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Phokion Potamianos

Phokion Potamianos is the General Partner at Sylvina Capital, a family office based in San Francisco.
Formerly a partner at Francisco Partners, a private equity fund specialising in technology investments, Mr Potamianos has also worked as Head of Semiconductor Banking at UBS and as an Institutional Investor and Wall Street Journal ranked Research Analyst at Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette. Mr Potamianos also serves on numerous other boards including Elliniki Etairia, the Knightsbridge School International, the American School of Classical Studies/Gennadios Library, the American Institute of Archaeology and the New York based Sonnabend Collection Foundation. Until recently Mr Potamianos was Chairman of the Advisory Board of the UC San Diego’s Scripps Institute of Oceanography Marine Archaeology program. Mr Potamianos’ interest in environmental, educational and research programs extends to contributions towards initiatives such as the construction of Greek charity, ANIMA’s raptor rehabilitation center in the Botanical Gardens in Athens. The Sonnabend Collection retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Venice, the University of Haifa’s marine excavation of the Bronze Age port of Tel Dor, the analysis of marine sediment and cores in the Gulf of Corinth by the University of Patras and the Greek Paths of Culture footpath construction program on the islands of Patmos, Sikinos and  Sifnos, amongst others.

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