Antonios Pomonis is a structural engineer with an MSc in Earthquake Engineering (Hokkaido University, Japan, 1987). During 1989-1992, he was Research Associate at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge. He held the position of Chairman of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (Institution of Structural Engineers, UK) in 1996-98. He was a director of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd. (www.carltd.com) in 1994-2013. Since 2014 he has been consulting with the World Bank on natural hazard risk modeling, exposure and vulnerability of the built environment.