Nikolaos A. Bertsos was born in Athens in 1951. He studied at the Economics Department of the University of Athens and continued with postgraduate studies at the University of Essex, United Kingdom.

He has held the position of First Vice-Chairman of the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission, Vice Governor of the National Mortgage Bank of Greece, Chairman of Diethniki AEDAK (Mutual Funds Company), Managing Director of the National Company of Portfolio Investments (ETHNEX S.A.), as well as Chairman of the Association of Greek Institutional Investors. He had also been a member of a number of Boards of Directors of companies in the private and public sectors.