Global co-head of FX and Precious Metals
Member of the Investment Bank Executive Committee
George Athanasopoulos joined UBS in July 2010 as the Global Head of FX and Precious Metals Distribution, based in London. He moved to Zurich in March 2011 and assumed the additional responsibility of Co-Head of Global Foreign Exchange, a position he shares with Chris Vogelgesang.
Before joining UBS, George spent a year in Greece as General Manager at Eurobank EFG, managing the Group's Global Trading and Distribution businesses. Prior to that he spent five years as a Managing Director at Barclays Capital in London, with responsibility for Global Foreign Exchange and Global Emerging Markets Distribution, having joined from Merrill Lynch in 2004.
George's career in Financial Markets includes six years in Asia where he worked for NatWest Markets and Merrill Lynch in FX Derivatives Trading and Structuring.
George holds a Dipl.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Numerical Methods from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc from Cass Business School.
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