Guest Speakers

In the MBA International, we highly value the deep experience and insights from business executives and professionals. The interaction with guest speakers and industry representatives not only exposes the students to the most timely challenges business leaders face and how they are tackled, but also helps them to apprehend business situations holistically, to combine perspectives from various business functions, and to better relate theory to practice.

Therefore, our faculty is strongly encouraged to invite business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs with extensive and valuable professional experience, both from Greece and abroad, and incorporate their views and inputs into the course flow.

The guest speakers of the academic year 2017-2018, proudly welcomed to our premises, were the following:

 
Ms. Elina Litsa
Director of the Transactional Advisory Services at Grant Thornton, Greece
Topic: “Restructuring corporate debt under distress”
Course: Financial Markets and the Economy
Mr. Zisimos Mantas
Business Development Officer at Eunice Energy Group
Topic: “Renewable Energy and the Tilos project”
Course: Energy Economics and Management
Ms. Marnie McGregor
Director of Intergovernmental Relations and Strategic Partnerships for the City of Vancouver,Canada
Topic: “Transformation to Smart Cities”
Course: Energy Economics and Management
Mr. Smyrnioudis George
Infrastructure Advisory Leader for the Central and South East Europe region within Ernst & Young
Topic: “Financial Advisory and Modelling in Project Finance on the case -Greek Motorways Re-set”
Course: Energy Economics and Management
Mr. Nikos Porfiris
Deputy Chief Operating Officer at ATHEXGroup
Topic: “Capital Markes, ATHEX and the Greek Capital Market”
Course: Financial Markets and the Economy
Mr. Yannis Bassias
President & CEO of Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management S.A.
Topic: "The exploration of oil and gas potential in Greece”
Course: Energy Economics and Management
Mr. Vassilis Thomas
Senior Manager in the Treasury Division of Piraeus Bank Financial Markets
Topic: “Greek Banking Sector: Key Figures and Major Issues”
Course: Financial Markets and the Economy
Mr. Dionisis Chionis
Professor of Economics in Democritus University of Thrace
Topic: “Monetary Policy and Financial Markets: The Empirical Aspects”
Course: Financial Markets and the Economy
Mr. Yuri Mashintsev
Director of Russian Partners
Topic: “The effect of sanctions on the Russian companies”
Course: Business Across Cultures: The case of Balkans, Black Sea and Russia
Mr. Harry Vovos
Head of Corporate, Large Corporate Groups, NBG
Topic: “Financing early projects in Greece”
Course: Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy
Mr. Emmanouil Fountoukis
Director of Metals Department, HALCOR
Topic: “How I use EMI concepts”
Course: Establishing & Sustaining Effective Managerial Interaction
Mr. Xenofon Voudouroglou
Partner 7LCP
Topic: “EMI Across Cultures”
Course: Establishing & Sustaining Effective Managerial Interaction
Mr. Stavros Theodoropoulos
Managing Director of ANAMET- VIOHALCO Group
Topic: “Discussion of HBS Case “Lisa Benton”
Course: Establishing & Sustaining Effective Managerial Interaction
Mr. Cristian George Ionescu
Managing Partner of Chartered Debt Management
Topic: “Risk Management”
Course: Business Across Cultures: The case of Balkans, Black Sea and Russia
Mr. Platon Peristeris
Consultant in Pharmaceuticals and ex Medical Director, MSD Greece, Cyprus and Malta
Topic: “Biologics and Biosimilars: Bridging Innovation and Treatment Cost”
Course: Strategic Restructuring in the Health and Life ScienceFeedback
Ms. Jelena Sukovic
Corporate Finance Controller for Etihad Airways
Topic: “NIS Geopolitical breakthrough or strategic failure”
Course: Business Across Cultures: The case of Balkans, Black Sea and Russia
Mr. Andreas Shiamishis
Deputy CEO & CFO, HELPE
Topic: “The refining industry in Greece”
Course: Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy
Mr. Agis Tsouros
General Secretary in World Health Institute for Cities Diplomacy and International Adviser in Global Healthy Cities
Topic: “All About Health in the 21st Century”
Course: Strategic Restructuring in the Health and Life Science Feedback
Ms. Mina Zoulovits
Lawyer in LL.M Computer & Communications Law
Topic: “Legal issues in e-business set up”
Course: e-Commerce & Interorganizational Networks
Mr. Stavros Goutsos
Former Deputy CEO, PPC
Topic: “Energy market transformation in Greece and the role of PPC”
Course: Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy
Mr. Michalis Fostiropoulos
Director ALMI TANKERS
Topic: “The value of the EMI System in the Shipping Industry”
Course: Establishing & Sustaining Effective Managerial Interaction
Ms. Nektaria Karakatsani
Member of the Board of Commissioners, Regulatory Authority for Energy
Topic: “Reforming the Greek energy market: Recent developments and challenges”
Course: Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy
Mr. Costas Apostolidis
Entrepreneur, Founder of Raycap
Topic: “Crisis: the Case of Raycap”
Course: Establishing & Sustaining Effective Managerial Interaction
Mr. Panagis Vourloumis
Ex CEO OTE
Topic: Keynote Speaker
Course: Establishing & Sustaining Effective Managerial Interaction
Mr. Loukas Lazarakis
CEO, NOSTIRA
Topic: “Renewables overview Greece 2018”
Course: Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy
Mr. Alexandros Chatzieleftheriou
CEO and co-founder of Blueground
Topic: “The entrepreneurial journey: The case of Blueground”
Course: Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
Mr. Michael Psalidas
Managing Director of Crowdpolicy
Topic: “Blockchain Crypto Crowdfunding”
Course: Corporate Finance
Mr. Agis Pistiolas
Marketing and Exports Director at Agrino S.A.
Topic: “International Marketing of a Medium Sized Greek Firm: The Successful Case of Agrino SA”
Course: International Business
Mr. Vassilis Theodoropoulos
Chief Operating Officer at KPMG Lower Gulf Business
Topic: “Challenges in Managing an MNE Subsidiary', Chief Operating Officer at KPMG Lower Gulf”
Course: International Business
Mr. Nick Spyropoulos
Alma Economics
Topic: “Economics Applied”
Course: Managerial Economics
Ms. Maria Alexiou
Titan and Hellenic Network for CSR
Topic: “Ethics at large: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability”
Course: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Mr. Sofoklis Karapidakis
SIEMENS compliance system
Topic: “Ethics at large: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability”
Course: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Ms. Georgia Kalemidou
Senior Manager, KPMG Greece
Topic: “Performance Management: why, what, how-today and tomorrow!”
Course: Organizational Behavior and HRM
Mr. Byron Nicolaides
CEO, PeopleCert
Topic: Topic: “Professional Certifications”
Course: Course: Organizational Behavior and HRM
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