Dimitri Papaioannou is Partner and Managing Director of Exelon Partners, a consulting firm specializing in new venture creation & expansion for knowledge-intensive industries and founder of Energaia Partners, which is focusing on fund-raising for technology, energy, infrastructure and clean-tech projects. During his career Dimitri worked for CIVITAS-Ketchum as General Manager (SE Europe), responsible for finance, operations, IT and human resources, as well as the firm’s marketing efforts, Philips Semiconductors – now NXP (Netherlands & Silicon Valley) in marketing and supply-chain management (Netherlands), the Philips Research Laboratories (NatLab, Netherlands), performing research for the Medical Systems Division (principal inventor of 17 patents in medical optical imaging for breast cancer detection), the Philips Optoelectronics Center – later part of JDS Uniphase (Netherlands), on characterization of DFB and DBR diode laser, Fairchild Semiconductor (US) in strategic marketing, SAP (Greece) in ERP implementation & training and consulted for: KLA-Tencor and Velocium (TRW startup), while with PRTM – now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as for Osprey Ventures in Silicon Valley. Dimitri is holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.
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