He has focused his career in the area of professional services specializing in the middle market. He began his professional career in the auditing area of Ernst & Young taking part in projects involving manufacturing and financial companies. After four years he joined KPMG Corporate Finance’s department where he participated in several transactions advising companies from industrial as well as from commercial sectors. In 2007 he started to work in RJCE, today INEO CORPORATE, where he currently holds the position of Director. He has extensive experience concerning M&A transactions, restructuring processes and debt refinancing, both at a national and international level.
Athina Sismanidou holds a law degree from the Universities of Athens and Leuven, an MBA from Manchester Business School, and a PhD from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (her thesis deals with advanced valuation of companies). She has over 20 years of experience in JV, M&A, and business restructuring projects, in the fields of technology, artificial intelligence and big data. She is a renowned expert in the distribution and technology sector for tourism companies, airlines and airports with regular appearances in academic publications and other media. Previously, Athina Sismanidou developed her professional career in the corporate strategy department of Amadeus IT (BME:AMS) and was a member or adviser to Boards of Directors in Spain, France, Scandinavia and the USA.