He was born in 1975. He studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Sussex and has obtained a MSc. postgraduate degree in Project Management from the University of Birmingham. He has also obtained an MSc. in International Trade, Transport and Finance from City University in the United Kingdom. He has worked at Rockwell Golde and has a long experience in business and investment banking, covering both the markets of Greece and of South-Eastern Europe, in organisations such as EFG Telesis Finance and HSBC Bank plc. From 2006, amongst others, he served as the head of the department of Mergers & Acquisitions of HSBC Bank plc for Greece and Cyprus, with emphasis in privatisations.