Dimitrios Gounopoulos is the Chaired Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bath and the External Examiner for Imperial College, London (Full Time MBA and Executive MBA), the University of Leeds (Postgraduate Finance Courses), the University of Sheffield (Undergraduate Finance Courses), the University of Strathclyde (Postgraduate Finance Courses). Prior to joining the School of Management, University of Bath Professor Gounopoulos hold a Professorial Position at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University. Previously Professor Gounopoulos worked for the University of Sussex (School of Business, Management and Economics), the University of Surrey (Surrey Business School) and the University of Manchester (Manchester Business School).He has also worked on several private companies and government consulting projects related with electronics and telecommunications. Further, he is an occasional columnist in Columbia University, School of Law prestigious CLS Blue Sky Blog on issues relating regulations intervention as well as a Visiting Research Scholar. He obtained degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Leeds and the University of Bradford. In addition he holds an MBA from Leeds University Business School - University of Leeds and a PhD from Manchester Business School - University of Manchester. Finally he holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Surrey.

Dimitrios main Research Interest lies in the areas of InternationalAccounting and Corporate Finance. He specializes on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and he is known for his continuous research involvement on this field. Dimitrios research also address issues in Bonds Structure, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation and Earnings Management.  His work has attracted the interest of the markets and as a result of this he was honoured with a Gong Ceremony by the Oldest Stock Exchange in the world, the NYSE – Euronext Amsterdam. Further to this distinction he was invited to deliver a speech in Amsterdam Stock Exchange on the ‘Global development of IPOs Research’.  His presentation was well attended by market makers and bankers and attracted the interest of the media as he was interviewed by the main Dutch Television Network, RTL.

Professor Gounopoulos has published extensively in highly ranked International Journals in Finance including the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, European Financial Management in Accounting including Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and The International Journal of Accounting as well as in other disciplines including Economic History Review (ABS 4), Annals of Tourism Research (ABS 4), Transportation Research Part E (ABS 3*, Impact Factor 2,676), Maritime Policy and Management (Impact Factor 1,447) etc. His research has been presented on various highly rated US and European conferences including the prestigious American Accounting Association Annual Conference. Special moment has been the best paper award he received by the International Association of Maritime Economist (IAME2009). He has been invited on research seminars by several institutions, in the UK and Europe. His recognition among the UK academic society appears from the fact that he has been invited 15 times as PhD External Examiner by seven different UK Institutions (overall he has examined 20 PhD Thesis). He serves as an ad-hoc referee in several academic journals and is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Accounting and Finance.

In collaboration with a colleague Dimitrios has received a generous Research Grant on Energy Economics by the Dutch Government. He also participates in a consortium under 'Surrey Space Center' on a big project concerning the 'Procurement and Development of an Active Debris Removal Mission'. Further, he received a small grant to research the first IPO ever listed in the world (maritime company VOC was listed in 1602). This involvement intrigued him to explore IPOs on various historical perspectives by expanding in other stock markets. This experience is valuable on his role an independent Initial Public Offerings advisor. Dr Gounopoulos is a visiting-academic in several Business Schools teaching in MBA and MSc programmes. He is an independent Initial Public Offerings Consultant and has strong links with markets including London and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges. 

His research has received excessive Media attention with special features in "Columbia University Law School", “The BBC”, “The Guardian”, “The Independent”, “The Daily Mail”, “The Irish Times”, “BBC Radio”, “BNR Netherlands National Radio”, from the UK to the US and China. 

Dimitrios is the Deputy Leader of the Business Finance Research Group



Community and Business


Initial Public Offerings Consultancy International)

ROMGAZ - Largest Company in Romania Turnover: 1 billion Euros, Profit: 200 million Euros)

Course delivered and consultancy services through its IPO.

(Close collaboration with Underwriter: Goldman and Sachs)



NYSE-Euronext Amsterdam (27th of May 2011). Gong Ceremony 'in honour' of the Guest Speaker.

NYSE-Euronext Amsterdam (5th of June 2012). 'VOC: The First IPO in the World'


INVITED ARTICLES (by other Universities)

Columbia University (Law School), U.S. 'The effect of Regulatory Alteration on Management  Earnings Forecast'. 


RESEARCH SEMINARS / Speaker (after invitation)

Research Seminar, University of Sheffield, School of Management, Sheffiled, UK

Research Seminar, University of Greenwich, School of Management, London, UK  

Research Seminar, University of Queen Mary, School of Business and Management, London  

Research Seminar, Aristotel University of Thessaloniki, School of Economics, Thessaloniki, Greece

Research Seminar, Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Business Administration, Athens, Greece

Research Seminar, University of Warwick, Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK

Research Seminar, University of Essex, Department of Accounting, Colchester, UK 

Research Seminar, Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Business Administration, Piraeus, Greece 

Research Seminar, University of Hull, Hull University Business School, Hull, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Brunel, School of Economics and Finance, London, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Piraeus, Department of Economics, Piraeus, Greece 

Research Seminar, University of Strathclyde, Department of Accounting & Finance, Glasgow, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

Research Seminar, University of Southampton, School of Management, Southampton, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK 

Research Seminar, ESC Troyes en Champagne, Troyes, France 

Research Seminar, University of Leeds, Leeds University Business School, Leeds, UK 

Research Seminar, Centre for Planning and Economic Research, Government of Greece

Research Seminar, University of Sussex, School of Business and Management, Brighton 

Research Seminar, University of Queen Mary, School of Business and Management, London

Research Seminar, University of Portsmouth, Porstmouth Business School, Porstmouth, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Athens, Department of Economics, Athens, Greece

Research Seminar, ALBA, Graduate Business School, Athens, Greece

Research Seminar, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK

Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Cardiff, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff, UK

Research Seminar, University of Middlesex, Middlesex Business School, Hendon, UK

Research Seminar, University of Surrey, Surrey Business School, Guildford, UK

Research Seminar, University of Piraeus, Department of Economics, Piraeus, Greece

Research Seminar, Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Accounting and Finance, Athens, Greece

Speaker, 2nd Shipping Investment & Asset Management, Piraeus, Greece

Research Seminar, Vrije University of Amsterdam, Department of Economics, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Research Seminar, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK



Imperial College, London, Imperial College Business School, External Examiner Full Time MBA, Executive MBA, 2016 - present

University of Leeds, Leeds University Business School, Leeds, UK – External Examiner in Postgraduate Courses, 2014 - present

University of Sheffield, School of Management, Sheffield, UK – External Examiner in Postgraduate Courses, 2016 - present

City University, School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering - External Examiner in Postgraduate Courses, 2017 - present

University of Nottingham, Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham, UK – External Examiner in Undergraduate Courses, 2012 - 2016

University of Bradford, Management School, Bradford, UK – External Examiner in Postgraduate Courses, 2012-2016

University of Kingston, Kingston Business School, London, UK – External Examiner in Postgraduate Courses, 2008-2011

University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK

University of Bristol, Depatment of Management, Bristol, UK

University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow, UK

University of Southampton, School of Management, Southampton, UK


PhD EXAMINATIONS (Twenty-Seven Times)

Twenty times External Examiner in PhD Theses 

1) University of Nottingham - Nottingham University Business School, UK, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016a, 2016b 

2) University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School, 2014, 2015 

3) University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management 2017

4) University of Luxembourg - Luxembourg School of Business, 2016 

5) University of Cyprus - School of Accounting and Finance, 2017

6) University of Cranfield - School of Management, 2015

7) University of Durham - Durham Business School, UK, 2011, 2013

8) University of Brunel - Brunel Business School, 2013, 2016

9) University of Hull - Hull University Business School, 2016 

10) University of Portsmouth - Portsmouth Business School, 2016, 2017 

11) University of Kingston - Kingston Business School, 2011, 2015 

12) University of Bradford - Management School, 2012

13) University of Piraeus - Department of Maritime Studies, 2013, 2016

14) Glasgow Caledonian University - Glasgow School for Business, 2014 

15) University of Greenwich - Greenwich Business School, 2017

16) University of Bath - School of Management, 2017

Eight times Internal Examiner in PhD Theses 

13) University of Surrey - Surrey Business School, 2006, 2007, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 

14) University of Sussex - School of Business, Management and Economics, 2014

15) Newcastle University - Newcastle University Business School, 2017 


1) Convenor of PhD (Doctoral) Programme

2) Convenor in MSc in International  Accounting and Corporate Governance 

3) Course Co-Convenor in BSc in Accounting and Finance 

4) Deputy Leader of the Business Finance Research Group

5) Organiser of Research Seminars in the School of Business, Management and Economics

6) 'Fidelity plc Award' Founder for Best MSc in Int. Accounting and Corporate Governance Student

7) Students  Recruitment Advisor (Undergraduate, Postgraduate)

8) Representative of the Department of Business and Management at the University of Sussex Software Steering Committe

9) Senior Colleague (Mentor) for Dr Nikolaos Karouzakis, Lecturer in Finance

10) Conference organizer for Early Stage Academics and Doctoral Students


1) Programme Director of the MSc in Accounting and Finance, 2012 - 2013. 

2) Founder and Program Designer of the BSc in Accounting and Finance, launched in 2007. He has been its first leader until the graduation of the first cohort in July 2010.

3) Organiser of Research Seminars in Surrey Business School.

4) 'Ernst & Young Award' Founder for Best BSc in Accounting and Finance Student.

5) Established and kept co-operation between CIMA and the University of Surrey.

6) He has represented University of Surrey in British Council Exhibitions and MBA Fairs around the world.

7) Personal Placement Tutor.

8) Responsible for Staff-Student Exchange Programme with Free (Vrije) University of Amsterdam and the University of Piraeus, 

9) Supervisor of PhD, MSc Projects (Postgraduate), Examiner in Doctoral Thesis.

10) Students Recruitment Advisor (Undergraduate, Postgraduate)

11) Officer of Research Ethics Committee for School of Business Management and Economics 



*Royal Bank of Scotland: “How Boards should operate: Reflection on latest FRC Report” (15 September 2016)

*Royal Bank of Scotland: “The Dangers of a High Share Price” (24 July 2016)

*True Economics Blog: “European Financial Networks: Prepare for Bloodletting to Commerce” (24 Jan 2016)  

* The Guardian: “Some Eurozone Banks just as likely to fail as they were before 2008 crisis” 

* The Independent: “Banks as likely to fail now as during crisis” (12 May 2015)

* The Daily Mail:  “European banks remain vulnerable” (12 May 2015)

* "European Banks remain vulnerable" (11th May 2015)

* Wall Street Italia: “Come nel 2008: per molte banche europee le stesse probabilita di fare crac” (13 May 2015)

* HITC Business: “Some Eurozone banks just as likely to fail as they were before 2008 crisis” 

* The Irish Times: “Study finds European banks highly vulnerable” (13 May 2015)

* The Conversation:  "Gold always glitter but better bargains lie beneath" (27th February 2014)

* To Vima (in Greek): "The First Initial Public Offering in the World" (21 July 2011)

* H Kathimerini: "Personal Interview" (03 October 2010) 


RADIO ONLINE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING (Interviews and Panel Discussions)

* ERT: "IMF Sustainability Debt Report on Greece"" (07th Oct 2016)

* CNN (Greece) : "Greece after the new Agreement with Troica" (7th May 2016)

* ERA SPOR: “Football Finance” (25th July 2016)

* ERA 2: "Greece after the new Agreement with Troica" (10th May 2016)

* ERA Global: "International Finance" (7th April 2016)

* ERT: "Evaluation of New Programme for Greece Tax Regulations" (30th March 2016)

* ERT: "Deutsche Bank: Is it the new Lehman Brother" (15th February 2016)

* ERT: "Greece in 2016" (30th December 2015)

* BBC Radio (Sussex): "Migrants Crises and Financial Aspects" (16th November 2015)

* ERT: "Greece after the referendum" (6th July 2015)

* NERIT: "How can Greek Economy get in recovery path" (15th June 2015)

* NERIT: "Theories and Applications to Economic Science of the work by John Nash" (26th May 2015)

* NERIT: "The Greek Pension Fund System" (12th May 2015)

* NERIT: "Greece in front of the new Eurogroup" (22nd April 2015)

* NERIT: "Tsipras meets Putin" (09th April 2015)

* NERIT: "Euro vs Drahmas" (11th March 2015)

* BBC Radio (Sussex): "Greece into storm" (3rd March 2015)

* BBC Radio 4: "Interview on Greek Debt Financial Crises" (23rd March 2012)

* RTL Netherlands: "Interview on VOC" (27th May 2011)




American Accounting Association (AAA)

American Finance Association (AFA)

British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA)

Eastern Finance Association (EFA)

European Accounting Association (EAA)

European Finance Association (EFA)

European Financial Management Association (EFMA)

Financial Management Association (FMA)

Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA)

Higher Education Academy Fellow

Midwest Finance Association (MFA)

Multinational Finance Society (MFS)



Professor Gounopoulos is Member of the Editorial Review Board of the Corporate Governance: An International Review Journal 

He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance and the Journal of Economics and International Finance



Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2016 Portsmouth-Fordham Conference on Banking and Finance

Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS), Athens, Greece, 2014 - Member of the Scientific Committee

Hellenic Finance and Accounitng Association (HFAA), Permanent Member of the Scientific Committee