Makis holds a BA in Economics from Athens Business School and an MBA from the University of Dedroit, Michigan, US. He has over 28 years of audit experience, especially in educating the middle and upper management staff of large multinationals on the group processes across the board. His project management experience is equally lengthy. He has participated in SAP software implementation projects in multinational corporations, such as Mobil Oil and BP plc worldwide. He has also led large scale projects to analyze benchmark, integrate, streamline and improve the processes of the oil marketing business through re-engineering and application of best practices. His teaching experience includes courses in business and project management for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications students.