Constantinos Herodotou graduated from University College London (UCL) in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics (First Class Honours and an award for his performance in Economics). After working in Paris, he completed a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 2001 with Distinction (top 10% of the year’s class) at London Business School.
He joined UBS Investment Bank in 2001 in London, where he worked for almost all of his investment banking career and rose through the ranks to head concurrently two sectors for the investment bank. He was Head of Shipping for Europe, Middle East and Africa and simultaneously headed Infrastructure & Concessions / Project Finance for Central & Eastern Europe. He re-launched both sectors and developed them into multi-million annual revenue businesses.
He has advised governments as well as global private sector conglomerates and companies on major financial transactions and strategy, totalling an approximate value of over €50 billion. His experience includes structuring and heading complex negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, project concessions, listing companies on stock exchanges (NASDAQ and NYSE), structuring and raising equity and debt (bank financing as well as bonds) capital, corporate and financial restructurings and project finance.
In June 2014 he relocated to Cyprus to take up the role of Commissioner of Privatisations and in March 2017 he was appointed as an executive member of the CBC Board.
Since 11 April 2019, he is the Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.