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Minos Zombanakis, born in a small Cretan village in 1926, rose during the course of a 50-year career to become one of the leading figures in the global banking industry. On the way he faced the ravages of war, talked his way into Harvard, faced down the sceptics, and pioneered many of the techniques used by international bankers today. James Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank, described him as “a legend, not only because of his financial skills but also, while Greek, he is one of those universal figures who have shaped our international marketplace.”
In this authorised biography, David Lascelles traces the remarkable story of Zombanakis through the markets of Europe, America, the Middle East and Japan, and explains how his innovations literally changed the financial world.
Author: David Lascelles
David Lascelles is a leading international writer on financial affairs. A former Banking Editor and New York correspondent for the Financial Times, he is now Senior Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, a London-based think tank which explores the future of the financial services industry. He is also the author of several books and research papers on banking and finance. He is married and lives in London.