Stavros Zenios

Professor, Father, and Hiker-Blogger in Cyprus

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Stavros A. Zenios received a PhD in engineering management systems from Princeton University in 1986. Before that he studied mathematics at University of London and electrical engineering with the Higher Technical Institute in Cyprus.

He is currently a professor of finance and management science at University of Cyprus, Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts, non-resident Fellow at Bruegel, and Senior Fellow at the Wharton School, USA.

He published more than 150 scholarly articles in some of the leading journals in the fields of finance, management science and operations research. His specialization is financial risk management. He authored five books and edited seven with Cambridge University Press, Blackwell and Wiley Finance. He co-authored with Yair Censor the award-winning book "Parallel Optimization", Oxford University Press. His book with Patrick Harker on "Performance of Financial Institutions" was translated in Chinese. He received several prizes and awards, including twice the Marie Curie fellowships. A list of publications is posted on Google Scholar with h-index 54,

He was a tenured associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and held visiting appointments at MIT (USA), University of Haifa (IL), Athens University of Economics and Management (GR), University of Bergamo (IT), Universidad San Andres (AR). He lectures extensively internationally. He worked as a consultant for the European Stability mechanism and the World Bank and several financial institutions in the USA, Switzerland, Italy and Cyprus (none of which is currently bankrupt).

He served on the Board of Central Bank of Cyprus and two 8-year terms as President of UNICA-Universities of European Capitals and Rector of University of Cyprus.

With his wife NIna they climbed Kilimanjaro on August 17, 2002, reaching Uhuru peak (5,895m.) at 8.20am.

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