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Nikolas

The first name in teamwork

As a Senior Manager, Client Services, Nikolas Gerkotis is an accomplished member of our Cyprus office where he leads a team of six. No client need is too great for Nikolas, who seamlessly manages relationships, risks, due diligence and compliance – all with an intuitive understanding of what’s needed. Being a good team leader is important to Nikolas, and he is excellent at inspiring and teaching his team to be both effective and efficient.

Be calm and think outside the box, don’t just tick the boxes.

Before joining First Names Group, Nikolas worked at a major international bank.  As an Account Executive and then Relationship Manager, it was there he first nurtured his intrinsic skills as a leader suited to people orientated roles. He has an MSc in Human Resource Management and Business from Aston University in the UK and a BSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Nicosia. He is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and of the British Psychological Society.

Nikolas approaches work and its challenges calmly and sees great value in promoting a culture of mutual understanding and teamwork. One of his key ambitions is to be a role model for his team. He enjoys working with Constantinos Meivatzis, who, “who always has time to listen to what others have to say and to help with their professional development”.

FIRST AMBITION: TO BE A FOOTBALLER

Born in the UK, but raised in Cyprus Nikolas can often be found hunting for his favourite food – Ofto Kleftiko, a traditional Cypriot dish cooked in a peat oven – on his days off. A devotee of all types of sports, he is never happier than when he’s watching his football team OMONOIA play on home turf. Nikolas is a proud father to his son and is looking forward to watching his family grow.