risteidis Samitas is Chair of the Department of Finance and Professor of Finance in the College of Business. He studied Economics at the University of Athens (BSc, 1995) and Banking and Finance at the University of Birmingham (MSc, 1996). He also holds a Ph.D. (2001) in Finance from the University of Athens and he has concluded Postdoctoral Research at City University, London (2009). He has delivered lectures as Full Professor both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level in the University of the Aegean, University of Athens, University of Thessaly, Hellenic Open University, Open University of Cyprus and in the UK (University of Sheffield, City University and University of Wales). He has also delivered lectures as guest speaker at numerous Universities around the world (USA, Australia, Germany, etc.). He is a member of multiple scientific associations and a reviewer for international journals.
He was Director of the MBA and the Executive MBA programs at the University of the Aegean and member of the University Council. Professionally, he has been employed as consultant for various Ministries in Greece (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor) and he was the CEO at an educational organization.
His papers have been published in international journals and edited volumes, such as the Journal of Econometrics, European Journal of Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, Applied Financial Economics, The Manchester School, Economic Modelling, Research in International Business and Finance, Journal of Policy Modeling, Small Business Economics, etc.