Globalworth announces that Dimitris Raptis is appointed sole CEO of the Group. Ioannis Papalekas stepped down as CEO of the company effective 15th of December 2020.
Dimitris Raptis (45) is a seasoned business leader with 25 years of experience in the financial services and real estate industries. He has been Globalworth’s Co-CEO since March 2020.
He joined the Group when it was founded in 2012 as Deputy CEO and Chief Investment Officer.
In this role, he was involved in most of the Company’s activities, with primary responsibility for Globalworth’s investment and capital raising initiatives, and since 2017, Globalworth Poland, the Group’s Polish business.
During this period, he oversaw acquisitions and developments worth of Euro 2.7 billion (including the acquisition of the portfolio company that became Globalworth Poland in a take-private transaction) as well as the raising of Euro 5 billion of equity capital and debt capital transactions which propelled Globalworth from an asset base of Euro 53m when it was listed in London’s AIM market exchange in 2013 to over Euro 3 billion today.
Before joining Globalworth, Dimitris Raptis spent 16 years in Deutsche Bank, most of them as a senior member of the real estate investment management group of Deutsche Bank’s Asset and Wealth Management division (“RREEF”).
Dimitris Raptis has a First Class (HONS) BSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, London.