Greece's return to economic growth has generated aplenty of investor interest in the country which is further enhanced by government initiatives to foster foreign investments in Greece. Please join Η.Ε. Minister of Development & Investments Mr. Adonis Georgiadis, in a conversation with Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory at Citi, around the future of Greece as a leading destination for international investment, as well as the commencement of the development of "THE ELLINIKON" which represents one of the largest urban regeneration projects globally and is expected to reposition Greece and Athens as a major, world-class destination.


July 20, 2021
Duration 50 minutes
Athens time London time US Eastern time  
18:00 - 18:05pm 16:00 - 16:05pm 11:00 - 11:05am Introductory Remarks
18:05 - 18:45pm 16:05 - 16:45pm 11:05 - 11:45am One-on-one discussion
18:45 - 18:50pm 16:45 - 16:50pm 11:45 - 11:50am Closing Remarks

Introductory Remarks

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis
President - Capital Link, Inc.

Since 1996 Mr. Nicolas Bornozis is the founder, President and CEO of Capital Link, Inc., an international investor relations and financial advisory group. It assists listed companies and capital markets related organizations to develop and maintain access to European and North American investors. Capital Link has offices in New York, London and Athens and is a leader in investor relations for listed shipping companies, U.S. Closed-End Funds and ETFs and international companies accessing the U.S. and European markets.

He also established and managed, Alexander Capital, L.P, a US broker-dealer firm, which developed brokerage and investment banking business in North America with the Greek, Egyptian and Russian markets. Sold the company at the end of 2003 to a group of US investors representing Russian interests. Between 1998 and 2002, he also established and managed Alexander Asset Management, Inc. which handled portfolios invested in the Greek and European equity markets.

Prior to Capital Link (1988-1995), he served as President and CEO of CCF International Finance Corp. (CCF IFC), the US broker/dealer subsidiary of Credit Commercial de France, now part of HSBC, and worked at the International Department of Bankers Trust Company in New York (1982-1984) and then at the Commercial Banking operation of CCF in New York (1985-1987) focusing on the financing of Wall Street firms and shipping.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (1982) and a Law Degree from the University of Athens (1979), in Greece with specialization in commercial and corporate law and is a graduate of Athens College in Greece.

For a period of twelve years he was a Visiting Lecturer on International Banking and Finance at the City University Business School (Department for Shipping Trade and Finance) in London, United Kingdom. Also, he served as Chairman of the Investment Management Committee of the Harvard Business School Club in New York.

Keynote Speaker

H.E. Mr. Adonis Georgiadis
- Minister of Development & Investments - Hellenic Republic

Adonis Georgiadis was born on November 6th, 1972, in Athens.

He graduated from the Faculty of History & Archaeology of the School of Philosophy of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.

In 1993, he took over the management of publications 'GEORGIADIS-LIBRARY OF GREEK'. In 1994, he founded the Liberal Studies Center "GREEK EDUCATION".

Elected MP in Athens B region in the elections of 2007 and 2009 with the LAOS political party.

In February 2012, he joined the Nea Demokratia political party, having resigned from the parliamentary office. Elected with Nea Demokratia in Athens B in the national elections of 2012 and 2015.

In 2011, he was Vice Minister of Shipping in the Government of Lucas Papademos and in 2013 he was appointed Minister of Health in the Government of Antonis Samaras.

On January 18th, 2016, he was appointed one of the two Vice-Presidents of the Nea Demokratia by decision of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the President of Nea Demokratia.

On July 8th, Adonis Georgiadis was appointed as Minister of Develpopment and Investments after the 2019 greek elections.

He is married to Eugenia Manolidou and they have two children, Perseus and Alcaeus.

On a one-on-one discussion with

Mr. Jay Collins
Vice Chairman Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory - Citi

Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory, is Citi’s senior banker for governments. He has covered clients around the world in every sector and run transactions across the full product spectrum of Citi. Jay has advised governments and corporations on large scale financings and M&A on every continent.

Over the course of his career, Jay has advised 54 different governments on privatizations, liability management and funding solutions, infrastructure finance, Market’s solutions, structured products and derivatives, and electronic banking services, including a wide range of digital solutions. He has been a Senior Credit Officer of the Firm since 2006.

Jay was Global Head of Citi’s Public Sector Group from 2005-2011 where he had day to day management responsibility for Citi’s business with central banks, finance ministries, pensions, sovereign wealth funds, cities and other government, quasi-government and supranational entities. From 2006-2007, Jay was also Global Head of Infrastructure for Citi.

From 2001- 2005, Jay was Head of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) for Global Banking at Citi. His London based responsibilities included managing the coverage effort for Investment Banking, Emerging Markets Corporate Banking, and Global Relationship Banking in the region. He also had responsibility for Islamic Finance.

Prior to his CEEMEA position, Jay was Deputy Head and the senior foreigner in Nikko Citigroup's Investment Banking Division in Tokyo, Japan. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer for the Latin America Region. In addition to his deal responsibilities, Jay managed Salomon Brother's joint ventures in Brazil, Chile and Argentina.

Public Marquee Transactions Include:
$20 Billion Debt Restructuring of Iraq
$27 Billion of NTT Privatizations
$12 Billion Exchange Offer for Argentina
$8 Billion VTB IPO
$13 Billion creation of Mittal Steel
$12.3 Billion in Turkish Privatizations
$15 Billion of Jamaica Debt Exchanges
$18 Billion KSA Syndicated Loan
$1.4 Billion Catastrophic Bond (Largest Ever) for Pacific Alliance (Colombia, Peru, Chile, Mexico)
$1.5 Billion Sale of 14 Greek Regional Airports
$5 Billion of Repurchase Agreements with Central Bank of Egypt



  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
  • Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, the Center for the Study of the Presidency
  • Board of Trustees, U.S. Philippines Society
  • Board of Trustees, The China Institute
  • Advisory Board, Tent Foundation
  • Advisory Board, MSFS, Georgetown
  • The Council on Foreign Relations
  • Former Senior Advisor, Baker-Hamilton Commission on Iraq
  • Former Chairman, US-Pakistan Business Council
  • Former Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Former Advisor, Securities and Commodities Authority, UAE


Past Experience

  • Management: Jay has served on Citi management committees including: compensation, human resources, investment banking management, fairness opinions, innovation, business selection, acquisition integration and corporate banking management. Jay has chaired the Firm’s Emerging Markets’ Investment Banking, EMEA Diversity and Privatization Committees.
  • Before joining Citi in 1997, Jay worked for Merrill Lynch in the “NY1”, US large-cap Investment Banking team and subsequently in Merrill’s Direct Investment Group.
  • Prior to moving to NY in 1993, Jay worked in Washington D.C., where he ran Government Relations for CSIS, the largest international think tank in the U.S., and later served as President of the G7 Council, a non-profit shadow G7 group of former Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors and economists.

Education / Awards

  • Jay has a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University where he graduated with Honors in International Business in 1989. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colorado College. He also studied at Waseda University.
  • He has appeared in national and international news, and has written and spoken extensively on a myriad of international economic, financial and political topics. Recent subjects include: Combatting Illicit Financial Flows; Cyber-Security Public Private Partnerships; Technology and Financial Inclusion; Tech for Integrity; Unlocking the Infrastructure Logjam; Funding the Sustainable Development Goals; Natural Disaster Solutions; Reserve Management Policy.
  • Jay is the USIP and C5’s winner of the “Shield in the Cloud” Award and recipient of the Admiral Thomas Moorer Leadership Award.
  • Jay speaks Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.


The webinar will consist of a 45-minute discussion between H.E. Minister of Development & Investments Mr. Adonis Georgiadis and Mr. Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory at Citi.

The webinar will be archived and available for replay on demand upon registration.


This webinar will be available for replay after the live broadcast.

Capital Link has initiated a series of webinars at regular intervals aimed to raise the profile of Greece as a business, investment as well as a cultural destination to the global community. The webinars feature experts who share their authoritative insight on a broad range of critical topics relevant to the economy, the business and investment as well as culture opportunities in Greece and the broader region. Capital Link is known for hosting top quality physical and digital conferences around the world as well as a series of webinars and podcasts on a variety of industry, finance and investment topics. Capital Link’s events combine top informational and education content with rich marketing and networking opportunities.

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