Akis was born in 1968 in Athens and his studies was in Mechanical Engineering. He also had an MBA in Retail Innovation from Athens University of Economics and Business. Over the past 20 years, he had worked in multinationals companies such as Aluminco, Telestet,( Wind Telecoms-Logistics Director) and Carrefour group Supply Chain Executive Director in Greece and Cyprus covering a wide range of sectors. From 2011,he holds the position of Managing Director of IFCO SYSTEMS HELLAS, specialized in Food Distribution Packaging and Distribution Logistics and he has under his responsibility Greece, FYROM and Cyprus. He has been an active member in EASE for the last 6 years. He had participated in the organizational and advisory committee of the annual conferences of EASE. Furthermore, he has been an active member of various working groups such as School innovation, mentoring etc.