Dr. Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos BSc, MBA, PhD, MCMI, MFSA, FIB

Founding and Managing Partner

Dimitrios holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the Athens University of Business and Economics (former ASOEE) and an MBA and PhD degree from Cardiff University. He is Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, Member of the Chartered Institute of Management, member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and Academic Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

He started his professional career as an accountant and then joined the Cardiff Business School as a Researcher and Lecturer specializing in strategic management. In 2002, he moved to Brunel University where he is currently Senior Lecturer in International Management and Strategy.   He has taught as visiting Lecturer in both British and American institutions and currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty at Universitas21 (www.u21global.edu.sg), the Hellenic Open University (www.eap.gr) , Laureate –Liverpool and Laureate-Roehampton.

He has served as a member in the Corporate Affairs Committee at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) from September 2004 to 2008 (www.managers.org.uk), which is an advisory committee to the Board of Trustees.

He is a Company Secretary of the EU-MAP Consulting –a specialized Public Affairs and Lobbying consultancy company (www.eumap-consulting.eu). He was Head of the Management Research unit at the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER- www.atiner.gr ).



Dr. Yiannis P. Gkliatis BSc, MSc, PGCert, PhD, MCMI, FHEA


Yiannis holds a BSc in Business Administration from La Verne University and received an MSc degree from Brunel University in HR and ER. His doctoral thesis—also from Brunel University—is in the area of corporate governance and is focusing on board roles and the impact of the external environment.

After a few years of teaching experience in UK institutions, he is currently a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at University of Hertfordshire. Also, he is a researcher for the Hellenic Observatory of Corporate Governance (hocg.eu). His primary research interests are in corporate governance, strategy, planning, boards of directors, decision making. If you want to find out a bit more about him, you may visit his profile on LinkedIn.



Konstantinos Athanasiadis, BSc, MSc

Research Associate

Konstantinos holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece and an M.Sc. degree in Management with a specialization in Technology and Innovation Management from Brunel University, London.

Konstantinos has been part of international exchange programs in Italy and in Russia.
His research interests are focused on the Boards of Directors of Maritime firms and on the Maritime sector in general.



Michail Fygkioris, BSc, MSc

Research Associate

Michail holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. Additionally, he obtained an M.Sc. degree from Birkbeck, University of London specialising in Business Innovation and International Management. His interests include stock and foreign exchange markets, computing and innovation systems. Among other activities, he conducts research regarding the Boards of Directors of the listed companies in Athens Stock Exchange.



Maria Monopati BSc, MSc

Research Associate

Maria Monopati holds a B.Sc. degree in Sociology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece and an M.Sc. degree in Human Resources Management from Brunel University, London.

Maria has worked as a Customer Service Coordinator in two multinational companies in Athens.

From 2011 she has been also volunteering as a music therapist for children with autistic spectrum disorders and learning difficulties.

Currently, she conducts research on the Boards of Directors of Greek SOEs.