Dr. Dimitrios S. Patounas holds a PhD (DPhil) and an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sussex, and an MBA from CEIBS, the China Europe International Business School (with an exchange at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania).
Since 2017, he has been working as the Director and a Technical Execution Management Consultant at ANTINOR G.P. He has extensive work experience as he was the Founder and Director of DSP-AT Ltd Management Consultancy in Birmingham, from 2014 to 2016 he was employed by GE Power as a Technical Execution Project Manager, from 2007 to 2012 he worked as a Senior Aero-Thermal Engineer for Alstom Power and from 2002 to 2007 he was a research officer at the TFMRC Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Brighton.
Dr. Patounas is also the Co-founder of the first online platform aimed at teaching the Greek language and culture to a Chinese audience, where he is also a regular Contributor / Content Creator. He has translated into Greek the best-selling book “On Regular Investing” (2019) by Li Xiaolai, a famous Chinese educator, investor and entrepreneur.
While working for GE Power and Alstom Power, he supported Master’s students with their theses and was responsible for managing & developing new graduate engineers. In Shanghai, he was a volunteer English teacher in a school for children of (internal) migrant workers and at the University of Sussex, he was a tutor / associate tutor for 5 years.