Visa Innovation Program


Marisa is leading the internal audit and assurance activities of OPAP Group and is a member of the Group Information Security Committee. Previously, she worked as Chief Internal Auditor at the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, as Associate Group Audit Director at the National Bank of Greece (NBG), as Enterprise Risk & Assurance Services Acting Principal at Deloitte and Senior Consultant at Andersen Consulting. She is a member of the Global Board Ready Women club, and advisor to the Board of the Hellenic Blockchain Hub. She has served as a member of OPAP Executive Committee, as Board member of the Athens Chapter of ISACA, as member of Hellenic Corporate Governance Council working team (that revised the governance code for the Listed Companies in the Athens Stock Exchange), as a member of ENISA Cyber insurance policy working team and as Mentor and Jury in various innovation hackathons. Marisa occasionally gives lectures at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Athens University of Economics and Business, The American College of Greece, as well as the Central Bank of Greece and the Central Bank of Egypt, while she is often invited as a speaker at professional conferences and international summit meetings. She holds a postgraduate studies certificate on Blockchain Strategy (Oxford University, Said Business School), an MSc in Information Management (University of Sheffield, UK) a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Deree – The American College of Greece) and several professional certifications in risk management, compliance, AML, information security and internal auditing (ISO 27001 LA, CIA, CISA, CCO, CAML, CRMA).