George graduated from the University of London, Birkbeck College, with a PhD and Masters in Finance, following his studies in the Athens University of Economics & Business where he obtained his first degree in Economics and his Masters in Economics & Econometrics. George has been a member of staff at Cass Business School of City, University of London and the University of Exeter, an Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Greece (a euro area central bank) and has substantial consulting experience in the financial sector. Since 2006 he is appointed at Manchester Business School. During his leave of absence (2009-2012), George served as the State Secretary and Chief Executive for Asset Restructuring and Privatisations of Greece. In October 2012, he was appointed as a member of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council, Greece. In Februry 2017 he was appointed as member of the Supervisory Board of ICAP Credit Rating Agency and since March 2018 he is also a non-executive Member of the Board of Directors. His current research interests focus on credit and market risk, asset and risk management, M&A's and state asset privatisations, financial stability and regulation, forecasting and behavioral finance, including corporate governance and responsible investment. His research approach spans methodologies from financial theory, econometrics and probability and financial regulation as appropriate. Editor of the Analytics of Risk Model Validation (Elsevier) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Risk Model Validation (Risk Journals). New forthcoming edited book: Managing Risks in the European Periphery Debt Crisis: lessons from the trade-off between economics, politics and the financial markets. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, UK, published in 2015.