Professor Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos (Kostas) is the Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management at ESCP Europe Business School where he holds the position of full Professor in Finance and Energy Economics. He is also the Academic Director of the full-time (MEM) and the Executive (EMEM) Masters in Energy Management.
Kostas holds a PhD in Finance (Cass Business School, City University London), where he has been the recipient of the prestigious Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation’s scholarship. He also holds an MBA and MSc in Finance (Northeastern University, Boston, USA), and a bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering and Management (Technical University of Crete, Greece).
In addition to his academic profile he has an extensive professional experience in the business world. Kostas was from June 2014 to November 2015 the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greek Public Gas Corporation (DEPA). He is also the principal of a management consultancy practice, Symmetria Consulting Ltd., since May 2016. Kostas has served as an advisor for several international clients from the energy, commodity trading and shipping industries. He is also member of the board of Symmetria Ltd., a family owned commodities brokerage and trading firm. He has also worked for the British Bankers’ Association reporting directly to the senior Director for Retail Banking and the CEO (2007).
Kostas is a member in various professional and academic associations. He is the founder and current Chairman of the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (a think-tank focusing on issues related to energy, the environment and the economy), he is a board member of the Global Gas Center of the World Energy Council as a Gas and LNG markets expert, and he also sits at the board of the International Association for Energy Economics as a Vice President for Publications. He is also a founding member of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Moreover, he was a member of the Energy Commission of the Industry and Parliament Trust in the UK (2012-13). He is also a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honour society, which recognizes outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs.
Kostas’ current interests include energy-related geopolitical issues, the development of the renewables markets, gas and LNG market dynamics, strategic consideration for energy firms to address the Energy Transition, policy considerations around the Energy Trilemma, and developments of Energy Exchanges around the world. His work has been published in international finance- and commodity-related Journals, and has been presented in recognised conferences world-wide. He is the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management, he has edited special issues in recognised journals, acts as a reviewer for a number of academic journals, and has organised numerous international conferences.