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Nikitas Despotidis

Mr. Despotidis has served for almost 20 years in technical, commercial and management positions of increasing responsibility in multinational companies of Information Technology & Services, as well as Consulting services, such as Group Bull, Digital (DEC), Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Ernst & Young (EY). He was also co-founder and general manager of the subsidiary of the international IT management consulting firm Quint Group in Greece. Since 2011 he has joined the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young in Athens currently servicing as Director, with geographical area of activity the South and East of Europe.

In parallel, since 2003 he has been appointed as local lecturer for Strategy courses at the International MBA program of the University of Strathclyde Business School from UK, Greek branch.

Mr. Despotidis holds a BEng. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, an MSc. in Control Systems from Imperial College London, and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. He also holds professional certifications in Project Management (PRINCE2), in IT Service Management (ITIL v3) and in Scrum agile framework (Professional Scrum Master-PSM I). He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, a member of the Hellenic Management Association and the Greek Institute of Informatics, while he was also a founding member and served in the first BoD of the Greek Chapter of IT Service Management Forum (itSMF Hellas).