ICMA Centre, Henley Business School
Lecturer in Finance
Ioannis joined the academic faculty of the ICMA Centre in 2011 as a Lecturer in Finance. He is the Director of the BSc in Finance and Investment Banking, BSc in Finance and Psychology and MSc in Behavioural Finance. He is also the module convenor of both the undergraduate and postgraduate Portfolio Management courses.In the past, he has worked at the Credit Extension Department of Citibank in Athens, Greece.
He holds a BSc in Banking and Financial Management from the University of Piraeus (Greece), an MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking with a specialization in Trading and Asset Management and a PhD in Finance, both from the ICMA Centre.
In early 2012 Ioannis’s project, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Credit Costs’ was awarded a highly prestigious grant by the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany. The Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies (or SEEK) grant is worth approximately €150,000 and aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of policy rationales, the design of appropriate policy instruments as well as their effectiveness and efficiency.
Ioannis thesis, entitled ‘Empirical Investigations of the Relationship between Corporate Social and Financial Performance’, has been awarded the Best Thesis in Finance and Sustainability European Research Award for 2012. This award is administered by the French Social Investment Forum and the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
In 2013, Ioannis was awarded the University’s 2013 Best Research Output Prize for Henley Business School with his research paper “The Impact of Corporate Social Performance on Financial Risk and Utility: A Longitudinal Analysis”.
His research on various issues in the relationship between corporate social responsibility and financial performance has been published in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Management Studies, Financial Management and Financial Review. It has also been featured in international media, including French newspaper Le Monde, and specialised practitioner bulletins, such as the CFA Digest.
Ioannis has presented in several international conferences in the USA and Europe. He has also been a reviewer for diverse international academic journals including the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, European Financial Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review and Business Ethics: A European Review.