Dimitrios Koufos has more than 30 years of practical experience in areas such as Production Technology & Process Optimization, Production Μanagement Systems, Energy & Environmental Technology, Energy & Environmental Legislation/Reporting, Supply Chain Management, Technology Strategy, Investment Analysis, Corporate & Project Finance, in companies like Shell, Motor Oil Hellas, TITAN Cement, and currently in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Throughout his career he has held positions various positions such as: Senior Engineer; Senior Supply Chain Analyst; Senior Process Engineer; Business Intelligence Coordinator.
Currently he is the Head of Sustainable Business, Industry and Agri, of the Climate Strategy and Delivery team of the EBRD, where amongst others he leads on transactions in energy efficiency & climate change for the entire life cycle: origination, due diligence, , EPC contract negotiation for the industrial and natural resources sectors of the Bank; Business Development & Strategy: Developments regarding new legislation (EU-ETS Phase III, Industrial Emissions Directive, Water Framework Directive –Efficiency, Biofuels, etc) and new technologies (CCS, Associated Petroleum Gas, Geothermal, Biofuels, etc); Monitoring and implementation of relevant general financial and climate finance indicators at project and macro level. Assistance in implementation of programs for grant financing in key countries, and subsequently leading the analogous projects for business development.
Dimitris has practical field experience in variety of production processes and systems and has evaluated technologies and the respective business cases studies ranging from greenfield investments, to plant modernization and upgrades, energy management, environmental compliance issues, product compliance requirements around the world. His studies include an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management , an MSc in Process Control from the University of Connecticut (Scholarship from the University Research Centre) and a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras. Also he is certified from the College of Petroleum and Energy Studies of Oxford University in Linear Programming in Refinery and Supply Planning and International Oil Supply, Transportation, Refining and Trading.