Board of Directors
Alexandros Salavrakos - Chair
With over 15 years of professional experience, Alexandros is an ideal addition to the SVI Board of Directors. After a few initial years as a business consultant in Greece, he moved to Belgium, first as an associate then as CEO and Chief Administrator of a "business angel" investment company. He has primarily been involved with consulting advice to, and investment in, start-ups as well as follow-up financial help in IPO's and M&A. He has been instrumental in guiding a number of success stories to the market - the most notorious of which being a start-up that developed into the Expedia travel company.
Kim has 20 years experience in the investment business. Beginning his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. in 1987, he also worked for Nomura, Credit Suisse and Mizuho leading teams conducting principal investment activities in which the firms' capital was invested directly for their own account. Major transactions include the acquisitions of Inntrepreneur Pub chain, Angel Trains, AT&T Capital, and Stenvalvet AB. Kim has extensive experience in structured finance, leveraged finance and credit derivatives trading. Kim sits on the boards of PepTCell Limited (www.peptcell.com), Flying Aces Limited (www.flyingaces.co.uk), Pharmajet Inc. (www.pharmajet.com), and Ignite Gaming Technologies (www.ignitegt.com).