Engineer by degree, Financial Services expert by profession, innovation enthusiast by nature, Maria Leontiou heads Eurobank’s Innovation Center, a core pillar of Group Digital Banking Division, aspiring to play a key role into the Organization’s journey towards systematic innovation. Maria Leontiou holds a B.Eng. degree from the National Technical University of Athens and has 20 years of experience in Financial Instruments. She joined Eurobank in 2002 and until 2015 she held several managerial positions in the OTC Derivatives & Collateral management operations field with a track record of process & systems optimization, in-house systems implementation & regulatory projects. Before that Maria was a stock broker in the Athens Stock Exchange Market and a certified Derivatives’ Market Maker. Being a strong believer in “ideas worth spreading” she is a member of TEDxAthens team since 2012, a membership that constantly refills her batteries with positive energy and pushes her to think beyond boundaries.