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Ioannis Dimitropoulos

Transport Specialist, World Bank

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Ioannis Dimitropoulos is a Transport Specialist in the Transport and Digital Development (TDD) Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Based in Zagreb, Croatia, Ioannis is co-leading the TDD project team for the Bank’s lending projects on road sector restructuring and development of the Rijeka port. He is also a team member in several operations across Central & Eastern Europe, including support to road sector reform in Ukraine and Azerbaijan as well as road safety policy implementation in the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. 
 
Prior to joining the World Bank, Ioannis was managing the operation and maintenance of major tollway links in Greece, including the Rion-Antirion cable-stayed bridge and the Moreas motorway. He was a member of the first board of Greece’s Toll Road Association (Hellastron) and has over 15 years of involvement in road sector concessions. He has also worked on the introduction of road safety audits and workzone safety standards at a national and European level, as a lead researcher in European Commission-funded projects in the 1990s, most notably ARROWS, and subsequently through development of guidelines and practical implementation on the Greek motorway network. He received his civil engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc in transportation from Imperial College, London.