Dr. Paraskevi Boufounou
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Dr. Paraskevi Boufounou holds a PhD, with Honors, in Applied Developmental Strategy in Banking, from the University of Athens (1987-1992), where she was a Special Postgraduate Scholar in the Department of Economics. She earned an M.Phil Degree in the UK, with a concentration in Econometrics (1986-1987), and a Bachelors Degree, with Honors, from the University of Athens, Department of Economics (1982-1986).
Dr. Paraskevi Boufounou has more than 20 years experience as an executive in the financial sector, both in the public and private sector, where she focused on strategic planning and investment evaluation. In 1987 she was named to an executive position of the Economic Studies Department at Emporiki Bank and subsequently held a managerial position in Strategic Planning Department of the Bank. Dr. Paraskevi Boufounou is a pioneer in establishing and developing the leasing sector in Greece and was Assistant General Director of Emporiki Leasing from 1993 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000 she was Director of Business Development at Emporiki Securities and from 2000 to 2003 was Chief Executive Officer at Eurocorp Securities (which has since been acquired by Credit Lyonnais-Credit Agricole).
In parallel Dr. Paraskevi Boufounou has, since 1987, been a lecturer in financial subjects, at the Training Programme of the Emporiki Bank Group, at departments of universities abroad, and at the National School of Public Administration in Greece. She has been member of the Board of Directors of Corinth Canal Company SA, a variety of other organisations, and a member of Committees of Experts. In addition, she has extensive experience in scholarly research and has published books and articles in international journals. Dr. Paraskevi Boufounou has presented at numerous conferences, academic forums, and industry events. She also has extensive academic experience in the fields of investment evaluation, strategy development, and marketing, which she has taught at the University of Piraeus and in the MBA program at the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus - University of Kentucky, USA. Since 2006, Dr. Paraskevi Boufounou has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration of the Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands.