John Georgoulas has more than 15 years’ experience in finance, strategic planning, public and government affairs acquired in Greece and Cyprus. Since 2010, he is the General Manager of The Economist events in Cyprus organizing two major events every year in the areas of Finance, Public policy and Energy and the General Manager for Cyprus for The Economist - The World in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Greece & Cyprus editions. He is a Non-Executive Director – Member of the BoD of Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission appointed by the Council of Ministers. Since March 2013 he is a senior advisor to the Chairman at The Paraskevaides Group, since October 2014 he is the Director of the International Presidential Business Advisory Council in Cyprus and the Acting Managing Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) in Cyprus. John holds a BSc in Business Information Systems, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Diploma of Higher Education in Computer Sciences. He is an IVLP alumni of the Department of State of the USA on Entrepreneurship and business management and President of AHEPA (American Hellenic Progressive Educational Association) ACY001 in Cyprus. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of European University in Cyprus, he sits on the board of Friends of Shriners Hospitals for children Cyprus, and is Advisor for Cyprus at Industry Disruptors and a Co-host for Global Entrepreneurship Week and a mentor to The Founder Institute.