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Harris Antoniou

Founder & Managing Director at Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd

 Harris Antoniou
Harris is the Founder and Managing Director of Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd, a company established to transform the maritime leasing space, and provide access to funding for the fleet renewal required to decarbonize the global merchant fleet. Harris is also the founder and Managing Director of Neptune International AG, a company focusing on transformative investments and advice in high impact technologies and real assets. Currently an Investor and Board member of Natech SA, a rapidly growing financial software firm that builds and operates 360º Financial Software Solutions Serving Banks, Fintechs, Institutions & Companies. In 2021 Harris, as a Partner and Member of the Board of Advent Technologies Inc., a leading producer of fuel cells and core materials components and processes that revolutionize the energy sector, led the private placement round of the company in 2021 and its merger with Nasdaq listed AMCI Acquisition Corp. Harris has held various executive and management positions in leading institutions in the financial sector over the last 25 years. He served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of Amsterdam Trade Bank from March 2016 to February 2020. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of AMCI - a private group that focusses in mining projects and operations, trading, transportation, and private equity investments. Between 2009 and 2013 he was the Managing Director of Energy, Commodities and Transportation, and a member of the Management Group of ABN AMRO, where he led the international expansion of the business. Harris started his career with Bank Mees & Hope in 1993 and held a range of senior management positions within MeesPierson and Fortis in The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and Greece, always focusing on debt and equity investments in real assets, as well as in investment banking. He is passionate about technology, education and digital transformation. He was one of the first signatories of the Poseidon Principles, a supporter of United World Colleges in the Netherlands, and member of Abundance 360. Harris holds an MSc in Business Administration and Management from the University of Piraeus, Greece, and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), the Netherlands. He also successfully completed the General Management Program of Harvard Business School.
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