Deputy Managing Director
Stamatis has approximately thirty years of vast experience in auditing and accounting and he is also specialized in corporate governance and risk services. During the period 1995-2011, he worked in three Big Four accounting and auditing firms, in senior executive positions. As engagement signing leader he carried out a large number of financial statements audits, under IFRS, US GAAP and Greek GAAP, for listed and non – listed entities, specializing in financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, dairy products, manufacturing and retail. In leading positions, he has also carried out a significant number of due diligence and transaction services projects as well as special assurance and advisory engagements.
In the period 2011-2015, he worked as Group Internal Audit Chief Officer (CIA) for Agricultural Bank of Greece (one of the five largest banks in Greece at the time) and as Group Internal Audit Chief Officer (CIA) and Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for Ethniki Insurance Co (the leading insurance company in Greece).
Since March 2016, he is Deputy Managing Director and Corporate Governance Leader in Crowe Greece Consulting and Technical Partner of Crowe Greece, holding the position of the Chairman of Accounting and Audit Committee of the Firm (the second largest audit firm in Greece).
Stamatis is a Certified Public Accountant, qualified member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece (SOEL) with signing rights in Greece, while he serves as a member of the Scientific Board of the Institute. He is a Fellow Member of the Association of International Accountants, UK (AIA), a Fellow Member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia (IPA) and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Financial Accountants, UK (IFA).
He is a member of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA) and member of the European Accounting Association (EAA). He is also founding member of the Non - Executive Directors Club of Greece.
He earned his Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Department of Economics of University of Piraeus. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with specialisation in Taxation and Auditing (distinction) of the Department of Public Administration of Panteion University of Social and Political Studies of Athens and he earned a Doctoral Degree in Accounting Law (distinction) by the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Accounting and a second Doctoral Degree Auditing (distinction) in Accounting and Auditing by the Department of Public Administration of Panteion University of Social and Political Studies of Athens in which he is also a Post Doc Fellow.
Dr. Stamatios Dritsas is a lecturer in the fields of auditing, accounting and accounting law in private and public sector, corporate governance and enterprise risk management, in postgraduate programs provided by Greek Universities (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and University of Piraeus), the Training Center of Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Greece and the National Center of Public Administration. He is also scientific coordinator in three e – learning programs in Center of Continuing Education and Life Long Learning of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the fields of corporate governance, financial reporting and international standards of auditing in public sector (INTOSAI framework).
He has also pursued a carrier as specialized technical writer. He has published numerus studies in accounting and auditing in scientific magazines and specialized professional articles and conference proceedings in accounting law and corporate governance. Recently, he edited a book in financial reporting and he is co-author in two other books in the areas of accounting law and corporate law in Greece.