Nikos Leonidakis was born in Athens in 1972. He has worked in several banks for 18 years. MA in modern and contemporary history, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, with a thesis on the financing of a textile industry (Afoi Lanara AE) by the Marshal Plan. He is a Phd candidate in the same Department, investigating the so-called "frozen credits" in postwar Greece. He has participated in various national and international conferences. His research interests are related to interwar and postwar economic and labour history.