Dimitris Protogirou has held management positions in oilfield services, mining, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and software sectors. For the past 15 years, in his senior roles as Finance Manager, General Manager and Board Member, he has been evaluating, formulating and executing financial and business strategies. He has hands-on experience of raising capital in the private equity markets and executing corporate transactions and post-merger integrations. Dimitris holds an MBA degree from London Business School, an MSc in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Geology degree from the University of Athens. He began his career in the early nineties as a Civil Engineer in oilfield services where he performed the foundation study of the world’s deepest offshore oil platform, for Shell Oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Upon completing the MBA degree he moved to the Finance function at Schlumberger. He has lived and worked in USA, France and Greece. He has performed assignments in several countries around the world.