President and COO, Dun & Bradstreet
Joshua Peirez is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of Dun & Bradstreet. In this role, he leads all aspects of Dun & Bradstreet’s customer-facing operations, including the company’s lines of business, multi-channel sales platform and service of clients’ solutions, as well as strategy and mergers and acquisitions. He joined Dun & Bradstreet in September 2010 as President of Marketing & Innovation and has held several prominent roles within the company.
Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet, Mr. Peirez spent 10 years at MasterCard and served in several roles, including Chief Innovation Officer, Group Executive of Innovative Platforms, Chief Payment System Integrity Officer and Group Executive of Global Public Policy and Associate General Counsel.
Before joining MasterCard in 2000, Mr. Peirez served as an Associate at Clifford Chance Rogers and Wells focusing on antitrust litigation. Previously, he served on the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Council and the Board of Directors for the Westchester County Association. He was named in the Top 10 Innovators of 2009 by Bank Technology News.
Mr. Peirez received his Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis, Economic and Government Studies from Cornell University. He also earned a jurisprudence degree from Brooklyn Law School, where he received the Corpus Juris Secundum Award in Criminal Law and Comparative Constitutional Law.
Executive Director Management Consulting & Solutions, Crif
Giorgio Costantino is Executive Director Management Consulting & Solutions EMEA and Global coordination.
He has a Bachelor Degree in economics (“Business & Administration”) - University of Genoa Executive Master on Business strategy and enterprise management – Business School Il sole 24 Ore/Cattolica University Milan.
After Degree and 6 Month of experience within the Finance Area of an important Italian Retailer, I joined Accenture (before Andersen Consulting) in 2000 within the business Consulting Area and Financial Services market. I spent 14 Years in Accenture Management Consulting where I become Manager in 2006 and Snr Mgr in 2010 within the Management Consulting practice, being part of the launch and development of the “Finance & Risk” and “Credit Services” practices and Service lines. During Accenture experience I focused on following areas of specialization: Credit Risk Management (Origination, Monitoring, Collection and Recovery), Basel Validation advisory and support (with exposure with Regulator – ECB), Banking accounting, Credit Process Operational excellence, Organization strategy evolution (Business and IT transformation), Business Plan. Since Jan 2015 I joined CRIF as Director the entire area of Management Consulting, for Italian and International direct Market. As of Jan 2017 I became Executive Director of Management Consulting and Solutions area for EMEA with a delegation to coordinate consulting globally.
Other information. Reference for relationship with Italian Industry Banking Association (ABI), partner of Italian Risk Manager Association.
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer Moody's
Nondas joined Moody’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG) in 2000. Previously he worked at the Hellenic Bank in the area of credit risk analysis, corporate banking as well as credit audit review and bank provisioning practices at the head office of Hellenic Bank in Nicosia. He has also worked as a Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse (1994-1995). He holds a BSc in Accounting, Finance and Computer Science, and an MBA from Lancaster University (UK). He is now the lead analyst for South African, certain Norwegian savings and Greek banks, while in the past he covered a number of banks in various countries in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, including Turkey and India.
Ernestos Panayiotou is a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he has worked for more than 10 years. Ernestos is based in Athens, co-leads our Financial Institutions Practice in Greece and Cyprus and is a member of our European Banking and Securities and Risk Management Practices. He is one of McKinsey’s key experts in stress testing and credit loss mitigation, with project work for financial services clients in Europe and North America.
Besides McKinsey, Ernestos has also worked for 6 years as a Strategy Advisor for National Bank of Greece. He holds a Bachelor's in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA PPE) from the University of Oxford and a Master's in Public Administration and International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Professor of Economics and Finance at Athens University of Economics and Business
Plutarchos Sakellaris is Professor of Economics and Finance at Athens University of Economics and Business. He also serves as Non-Executive Board Director at various listed and Private Equity – backed companies.
From 2008 to 2012 he was Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), where he was in charge of Risk Management. His responsibilities also included supervising financing operations in Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, sub-Saharan African, the Caribbean and the Pacific countries.
Prior to joining the EIB, Professor Sakellaris held the position of Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers at the Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Finance, of member at the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee and Euro Working Group, and served as Deputy to the Finance Minister at the Eurogroup and ECOFIN Councils. He has also served as Staff Economist at the Federal Reserve Board and as Visiting Expert at the European Central Bank.
Professor Sakellaris has published research on business investment, banking, business cycles, economic growth and education. His current teaching includes courses on Economic Growth, Financial Economics, and Bank Supervision, Risk Management, and Derivatives. His previous academic positions included the University of Maryland and other Universities.
He completed his undergraduate studies at Brandeis University and his doctoral studies at Yale University.
Manager of Software Group, IBM Greece & Cyprus
Mania Sergi is the Manager of the Division of IBM Software Group for Greece and Cyprus.
She began her professional career in England where she joined a consulting company that offered services in the Banking sector. She joined IBM Greece in 1997 as a consultant in the division of services. During her career with IBM she undertook the role of the Account Manager in the banking sector and later on the position of the Sales Manager for the banking sector for Greece.
Mania Sergi studied Information Technology at the Athens University of Economics and holds a master's degree (MSc) from the University of Stirling, Scotland in Information Systems Management.