Stratos Pourzitakis works as Head of Research of Asian Private Banker where he is leading a wide spectrum of research projects on Asia’s private banking and wealth managementindustry. In the past, Stratos worked for the Hellenic Ministry of Finance and he led a number of research projects including a research grant offered by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Hong Kong that examined emissions trading in East Asia. Stratos holds a Bachelor in Accounting and Finance, a Master of International Public Policy from Osaka University. In 2017 he received a PhD in Government and International Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University and his PhD dissertation examined energy hedging in China and the EU.
Stratos’ research was funded by the European Commission and the Japanese government and it has been published by peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes and think-tanks including SIPRI and Carnegie Europe. Stratos is a member of the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a vocal supporter of sustainable investment and green finance. As such he is member of the Green Finance Task Force of Hong Kong and he recently conducted research with the Financial Services Business Council of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, which led to a white paper on how Hong Kong would benefit from a Green Investment Bank. Stratos speaks English, Greek, Japanese, French and some Putonghua.
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