Gerassimos Sapountzoglou is Professor of Banking Economics and teaches in the Postgraduate Studies Programs at the School of Economic Sciences of the Athens University of Economics and Business (A.U.E.B.). Ηis current teaching courses are: “Bank Administration & Risk Management” and “Banking Special Issues” (MSc Program “Finance and Banking”), “PPPs – PFIs” (MSc Program “Public Policy and Management”).

In the past, he has also been an associate professor in the Graduate Studies Programme in the Department of Economics of the A.U.E.B. in the courses of the Monetary Theory & Policy, Banking Economics”, “Macroeconomic Analysis”, and “International Integrations”.

He has studied Economics at the Department of Economics of the Athens School of Economics and Business Sciences (Α.Σ.Ο.Ε.Ε.), he has a Diplôme d’ Études Supérieures Spécialisées (D.E.S.S.) and has received his Doctoral Degree in Economics from the Dijon University, France. He is also a graduate of the Centre International d’Economie Politique – Département B (Institut Universitaire International de Luxembourg – Post Doctoral Cycle).

He has served, as General Manager and Vice President on the Board of Directors of “Ionian and Popular Bank of Greece S.A.”. He has been Chairman on the Board of Directors and Managing Director of “Ionian Investments S.A.” and “Ionian Finance S.A.”. He had shortly been Chairman on the Board of Directors of “Attica Bank”.

He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the “European Investment Bank – EIB (Luxemburg)”.

He has participated in the Executive Committee as well as in the Scientific Committee of the Hellenic Bank Association and in the Board of Directors of “DIAS S.A. – Interbanking Systems”.

He has been Advisor of the Directorate – General XX (Financial Control) of the European Commission and permanent member of the “Economic Policy Committee” (E.P.C.) and the “Monetary Committee” of the European Union. In 1995, he was appointed as a full member of the “Competitiveness Advisory Group” (C.A.G.) of the European Commission. He was Scientific Advisor of the Greek Centre of European Studies & Research (EKEME) and of the Foundation of Economic and Industrial Research (Ι.Ο.Β.Ε.).

He was President of the Organization of Vocational Training (Ο.Ε.Ε.Κ.) of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. He was elected as Vice President at the 2nd International Congress of UNESCO, in 1999 (Seoul/Korea).

He has worked as Special Advisor for the Greek Ministry of National Economy and Ministry of Finance (1982 – 1986). In 1984, was appointed to be General Secretary of the National Council of Development and Planning.

His research interests and publications refer to Banking Economics, Monetary Theory & Policy and European Economic Integration.