolios. Throughout Athanasios’ last post within the bank, he was a Senior Asset Portfolio Manager and a Member of the Asset Management Investment Committee until 2007.
From 2007 onwards, Athanasios among others, acted as the CFO for the Kosta Boda Illum, as a Consultant for EMI S.A. Management Consultants, but also as the Chief Financial & Investment Officer for PROFINANCE.
Athanasios was appointed as GMM’s Portfolio Manager in April of 2020.