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Velos Advisory is a game-changing consultancy focused on delivering strategic transformative solutions.

 

About Velos

We are unique.

We are connected.

We are a niche, independent advisory boutique, with decades of experience, delivering cross border, high-level corporate governance advisory, transactional execution and communications support.

We are one of a very small number of independent corporate advisory, governance and communications experts that broke away from the mainstream industry.

We are shareholder response pioneers across EMEA - we sophisticated the region.

We tailor each solution to each client - that means connecting the right specialists directly with corporates, investors and financial, legal and communications advisers that are best in class in their field of work.

We deliver independent and transformative corporate advisory and transactional solutions with a difference.

We design solutions to capture competitive advantage for our clients.

Our goals:

1. to transform an outdated industry, by focusing on strategically aligned, holistic solutions involving investor relations, corporate governance and communications

2. to help corporates enhance their relationships with investors in order to secure support in any given situation while embracing best in class governance with the most progressive communications strategy

These solutions are sought after by corporate clients that require bespoke and transformative solutions, delivered with the highest levels of independence, focus, quality and personal service.

That's what we are about.

 

 

values

—> VISIONARY

We are forward thinking and give life to your vision.

—> ENGAGING

We make a difference and strive for perfection in all that we do.

—> LEADING

We forge a path rather than follow it. We are fiercely loyal to our beliefs but also to our clients.

—> OPTIMAL

We are brutally honest and passionate about what we create with you collaboratively.

—> STRATEGIC

We are methodical and focused on achieving our joint vision.

 
 

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Our People

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Aemilia Varfis

FOUNDER & CEO

Aemilia was part of the team that pioneered shareholder response advisory services in Europe.  

Aemilia has been instrumental in introducing cross border shareholder response, corporate governance advisory and investor engagement services across the EMEA region, specifically in France, Germany, Greece, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the UK.

She has over 19 years’ multi-disciplinary industry experience, which spans M&A transactions, capital increases, AGMs/EGMs, shareholder activism and corporate governance advisory. She has worked on over 450 cross-border assignments in the EMEA region and has led numerous high profile M&A and shareholder response campaigns and proxy fights, successfully securing support for all her clients.  Her knowledge and track record in the industry is unparallelled.

Before founding Velos Advisory, Aemilia held positions at D.F. King, ISS Corporate Solutions, Morrow-Sodali (UK & Greece) and Georgeson (UK & France).  

Aemilia is a public speaker on matters involving investor engagement, governance advisory and shareholder activism.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Andrew Nicolls

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR

Andrew has served as a strategic communications advisor to an enormous number of financial services and other organisations working out of London, New York, Hong Kong, Paris, and Limassol. His clients have included, KKR, State Street, JP Morgan, Accor, Thomson Reuters and Sir Robert McAlpine.

Andrew founded Copperfield Advisory in New York in 2017 and represented some of the US’s leading Wall Street titans including Anthony Scaramucci, Bob Diamond and Brad Katsuyama. Prior to this, Andrew was Vice Chairman of Hudson Sandler, one of the UK’s most established PR agencies, where he directed the firm’s work on behalf of financial services clients. Andrew also oversaw all international activity the firm conducted with clients and agencies and established the Hong Kong office, serving as its Chairman.

In 1998, Andrew co-founded what became the UK’s leading specialist PR agency, Penrose, focused on advising financial services companies. Penrose was sold to the Engine Group in 2010 and merged with two other agencies to become MHP, one of the UK’s largest independent PR companies.

Before going into communications, Andrew worked in The City of London, initially as a Jobber for Wedd Durlacher Mordaunt, which subsequently became BZW.

Andrew has been active with a wide range of charities serving on the boards of Terence Higgins Trust, De Paul Trust and is currently the US trustee for Human Dignity Trust.

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