Costas Kalisperas

Managing Director, Retail EMEA, Moelis & Company

Costas started his career as a barrister over 25 years ago. He then became a solicitor and, subsequently, a shareholder advisor for a private industrial group. Over the past 15 years, he has been a corporate financier, advising retailers and online businesses with capital raisings and mergers and acquisitions. More recently, he has broadened his interests and become an investor and advisor to a number of technology start-up businesses with a consumer or retail connection. More importantly, perhaps in part because he is a father of two teenage girls, he has always supported and mentored young female professionals in male-dominated work environments, has empathy and respect for the challenges they face and overcome every day, and is committed to the importance of continued progress on gender bias in the workplace.