Head of EU Affairs & Financial Strategy and M&A Lead
Dimitris is a Financial Economist, financial markets innovator, speaker and author, with 17 years of experience in Financial Regulation, Financial Services and Corporate Finance. He was a Financial Innovation and Monetary Policy Specialist at the European Parliament for several years, where he worked on the Digital Finance files of the EU, financial market structure regulations, including MIFID, the Crowdfunding Platforms regulation and the DLT Pilot Regime. He was the draftsperson of the Blockchain Resolution of the European Parliament that set the framework of regulating DLT in the EU and influenced many third-country jurisdictions.
Dimitris was ranked among the 100-Top world influencers in the area of RegTech and Blockchain and is a frequent speaker in top-tier universities, international organizations, the World Economic Forum and professional summits on FinTech, RegTech, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Disruption of Banking and Financial Services, in Europe, America and Asia. In parallel to his work in Digital Finance, Dimitris worked on the acceleration of the technology transfer strategy of the EU, especially in the files of the European Fund of Strategic Investments and the Invest-EU program.
He has published two books, one on Disintermediation Economics and the impact of Blockchain in Markets and Policies, and one on the Financing and Financial Reporting for the European SMEs in the era of the CMU and the new IFRS, both with Palgrave Macmillan. He is also the co-Founder and Director of the Brussels Council, an initiative that aspires to build a common technological innovation area between the EU, Asia and Africa. Dimitris has a postgraduate degree in Finance from Harvard University, and executive diploma in Innovation and Technology Management from MIT and he is expected to complete his Executive MBA at the University of Chicago, Booth.