Stephen Lemonides, who served as Chief Financial Officer at GKFX Financial Services until May 2017, has become the Head of Finance at Ahoy Club. He will look to embark on his newly acquired position, while exemplifying his expertise gained from a robust financial background. Headquartered in London, Ahoy Club is part of the Axiom Club Group, and is a computer software company providing a platform for “booking and managing the global luxury yacht fleet online.”
Experience is Key
Mr. Lemonides has had a great deal of experience in executive level positions throughout his career. After starting out his career as a Compliance Officer at Aspinalls Club Ltd. back in 1999, he took a significant leap when he became CFO of Allcom Pia Tel Ltd. in 2005.
Mr. Lemonides remained in this position for two and a half years, before joining SVS Securities, where he acted as Director of Finance and Operations during a six year stint with the company. According to his LinkedIn profile, his tasks included being “Responsible for Finance and the day to day running of the middle and back offices such as Settlements, Compliance, IT and HR for the Group.”
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His relatively lengthy tenure at SVS enabled him to oversee more than just a financial department, acting as director of operations as well. It therefore makes sense that as he left the company in May 2014, he immediately took on a similar role for Pia Markets, becoming Chief Financial and Operating Officer until June 2016.
Prior to taking his current position, Mr. Lemonides worked for a short period as Chief Financial Officer for GKFX Financial Services. He only remained active in this position for ten months, leaving in May 2017 for unspecified reasons. GKFX has had active turnover at the executive level as of late, as just this past Friday, acting CEO Serkan Arli resigned from the board of directors. Moreover, the company saw board member Kasim Garipoglu step down, and he was replaced by the newly hired CFO Rod Martenstyn.
As he begins his new journey, he will look to improve the company’s financial performance by embedding his knowledge and experience into company operations.