Stathis Anagnostou joined Southern Star Shipping Co. as its Vice-President and Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) as a Board Advisor in 2017, dealing with business development, investments and operations for both groups globally.
He is a strong advocate of Africa’s sustainability by developing its local sourcing content, while minimizing food waste both in the continent and all over the world. Stathis has worked before for the World Bank Group (WBG) since 2013, entering as a Finance Professional through its Fast Track Development / Young Professional Program in Finance, while later working as a specialist at the Office of the President / President’s Delivery Unit. He was lately helping the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its National Transportation Strategy and ports tariffs; in addition, he was leading globally the World Bank Group’s youth community. He previously rotated under External & Corporate Relations plus Corporate Finance Vice-Presidencies. One of his largest areas of focus before leaving the WBG was Strategy, Finance & Targets-Analytics for the WBG, while before he was looking into the change/risk management and restructuring the Group through Corporate Finance. He was also associated with the Partnerships between the WBG and the UN as well as the financial strategy for teams dealing with North America-Australia-New Zealand-Israel, United Nations, Internal Communications and Corporate Outreach.
Before joining the World Bank Group, Stathis headed the Business Development, Strategy & Investments team of Gulf Investor Circle (GIC) Group, a Private Equity / Venture Capital group focusing on investments in Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to that, he worked for Samsung Global Strategy Group in South Korea, focusing on Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure / Energy investments in North America but also on the company’s strategy to involve in more business areas worldwide.
Stathis began his career in Oil & Gas with GL Noble Denton in the United Kingdom, before moving to France and STELMA T.S.A. Group of Companies, a group dealing with shipping construction, infrastructure and energy; he has advised the Board of Directors on significant deals with private organisations or the government in countries such as France, Belgium, Algeria, Kuwait, Chad and Cameroon. Stathis has lived in 10 countries within 4 continents and is fluent in English, French and Greek.
Stathis holds a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Structural Engineering from Imperial College London, an MSc in Economics & Project Management from University College London (UCL) and an MBA from INSEAD, with an Exchange Alliance at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.