Panos Papoulias holds a BA in Politics, Economics and Philosophy (major in Economics) from the University of York, UK, an MSc. in Political Theory from the London School of Economics, UK and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. In 2007 he completed his PhD in Government at the London School of Economics on the subject of the relationship between Ethical Pluralism and Liberal political doctrines. He taught various undergraduate political theory courses at the LSE, before working as Head of Investment at a leading Greek aluminum heavy industry. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as Management Advisor and then as Operations Manager at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which will host the National Library of Greece (NLG), the Greek National Opera (GNO) and the 170,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park.