…we rise by lifting others…
Dimitris P. Kougias
He was born and raised in Patras, Greece. His studies led him away from his home as he graduated from the Department of Banking and Financial Management of the University of Piraeus. Having worked in sales departments of well-known banks in the Greek capital, he decided to take the path of return, in order to contribute to the local economy with the knowledge and skills he had gained.
In collaboration with public sector authorities, he worked as a technical advisor for operations of the Regional Operation Programmes of Western Greece 2000-2006 & 2007-2013 (“Local Employability Initiatives”, “Home Care-Social Solidarity Centers”, “Elderly Day Care Centers”, ”Urban Renovations of Municipalities”, “Local Employment Projects”), with the main task of monitoring and evaluating the physical & financial scope of those operations, from integration to completion.
He has experience in the preparation and drafting of business plans, as part of the Partnership Agreement’s (PA) 2014-2020 actions for new & existing businesses. He speaks English fluently and has good knowledge of German and Italian.
The experience he has gained from his former occupation, has helped him to manage the available financial tools more effectively, has strengthened his advisory skills and has provided good networking with local organizations and businesses.