Manolis Syllignakis holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Econometrics from Athens University of Economics and Business, in Greece. Prior to that he received a M.Sc. in Finance and Econometrics from the Queen Mary University of London, UK and a B.S. in International Economics and Finance from Athens University of Economics and Business. He currently leads the retail banking customer analytics team at the National Bank of Greece. Previously, he was a Global Equity Analyst at NBG Asset Management, responsible for designing models and presenting investment recommendations across all areas of the equity investment process (asset allocation, sector and stock selection, portfolio construction). He is an adjunct lecturer in Finance at Athens University of Economics and Business, has published several articles in peer reviewed journals, and has presented at international conferences. He has been certified as an Investment Analyst and as a Portfolio Manager by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. He is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the BSBA program.