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Mariza Fotiou

Mariza Fotiou is the founder of CuriousIQ. With a strong passion of enhancing people’s lives and helping them succeed through changing their career, Mariza envisioned CuriousIQ as a means to provide equal education to underprivileged groups and make them part of the ever expanding tech industry.
Mariza lives in London UK and she works for BP as Vice President of Digital Product Design. Previously she held various managerial roles with HSBC Private Bank both in NY and London with latest position as Digital Chief Operating Officer. With over 14 years of experience Mariza is passionate about Digital and believes strongly in the ever growing demand of the industry. She is a Mental Health champion in her professional community and a supporter of diversity and inclusion. She holds a Masters in Finance from Baruch College, NY and a Business Administration Degree from Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus.

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Konstantinos Karagiannis

Head of Education

Data Analytics

Konstantinos returned to Greece after a decade being abroad. He holds a BEng in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences from NTUA and a MSc in Mathematics and Finance from the University of Oxford. He has been through various industries with his epicenter always being analytics. He has worked for the financial and banking industry working for ClientKnowledge (now part of EBS) and Deutsche Bank before moving to Berlin joining the start-up scene working for HelloFresh. Coming back to Greece he has been advising and working for bigger but also smaller start-ups as well as more mature companies. His interests are around politics, sociology, history and various forms of art.

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Zainab Faisal Kufaishi

Zainab is a seasoned investment management professional with 20 years’ experience in various roles across sales, marketing, strategy and leadership, and has been named on several Forbes Middle East rankings as well as being a spokesperson on media and industry panels. She was most recently the Head of Middle East and Africa for Invesco based in Dubai and was responsible for developing and leading Invesco’s wholesale and institutional business across the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Invesco in 2009, Zainab was part of Fidelity International’s Middle East & UK Institutional Marketing and Sales team in London from 2005 – 2009. Prior to this, Zainab began her career as a Technical Analyst for Stockcube Research in London where she analysed Asia Pacific Equities and advised on market timing decisions.

Zainab holds a degree in Economics and International Studies from The University of Warwick, the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society UK, and the Certificate in Securities and Financial Derivatives. She is fluent in both Arabic and English.

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Panagiotis Soulos


Panagiotis has over 12 years of experience mainly in information technology and information security in the financial and banking sector. He holds a BSc in Informatics and an MSc in Information Security. He is currently working as an Information Security Officer at Intrum and in parallel he volunteers as Secretary at the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter. 

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