Andreas Antonopoulos

Rector at UNYP & MBA Professor

Andreas Antonopoulos is the Rector of the University of New York in Prague (UNYP), a Professor of Entrepreneurship and a Partner in the Venture Growth Partners investment fund focusing in early stage investments.  Andreas teaches Entrepreneurship in several MBA Programs around the world and regularly gives related seminars and invited speeches. He has over 25 years of an academic, entrepreneurial, investment and corporate background blend. He was Co-Founder of Working Knowledge, a leading telecoms advisory firm in London he exited in 2007, he co-founded Viva Credit, the market leader micro lender in Romania and has been an angel investor in a dozen other failed, alive or thriving ventures. He is also a mentor in a few select accelerators such as Wayra and Startup Yard.

Andreas has held a senior executive appointment in academia at Central European University  before UNYP as well as a variety of senior and middle management appointments in leading telecom sector companies such as RHK, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks and British Telecom. Andreas has worked and/or lived in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the US, and speaks 6 languages. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University College London, UK and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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