Maria Mitsouli joined AXIA in June 2009 and is currently an Executive Director in the Sales Department. Prior to joining AXIA, Maria spent one and a half year at NBGI International Ltd, London, in the Equity Sales department. During the period July 2005 – February 2008, Maria worked as a sales trader in the Foreign Institutional Equity Sales Department in Piraeus Bank, Greece. Prior to that, she was the Head of the Derivatives department and a member of the management team in General Securities (ex-ABN AMPRO) – General Bank (Societe General Group) for nearly five years. Between August 1998 and July 1999 Maria worked as a financial analyst for Bloomberg L.P. Financial Markets, London. She is a certified Asset Manager from the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission and certified Derivatives Sales/Trader – Market Maker from the Securities & Futures Authority of the U.K. and a certified Derivatives Sales/Trader – Market Maker from the Athens Derivatives Exchange. Maria holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus and an MSc in Investment Management from City University Business School, London.