Establishment of the Advisory Board for the MSc in Business for Lawyers

Monday, 24/05/2021

Alba is proud to announce the establishment of the Advisory Board for the MSc in Business for Lawyers.

An Advisory Board is a structured and collaborative method for organizations to engage with external advisors. It advises on strategic objectives and seeks to enhance the Business School's links with the corporate world.

The MSc in Business for Lawyers Advisory Board Members represent a diversity of business professionals relevant to the Academic Program. Members are reputable and highly acknowledged practitioners and academics with extended experience and acumen in the field of Business and Law. The contribution they provide is essential to the continued success and future development of the Program

The establishment of the Advisory Board for the MSc in Business for Lawyers is a great addition to Alba Graduate Business School, as it will enhance Alba’s transformative and innovative educational approach and at the same time provide a productive link between students, faculty and industry practitioners.

More specifically, Board’s functions include:

  • Providing assistance with the review of the Academic Program’s strategic positioning in its market, considering the new trends and developments in the Legal Services offered to Business.
  • Giving feedback on the existing program of study in terms of content, learning objectives and skills that are needed for those who wish to build a successful career as legal counsellors to business firms and/or deal with corporate clients.
  • Providing recommendations on standard of best practices.
  • Encouraging  the exploration of new areas of development.
  • Supporting  the Academic Program in the implementation of its strategic goals.

Τhe Advisory Board has held two online meetings till now.

During the first meeting, a discussion was held on the market of legal services to Business, the major trends and developments identified in this sector, the strategic positioning of our program against competition and the target market that this program should aim to serve. Moreover, the board members exchanged views and made recommendations towards the improvement of the design of the program and its content, so it helps lawyers develop the skills necessary for a successful career in the corporate world.  

The second meeting took place before Easter with success. The members hailed the Advisory Board creation with great enthusiasm and reaffirmed their commitment to assist the School in ensuring that it provides stellar educational services in the area of legal studies. The Members engaged in long and fruitful conversations which focused on exploring new learning opportunities that can be offered to students.

The members agreed unanimously on the need for the potential development of internship and mentoring programs (upon availability) for students who have demonstrated exceptional performance, and they all expressed their willingness to support the initiative. They also confirmed their availability to offer guest lectures for the Program’s students in the aim to provide them with invaluable insight from their long working experience and professional practice.

Lastly, the members of the Advisory board agreed to offer and develop in common a scholarship scheme to young legal professionals working for the Advisory Members’ companies.

MSc in Business for Lawyers Advisory Board Members in alphabetical order: 

  • Mr. Tassos Anastassiadis, Partner, Platis Anastassiadis & Associates - EY Law
  • Mr. John  Giannakopoulos, Chief Legal & Compliance Counsel, Lamda Development S.A.  
  • Mr. Themistoklis Giannakopoulos, Partner, Andersen Legal Greece
  • Mrs. Sophia Grigoriadou, Managing Partner, Papacostopoulos - Grigoriadou & Associates Law Firm (CPA Law)
  • Mr. Ilias Koimtzoglou, Managing Partner, Koimtzoglou – Bakalis – Venieris – Leventis & Associates (KBVL), member of Deloitte Legal
  • Mr. Spyros Mello, Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel, Coca-Cola HBC
  • Mr. Theodore Pistiolis, Managing Partner, Andersen Legal Greece
  • Mr. Eirinikos Platis, Partner, Platis Anastassiadis & Associates - EY Law
  • Mr. Vassilis Vizas, Partner, PwC

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