Christos Megalou is a senior international banker with extensive experience in management, banking and finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. Since March 2017, Mr. Megalou is the CEO of the Piraeus Bank Group, the largest bank in Greece. Mr. Megalou has worked with Barclays in Athens and London, Credit Suisse in London and has managed Eurobank Ergasias SA one of the four systemic banks in Greece. He was Chief Executive Officer of Eurobank Ergasias SA, Chairman of the Executive Board and Vice Chairman of Eurolife, the insurance arm of Eurobank Ergasias SA.
Born in Athens in 1959. From February 2013 until his appointment as CEO of Eurobank Group, he served as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking for Southern Europe (Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus) at Credit Suisse Europe – London. From May 2010 until February 2013, he was Managing Director and co-Head of Investment Banking for Southern Europe.
From 2002 until 2010, he served as Managing Director and Country Manager for Greece and Cyprus. During 1997 – 2002, he served as Director at Credit Suisse Europe, responsible for Greece and Cyprus. During 1989 – 1997, he served as Director at BZW (Barclays de Zoete Wedd), the Investment Bank of Barclays Worldwide, initially based in Athens and later relocating to the United Kingdom where he remained based until 2013. During 1986 – 1989, he worked for Agricultural Bank of Greece, while during 1984 – 1986 he worked for Arthur Andersen & Co in Greece.
He is Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association – United Kingdom from 2010 until today. He holds a BSc in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MBA from the Aston University of Great Britain (1981 – 1982). He is married and has two daughters.