Dr. Vassilis Kotoulas is the Head of malting barley contract farming program of Athenian Brewery. He received his BSc in Agronomy from Agricultural University of Athens, in 2002 and his MSc and PhD from Agricultural University of Athens in 2005 and 2010 respectively. He has been involved in numerous EU and national research projects collaborating with both Agricultural University (2005-2013) and Benaki Phytopathological Institute (2011-2012). From 2010 to 2013 he worked as a Trainer at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences. He is a co-author in many scientific publications in international journals.