Solon Molho, Finance Expert in Athens, Central Athens, Greece
Solon Molho

Finance Expert in Athens, Central Athens, Greece

Member since February 13, 2017
Solon has been consistently highly rated in Reuters-Extel surveys as a sell-side equity analyst. In recent years, Greece's economic situation has spurred him to take his career international. As a freelancer, he serves a wide variety of clients from around the world, including the European Commission and the Economist's Intelligence Unit. His main focus is financial analysis and valuation work.
Solon is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Select Certifications

Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Building Materials

Software Expertise

Other Expertise

Employment

  • Consultant

    2015 - PRESENT
    Small Business Institute
    • Worked on a number of business cases to help small and medium sized businesses reorganize in order to survive in the challenging Greek business environment.
    • Mentored two businesses through a generational succession process.
    • Involved in the development of a Greek early warning system for troubled companies.
    • Helped a number of people retool and repurpose their skills in a challenging economic environment.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Variance Analysis, Profitability Analysis, Comparable Company Analysis, Ratio Analysis, Angel/Seed Funding, Capital Structure Analysis, Financial Modeling, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Planning
  • Finance Expert

    2014 - PRESENT
    European Commission
    • Evaluated funding requests for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program.
    Focus areas: Business Plan Consulting
  • Contributor

    2011 - PRESENT
    Economist Intelligence Unit
    • Covered the economic and political developments in Greece as they unfold.
    • Covered specific sectors of importance to the economy in periodic reviews, including energy, health, and telecom.
    • Maintained a review of pertinent regulation.
    • Engaged in special projects as per client request including assessing the country's disaster recovery resilience, health related projects, etc.
    Focus areas: Industry Analysis, Business Analysis, Business Intelligence (BI), Political Analysis, Economic Analysis
  • Group Strategic Analyst

    2004 - 2010
    Titan Cement
    • Built the company's strategy, including target identification, selection, valuation, negotiation, due diligence, and implementation.
    • Participated actively in the process of securing a credit rating for the company.
    • Involved in the due diligence process through which the company partnered up with the IFC in one of its subsidiaries.
    Focus areas: Strategy, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Valuation Multiples, Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Senior Equity Analyst

    1997 - 2004
    Eurobank Equities
    • Covered multiple sectors including building materials, media, and some food companies.
    • Ranked in second and third place in EMEA for his building materials coverage in successive years.
    Focus areas: Financial Risk Assessment, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Valuation Multiples, Valuation

Other Experience

  • After several months of relative quiet, Greece is back in the spotlight as the latest repayment deadline on its bailout debt comes due in July. We take the opportunity to review the root causes of the crisis, what has been happening since it kicked off, and what needs to be done to resolve the situation.

Education

  • Master's degree in Political Science
    2011 - 2014
    Panteion University - Athens, Greece
  • Hansard Scholar in Hansard Scholars Programme
    1994 - 1994
    London School of Economics and Political Science - London, UK
  • Postgraduate diploma in Management
    1993 - 1994
    University of Portsmouth - Portsmouth, UK
  • Bachelor's degree in Math
    1990 - 1993
    University of Sussex - Brighton, UK

Certifications

  • Public Speaker
    DECEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
    Toptal
  • Certified Early Warning Mentor
    NOVEMBER 2019 - NOVEMBER 2023
    Interchamber Certification Institute (Greece)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT
    Economic Chamber of Greece
  • Certified International Investment Analyst
    NOVEMBER 2005 - PRESENT
    The Association of Certified International Investment Analysts®, ACIIA

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