Stavros Zenios is Professor of Finance and Management Science at University of Cyprus, Adjunct Professor with the Norwegian School of Economics and Senior Fellow at The Wharton School Financial Institutions Center. He is currently holder of a Maria Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship. He served as vice-chairman of the Cyprus Council of Economic Advisors and on the Board of the Central Bank of Cyprus. He published more than 130 articles in leading international journals in risk management, financial engineering and management science. He authored two books and edited several more. He received awards for his work on the performance of financial institutions and for his book «Parallel Optimization». He was recipient of the 2006 EURO Excellence in Practice Award for work on personal financial planning. His book with Patrick Harker on the «Performance of Financial Institutions» was translated in Chinese.