Founder & CEO

George M. Ioannides


George  has over 20 years of Corporate finance and transaction deals and leads GEMM boutique advisory limited liability company. He started his career in shipping managing the operations of companies owning tanker and bulk carrier ocean going vessels. During his career in shipping George has dealt with complicated transactions including but not limited to raising of funds, acquisition of vessels and closing deals with charterers and trading houses. Following his shipping career, George moved to KPMG Larnaca as a senior manager In the deal advisory department. He has completed  numerous engagements with clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to big public companies and government organizations. He has expertise in various industry sectors including financial services, retail, tourism & leisure, shipping, real estate and more.

George is the CEO and lead advisor of GEMM  specialising in Corporate Finance and Transaction Services typically advising clients before and during the execution of a transaction, financing of new projects, equity issues and IPOs, preparation of business plans, equity valuations and reorganisations.  He has worked on numerous  advisory engagements with from different  industry and sizes.

George is currently a Fellow member of the Management and Strategy Institute and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Education & Qualifications

  • BA Accounting and Economics, University of ESSEX
  • Msc in Shipping Trade and Finance, City University of London
  • CFIA (Corporate Finance Institute Analyst), Corporate Finance Institute
  • FMVA (Financial modelling and valuation analyst), Corporate Finance Institute
  • Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA), Corporate Finance Institute
  • CYSEC Advanced Certification (CN7409), Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CYSEC)
  • Financial Planning and Wealth Management (FPWM), Corporate Finance Institute
  • Certified Blockchain Expert (CN 54702342), Blockchain Council
  • Certified Circular Economy Professional (CCEP), Circular Economy Alliance & Ecole des Ponts business school
  • Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Specialisation, Corporate Finance Institute
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Specialization Certificate, Corporate Finance Institute
  • Corporate Leadership Certified (CLC), Management and Strategy Institute (MSI)
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Professional (CAMP), Financial Crime Academy (FCA)
  • Certified Audit and Investigations Professional (CAIP), Financial Crime Academy (FCA)
  • Certified Anti-Financial Crime Professional (CFCP), Financial Crime Academy (FCA)
  • Certificate in Sustainability of Finance (Cert SF), ACCA
  • Climate Finance Certificate, ACCA & CFA
  • GRI Certified Sustainability Professional (GCSP), GRI
  • ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Certification
  • Chartered ESG Investment Manager (CEIM), Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications
  • Certified Carbon Management Leader (CCML), Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications