The Gerald Group has appointed Patricia Nikolopoulos as the chief financial officer (CFO) and member of Board of Directors of the group and in doing so, has expanded female representation at the board level to 50pc.
Nikolopoulos was a member of the management committee and CFO for the North American operations before being promoted to her current position as CFO for the group. She is an economist and joined the London-headquartered metals trading house in 2001 in accounting and analysis and has, since then, taken up many roles for the company in risk management, financial reporting, and human resources.
Craig Dean, chairman and chief executive officer of the group, congratulated Nikolopoulos for this promotion and added that with her entry into the Board of Directors, the company achieved a first of having 50pc of their executive seats represented by women. Collectively the Board of Directors accounts for almost 150 years of experience in the global commodities sector.