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Constantine is a Director at EY – Advisory Services in Greece and the CESA Advisory Markets Coordinator. He has over 20 years of accumulated professional experience in the fields of performance management, business strategy and planning, operations and supply chain management, business analytics as well as corporate finance. During his career, he has participated in significant advisory engagements on behalf of leading private and public organizations in Greece, including consumer goods & services, manufacturing, retailing, banking, insurance as well as other sectors.
In the early years of his career, he worked as Equity Analyst at the subsidiary investment company of Piraeus Bank in Greece and following that as Senior Equity Analyst and Member of the Investment Committee at the subsidiary investment company of Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATE Bank), covering listed companies in the sectors of consumer goods & services including apparel, food & beverage, utilities, IT and Telecoms. Later on, he assumed the position of CFO in one of the three largest luxury apparel distribution and retailing companies in Greece and following that he served as Head of Operations & Procurement Management of one of the global product divisions at Hugo Boss Group in Switzerland. Currently he is working as a Director of Advisory Services at EY while over the last 10 years he has worked as Senior Manager within the advisory industry (at EY – Advisory Services and previously at ICAP Group-Management Consultants and at Kantor Management Consultants). In parallel to his current role, he is also the Central, Eastern, Southeastern Europe & Central Asia EY Advisory Markets Coordinator.
In terms of academic activities, he is an adjunct Professor at the Business College of Athens (BCA), where he teaches courses and gives lectures related to Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Operations Management, and participates as a keynote speaker or subject matter expert in various domestic and international conferences, workshops and competitions. Furthermore, he serves as the main lecturer of the MIT Enterprise Forum-Greece startup competition training bootcamp, teaching methodologies and tools for innovative and effective entrepreneurship, corporate strategy and startup development to the selected Greek startup teams that participate in this competition each year.
He holds a BSc degree in accounting & finance from the American College of Greece, an MSc degree in finance (top 5% of the graduating class) from the University of Strathclyde-Business School in Scotland, an MBA degree from the University of Chicago-Booth School of Business and an MSc degree in research methodologies of management science from IE Business School-IE University in Madrid (final grade: outstanding). Moreover, he is also a Doctor in Business Administration (PhD & DBA) with distinction (Merit) from IE Business School-IE University, focusing on operations management and corporate strategy, with his PhD research subject being within the area of Supply Chain Finance.
He is also a regular member of the CFA Institute, the “Education-Innovation-Entrepreneurship” committee of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, the international “Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences”, the “Academy of Management” international professional association and the international “Production & Operations Management Society” where he currently also serves as a Practice Leader.