Elias Athanasiou was appointed CEO of Enterprise Greece in May 2017. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the private sector in various industries, including insurance, finance and gaming & leisure. During his professional career he has worked for major multinational corporations, being part of the senior management team at the headquarters overlooking global businesses and international expansion. He has been involved in complex international transactions, mergers & acquisitions, fund raising through local and international capital markets (equity, straight & convertible bonds), working closely with various Stock Exchanges around the Globe and major international corporate and investment banks. Moreover, he has worked on green field business development projects and exports to more than 40 international markets, spanning throughout all continents. He holds a B.Sc. in Marketing from ULV California Summa Cum Laude, a M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Strathclyde and the international professional investment accreditation, CFA.