Dr. Nikolaos Porfyris is currently Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Hellenic Exchanges SA. He has been with the Hellenic Exchanges Group since 1998 as Head of Research, Director of Business Development of Derivatives Market, Director of Products and Services and Director of Central Securities Registry & International Affairs Division. He has been in the securities industry since 1993 with previous appointments with Fimat- Societe Generale Group and HSBC James Capel as quantitative analyst, derivatives analyst and research and dealing, respectively. He is holder of a first class BS in Physics (University of Athens), PhD in Electrical Engineering (University of Edinburgh) and MBA (Edinburgh University Management School). His previous working experience includes research in the area of Microelectronics and process engineering.