Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev is the Adjunct Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin. He currently serves as the Chairman of Ireland Russia Business Association, and holds non-executive appointments on the Investment Committees of GoldCore Ltd (Ireland) and Heinz Global Asset Management, LLC (US). He also lectures in the Smurfit School of Management, University College Dublin and is research-active in macroeconomics and finance, as well as economic policy analysis.

In the past, Dr Gurdgiev served as the Head of Research with St Columbanus AG (Switzerland), the Head of Macroeconomics with the Institute for Business Value, IBM, Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers, Ltd, and Director and the Group Editor of Business & Finance Publications. Born in Moscow, Russia, Dr Gurdgiev was educated in the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and Trinity College, Dublin. Dr Gurdgiev serves as a Patron of the Phoenix Project and a Director of Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation Ltd.