Antonis Kamaras holds a BA degree in Government from Connecticut College, an MSc degree in Political Theory and an MPhil degree from the LSE. He has also been a Research Officer at the Hellenic Observatory, at the European Institute of the LSE, where he conducted research on the internationalisation of Greek business in the Balkans and on the impact of market reforms on urban disparity in Greece.

He has worked as an advisor to the Governor of the National Bank of Greece (NBG) for a sixyear period where he was mostly involved in the formulation and execution of the bank’s regional strategy. He concluded his career in Greek banking in 2006, in Istanbul, Turkey, where he participated in the landmark acquisition by NBG of Finansbank, a leading, privately-owned financial institution.

He joined, as an analyst, Levant Partners, an Athens-based hedge fund specialising in the emerging markets of South East Europe and the Middle East, in 2008.

He was an advisor to the Mayor of Thessaloniki in 2011-2014 and subsequently joined the Council of Economic Advisors of the Greek Ministry of Finance in 2014-2015.

He is currently the country coordinator for Greece of the Greek Diaspora Project of SEESOX, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.