Leonidas is the Head of Business Department at Intercollege and Lecturer at UNICAF. He received his PhD from the University of Leicester. He writes on a wide range of business phenomena, varying from service workers performing emotional, affective and aesthetic labour to cashless payments in the context of corporate legitimacy and sociology of finance. His most recent article explores the employment tensions generated in luxury hotels by the increasing popularity of body-art. His book, co-edited with Bernardo Batiz-Lazo,explores the past, present and future of retail payments.