Panicos Demetriades

Fee Band

  • Conference Speakers£1k to £2.5k
  • Financial Services, Regulation, Global Economy, Economic Overview, The Political Landscape

A widely respected economist, Panicos was charged with helping leading Cyprus out of a financial crisis that threatened its whole economy. The experience gave him an insight into the ECB, the fragility of the banking sector, Russian influences and political decision-making. He considers the outlook for global growth, a post-Brexit EU, and the big issues affecting business and politics.


Biography

Panicos Demetriades is Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Leicester, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and former Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.

After studying economics in the UK, Panicos worked at both the central bank in his native Cyprus, and in various academic posts in Britain. He was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus just as the country struggled with the aftermath of the financial crisis. The Cypriot economy had been hit by the global downturn as well as falls in tourism, shipping, property, and its offshore banking sector. The country negotiated a bailout which saw the EU and IMF impose a levy on bank deposits that shook market confidence in the system and threw the viability of the whole economy in to question.

In his book
Diary of the Euro Crisis in Cyprus: Lessons for Bank Recovery and Resolution Panicos looks at the political, regulatory and economic lessons from the crisis. He considers the decisions faced by politicians in Cyprus and across Europe, the fragility of the banking sector, and the role of Russian money in buying up the country’s largest bank.

Now one of Europe’s leading and most widely read economic writers Panicos examines a range of financial and economic issues from the detailed workings of national banking systems to a broader outlook for industry and the policy decisions that could affect it. He delivers an insight into the politics and economics of the Eurozone, and the possible outcomes for a post-Brexit UK and EU. With an extensive knowledge of global economic and banking systems, particularly those of Asia and Africa, he looks at the prospects for global growth, investment and regulation. Having had to unravel some of the dealings between Cypriot banks and Russian investors he can also provide revealing insights into everything from how Russian money is destabilising European finances and the euro to alleged political interference in the US and elsewhere.

Contact

We’re on hand to help you find the perfect speaker, presenter or performer for your events. Call or email our London office and use our agents' experience to expertly match you with the right person for your programme!


From time to time we send out emails announcing new speakers and free tickets to our showcase events including Speakers Breakfasts and the JLA Real Variety Show. Please tick the box below if you would like to receive these emails.

Don't miss anything!

We will never share the data you submit here with a third party. Information is stored in a database in order to service your enquiry, but is deleted once it is no longer required. You may request to have this data removed at any time.

JLA Presents


Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Speakers
Priya Lakhani, Anne-Marie Imafidon, and Neil Lawrence

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.

Location

87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB

WATCH

Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Speakers
Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.

Location

Bishopsgate Institute, London

WATCH