Kyriaki Kosmidou is Professor in Banking Finance at the Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Director of the Postgraduate Studies in Master in Business Administration-MBA and Director of the Division of Business Administration of the Department of Economics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Prof. Kosmidou holds a PhD in Banking Management from the Department of Production Engineering and Management from Technical University of Crete, Greece (2002), MSc in Finance and Economics from the University of Montreal, Canada (1998) and BSc in Mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1995). In 2008, she has been appointed at the Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as Assistant Professor.
She has served as visiting professor, both in graduate and postgraduate studies at the Technical University of Crete (Department of Production Engineering and Management, Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, 2003-2006), University of Crete (Department of Economics, 2003-2006) and Athens University of Economics and Business-AUEB (Department of International and European Economic Studies, 2006-2007, Department of Accounting and Finance, 2007-2009).
Since 2010, she is visiting professor in the postgraduate program MSc in Banking and Finance at International Hellenic University. From 2006, she also teaches at the postgraduate program “Banking” at the Hellenic Open University. She has been keynote speaker in many training seminars dealing with banking finance, portfolio management and financial risk management.
She has published more than seven books as well as many research papers in issues relevant to banking management, financial risk management, banking performance evaluation, investment evaluation and portfolio management in well-known refereed academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Research in International Business and Finance International Review of Financial Analysis, European Journal of Operational Research, Οmega, Optimization Letters, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Multinational Financial Management and Managerial Finance. She has refereed for several scientific journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Operational Research: An International Journal, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance. She has edited the Greek edition of the book “Introduction to Banking” (Casu B., Girardone C., Molyneux Ph.) and has co-edited the Greed edition of the books «Corporate Finance» (Ross S., Westerfield R., Jaffe J.) and «Financial statement analysis» (Subramanyan K.).
She is member of the board of Directors of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society and founding member of the Hellenic Association of Energy Economics. She is an active member of European Financial Management Association, Multinational Finance Association, Euro Working Group on Financial Modelling, Euro Working Group on Multicriteria Aid for Decisions, Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association, Hellenic Operational Research Society. Among others Prof. Kosmidou has organized national and international and conferences and has participated in various scientific committees. She has presented various topics in banking finance and risk management to over 50 national and international conferences.