Elias Karakitsos is Chairman of Global Economic Research (LLC), Director and Partner of Twintop Consultants (which is trading derivatives in the shipping market, FFAs); and an Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, University of Cambridge. He was at Imperial College for nearly 25-years, where he held the chair of economics and was Head of Economics for ten-years. He has acted as an advisor to the UK, US and EU governments, and as an investment advisor to many financial institutions, including Citigroup, Oppenheimer, Allianz, Credit Agricole and Standard Chartered.
He is the author of six books/monographs, nearly 100 papers in learned journals and more than 400 reports on economies and financial markets for the benefit of the financial institutions and corporations that he is acting as an advisor. Public versions of the author's CV can be found in "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America".