Director, Management Science Laboratory School of Business, Athens University of Economics & Business
Dr. George Ioannou is Professor of Production & Operations Management at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business,
serving also the Director of the Management Science Laboratory.
He was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Virginia Tech, directing the Manufacturing Systems Integration Lab, and Director of the International MBA Program of AUEB. Dr. Ioannou received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and his M.Sc./DIC in Industrial Robotics and Manufacturing Automation from Imperial College, London, UK. He was a Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute for Systems Research of the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, where he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. His research concentrates on the quantitative and analytical study of business systems, and merges operations research tools with modern information technology to address open problems faced by today’s complex enterprises and supply chain networks.
His work has been sponsored by several research organizations and private companies from the US, Europe and Greece, while his publications have appeared in various archival journals and cover
topics ranging from facility and material handling system design and operation, to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems. He has consulted for many companies and public organizations, and was responsible for executive and educational seminars in his areas of expertise, both in the US and Greece. He is the recipient of the Microsoft Excellence in Education Award and has been honored by many Teaching Excellence Awards for his MBA courses.
He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), where he chaired the Research and Development Committee, and served as a member of the Editorial Board of the international journal Production Planning & Control. He has been as an Executive Member of the board of Directors of Hellenic Railroads SA, and a member of the Innovation Council of the Ministry of Development.