Marilena Orfanides


Company: Consultores Privados SL



Greek born and raised in Spain, attended French Lycée and ICADE Business Graduate School (E2). Bilingual in five languages (greek spanish french english and italian), plus basic knowledge in german.

Hired by The Chase Manhattan Bank as a credit trainee in London for the International Institutional Division in NY where was assigned to the Italian Desk. Shortly later, as a team manager, assigned to Milan to set up the Institutional Division in the branch where relations included credit lines and multiple financing facilities to fund the italian banks´needs.

Joined JP Morgan in Milan thereafter as part of the new capital markets division (The Investor Services Group), where provided investment instruments to banks, funds, insuance companies, and s.o. listed companies on the Milan SE, and underwrote loan syndications.

Pursued institutional career with Banque Paribas (Milan) as Institutional Investors relations and held the propriatory book for the branch, investing in foreign securities.

Returned to Madrid in late 1987 to join Chase Institutional Spanish desk and abandoned this sector to joint the Private Banking industry.

Appointed as Member of Senior Management in Credit Suisse to set the private banking activities in Spain, starting from scratch the entire department, including front and back office while attracting clients and managing their portfolios. Active member of the International PB strategy as Spain PB Head.

Appointed with full team to pursue Private Banking activities in Société Générale, with continued and growing client relationships, shortly sold to the Santander responsible affiliate for the business.

Since then, acting as an independent private banker with old time continued and growing number of client relationships as a representative of CA Indosuez Wealth Management, managing portfolios and advising clients in their family financial planning and estate matters.

Broad variety of interests, in the arts, classic music, nature, cooking, decoration, sailing, and looking forward to visiting  Japan