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Founder, President & Managing Director, Digital Security Technologies S.A



Diploma in Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (1978). (Rank No. 1)

Master of Science, MIT (1980) (Scholarship)

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University (1983) (Scholarship)

OPM, Harvard Business School (2002)


Founder, President and Managing Director of Digital Security Technologies S.A. (2004 – today)

Founder, President and Managing Director of Plefsis Information Systems S.A. (2000 – 2004)*

Founder, President and Managing Director of City Messengers (CTM) Secure Courier Services S.A. (2000 – 2004)*

(*) Acquired by Digital Security Technologies S.A.

Professional Experience

Professor of Columbia University, New York, (1983-1988). Advisor to the UN on technology issues – United Nations Development Programme (1983-1993). General Manager of the Japanese Company Nissho Iwai American Corporation, Boston Office (1988-1993). President and Managing Director of the American Company GET USA (1993-1999). Worked with the US Department of State (Consular Section) for the introduction of the new US Digital Passport. Organized and Designed over 20 (twenty) Passport Issuing Centers around the world, including the New Hampshire National Passport Center, the largest passport Issuing Center in the USA. Member of the WG3 Group of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).


“Distinguished Leadership Award” from the American Biographical Institute for Outstanding Services to the Teaching Profession (1987). Scholarships I.K.Y. 1975-76, 1976-77, and 1977-78 for ranking no. 1 at the National Technical University of Athens. Scholarship from MIT for graduate studies (1978-80). Monetary Award from the National Science Foundation for personal research (1988).


Over 38 (thirty eight) scientific publications (ASCE, ASME, International Journals, etc.)

Professional Societies

ASME (elected), ASCE, TEE, PE, ANS, EERI, Sigma Xi.


Who’s Who in the World, Who’s is Who in the East, Who’s Who in Technology Today, Who’s Who in Engineering, International Directory of Distinguished Leadership.

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