Nikolaos Veraros, CFA has over 20 years of experience in shipping finance and currently works as a financial consultant to various shipping companies. He is partner at Investments & Finance Ltd and he has also worked as a senior equity analyst for National Securities, S.A., a subsidiary of National Bank of Greece. He served as an independent director on the board of Navios Maritime Acquisitions (NNA) until Jan 2020. Nikos is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Certified Market Maker for Derivatives in the Athens Stock Exchange, and a Certified Analyst from the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. He is currently part time lecturer of shipping finance at King’s College London. His academic research has been published by journals including Applied Economics, Journal of Policy Modeling and the Economic Bulletin of Bank of Greece.