Welcome to Emmanuel ‘Manoli’ Olympitis personal web page.
Mr Olympitis’ business career started in 1971 when he undertook a graduate traineeship at County Bank. He was Executive Director of Bankers Trust International Limited from 1976 to 1980.
In 1986, six years after the company was founded by Jonathan and Timothy Aitken, he returned Aitken Hume International Plc to profitability as Group Chief Executive.
His first novel, By Victories Undone, was published by Quartet in 1988. It was in the top three of the Harrods best seller list (also known as the London List).
Other directorships have included Johnson & Higgins Ltd, the Winner of the Queen’s Export Award in 1994; Pacific Media Plc, owner of Asia’s first shopping channel; and Secure Fortress Plc, which works with the United States Department of Defense on anti-terror IT solutions.
Currently Mr Olympitis serves as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Photo-Me International Plc’s Audit Committee. Until recently Mr. Olympitis served as the Director of oil exploration company Canoel International Energy Ltd, and the Director of China Cablecom Holdings Ltd, China’s largest provider of cable television services. Mr Olympitis has also previously served as Chairman of Canoel International Energy’s Audit Committee