Gerald Group, (“Gerald/the Group”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Patricia Nikolopoulos to Group CFO and appointment to the Group’s board of directors. Ms. Nikolopoulos has been a member of the Group’s management committee since 2014 and has until now served as Gerald’s CFO North America. She has two decades of experience in the global commodities industry and with the Group, and the capability and know-how to lead and to contribute to the Group’s strategy. For the last few years, she has overseen globally the Group’s risk management, financial reporting, accounting, and human resources, as well as the Stamford office where she is based. An economist by degree, she joined Gerald in 2001 in accounting and analysis, before being appointed to manage the trade accounting and risk team.
Craig Dean, chairman and chief executive officer of Gerald Group, said today: “I am delighted to congratulate Patty on her well-deserved promotion and appointment to the board of directors, which the entire board has wholeheartedly endorsed. Patty has already been acting in this capacity for some time, and I look forward to her on-going contribution to the Group’s strategic initiatives as we enter 2020, and as she takes on her new role.”
“With Patty’s promotion, I am proud that fifty percent of executive seats on Gerald’s board of directors are represented by women, which I believe is an industry first. Collectively, our seven board members have around 150 years of experience in the global commodities sector, which demonstrates a strong leadership team, and tremendous commitment, perseverance and loyalty to the Group,” Mr. Dean added.
“I am excited to take on the role of Group CFO and board member at Gerald, and thankful to Craig and the BOD for recognising my commitment and valuing my contribution to the Group over the last 20 years. I am greatly looking forward to working with my colleagues and our partners as we continue to build our position in an increasingly dynamic industry and as one of the leading metals merchants globally,” said Ms. Nikolopoulos.
About Gerald Group:
Gerald Group aims to contribute to world trade and economic development in a sustainable and responsible manner. Founded in 1962 in the United States, the Group is the world’s oldest and largest independent and employee-owned metals trading house. Headquartered in London, the Group is led by chairman and CEO, Craig Dean. Gerald is a dedicated and trusted partner to leading miners and processors, industrial consumers and major financial institutions and has market presence in all regions of the world. The Group operates trading hubs in Shanghai, Stamford, and Switzerland for the merchanting of non-ferrous, ferrous and precious metals and related concentrates and raw materials. Gerald’s global footprint, conservative risk management culture, expert market intelligence, deeply experienced and innovative trading desks combined with logistics, storage, and structured finance solutions, are complimented by strategic relationships, enhancing the business’ capability to provide customers access to a diverse and steady supply of resources.
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