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, earlier in his career.
A relatively new addition to the Deccan Heritage Foundation, Mr Potamianos also serves on numerous other boards including those of the Knightsbridge School International, the American School of Classical Studies/Gennadios Library, the American Institute of Archaeology and The 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 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 Hellenic Society of Environment and Culture’s ‘Greek Paths of Culture’ program on the islands of Patmos and Sifnos, amongst others.