Mr. Christakos was born in Athens and studied Law at the University of Athens (LLB, Law). At the same time (1986-1988) he received a Diploma in Programming and Information Systems Analysis from Data Rank Corp. and founded a private software development company, which he managed until April 2004. He continued his studies at postgraduate level, gaining a Degree in Economics (MSc Finance) in 2001 from the University Strathclyde. In 2008 he became certified in Investment Management from the FCA, UK (Certificate in Investment Management (CertIM)). His professional career began as a computer expert and then as the founder and CEO of his own software development company (1989), which he sold in 1999 and managed until April 2004. During the period from November 2004 to September 2010 he worked for the Greek government (Ministry of Economy and Finance, European Union co-funded projects) and has funded and managed hundreds of projects in Education that involved equipment, networking, training of teachers and digital content to create an educational system for the 21st century. The aim was to adapt the education system to the requirements of the digital age and to increase the use of new technologies in education, networking of schools, universities and the academic community (including administrations), training of teachers and pupils, and developing digital educational content. From October 2010 to September 2012, he worked at KPMG as a Senior Manager while in October 2012, he founded and managed his own consulting company working with international Hedge Funds and implementing Business Plans, Financial Studies, Feasibility Studies and Cost-Benefit Analysis, Marketing and sales for various clients. During his career, he has launched successful start-ups in the sectors of ICT, Construction, Finance and Energy and has helped many others create and grow their businesses. In January 2017 he joined SoFIA Education Experts as a CEO.