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Spiros Gounaris

Professor of Marketing, Strathclyde Business School

Professor Gounaris has been a member of staff of the Department of Marketing in the University of Strathclyde since 2012, where he has served as Head of the Marketing Department as well as Associate Dean for Research. Prof. Gounaris has been a Member of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC) since 1993 and Elected Vice President for Corporate Relations (2016-2019), a Founding Member of the Greek Marketing Academy, member of the European Marketing Confederation Academic Board. Prof. Gounaris is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Marketing while also seating on the editorial boards of the Industrial Marketing Management Journal and the Journal of Service Research.

His work has repeatedly appeared in various prestigious international journals including Journal of Product Innovation Management, Tourism Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Services Marketing etc. As a result, his work is also widely cited with around 10.000 citations. He has received the Highest Quality Rating Award from ANBAR and best paper award from the Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing. He has also published two books in Greek, Services Marketing and Key Account Management.

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Vangelis Apostolakis

Deputy Senior Partner of KPMG in Greece, Chairman and CEO of KPMG Advisors and Head of KPMG Private Enterprise & Family Business Services

Vangelis has a total of 36 years of experience advising senior management. He joined KPMG in 1995 promoted to Partner in 1998, in 2007 assumed the role of head of Advisory function, in 2012 was promoted to Deputy Senior Partner. Additionally, he is the Clients & Markets Head representing KPMG Greece in the global team for developing and implementing the commercial and key accounts strategy in Greece, leading personally several key accounts. In the last 5 years he has launched and manages the Family Business Advisory group.

He has advised a plethora of local and international clients primarily in the areas of strategic planning, business processes and systems redesign, restructuring and reorganization, management information systems design. A large part of his experience comes from the design and implementation of human resources management systems and executive search and selection as well as advising the private client in drafting a family constitution and succession planning strategies. Prior to KPMG, he has worked in Greece and abroad at: British Telecom, Ernst & Young, ICAP.

He holds a MSc in Management Science from the Southampton University and a BSc in Operational Research and Computing from the Leeds Metropolitan University. He is also a Certified Intelligent Leadership Executive Coach and a Certified STEP Family Business Advisor. He is former Vice President of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and member at numerous professional organizations.