Dionyssios S. Kotsonis ’53

Dionyssios S. Kotsonis ’53 died on May 9, 2020 in New York, New York.      

(The following appeared on www.viralgr.com)

Dionyssios S. Kotsonis died in New York on May 9, 2020 from COVID-19Dionysis was born in 1930 in Pyrgos, Ilia. He graduated from Athens College and continued his studies in America – Bowdoin College BA, Columbia University PH.D.

He began his academic career in New York State, teaching economics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (1957-1961), and continued to teach in America until the end of his career at Brooklyn College and Hunter College, as well as at Greek universities such as the University of Economics, Piraeus, ALBA and the Athens University of Economics and Business.

He continued as a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and during Kennedy’s presidency served as an adviser to the Bernstein Commission on the US balance of payments in Washington.

He then moved to Wall Street as an international banker and in 1968 returned to Greece, head of the Andreadis Investment Bank, to continue as chief financial officer at the Skalistiris Business Group and then to the Titan Group.

In the late 80’s he had the idea and participated in the establishment of the Euro-Investment Bank, which was renamed Eurobank, of the Latsis Group.

He ended his career with something unprecedented for this – manager in shipping.

His four children, Stefanos, Dimitra, Karolos, and Giannis, his eight grandchildren, and his brothers Athena Simonidis and George Kotsonis lost his love, affection, spirit, humor and a good friend.

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