3rd Washington Oil & Gas Forum 2017 Early Distinguished Confirmed Speakers


Kostas Andriosopoulos

Executive Director, Research Centre for Energy Management, ESCP Europe
United Kingdom

Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos (Kostas) is the Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management at ESCP Europe Business School where he holds the position of Associate Professor in Finance and Energy Economics. He is also the Academic Director of the full-time (MEM) and the Executive (EMEM) Masters in Energy Management. Kostas holds a PhD in Finance (Cass Business School, City University London), where he has been the recipient of the prestigious Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation’s scholarship. He also holds an MBA and MSc in Finance (Northeastern University, Boston, USA), and a bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering and Management (Technical University of Crete, Greece). Kostas’ current interests include energy-related geopolitical issues, price modelling, financial engineering and the application of operational research tools on risk management and investment techniques in energy, shipping and agricultural commodity markets. His work has been published in international finance- and commodity-related Journals, and has been presented in recognised conferences world-wide. He has edited special issues in recognised journals, acts as a reviewer for a number of academic journals, and has organised numerous international conferences.  


In addition to his academic profile he has an extensive professional experience in the business world. Kostas was the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greek Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) (July 2014 – December 2015). Kostas has served as an advisor for a number of international clients from the energy, food, manufacturing, web & software, commodity trading and shipping industries. He also co-founded in 2009 Symmetria Web Solutions, a web-based software company. In addition, he is a board member of Symmetria Ltd., a family owned commodities brokerage and trading firm. He has also worked for the British Bankers’ Association reporting directly to the senior Director for Retail Banking and the CEO (2007). Kostas is a member in various professional and academic associations and acted as a member of the Energy Commission of the Industry and Parliament Trust in the UK (2012-13). He lives in London with his wife Chrysoula and his two children, Maria and Dimitris.