Pythagoras N. Petratos is research with Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Before, he was a Departmental Lecturer in Finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
He is an assistant professor in finance (visiting/probation) at American University in the Emirates. He has visited and taught at other universities, as Cambridge University and ESCP in the UK.
He earned his Ph.D. at the University of London in financing/valuation of new technologies and he has postgraduate/master degrees in, Computer Science / Software Engineering (University of Oxford), Economics (Health) (City University, London), Politics and Policy (University of London), and Finance (Cass Business School).
The degrees in multidisciplinary areas enable research especially the interaction of finance with new technologies, as well as policy and regulation.
His main research foci are corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, valuation and investments.
Additional related interests include alternative finance (i.e. Venture Capital, Private Equity, Project Finance, alternative currencies and FinTech) financing of innovation and new technologies (i.e. IT, Blockchain, Bio - pharmaceutical, etc.), cybersecurity risk management and investment, and healthcare innovation and finance.
He is a member of many professional organizations and has presented at various conferences, universities (Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard/MIT, U.S. Naval War College, etc.) and cooperated with international organizations (i.e. OECD, World Bank, WHO), including an internship at United Nations.
Pythagoras is listed in the Marquis Who is Who in the World and was recognised as a Distinguished Scientist by the Hellenic Republic. He has been invited to NATO in senior delegations of academics and think tankers and he has been elected a lifelong Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.