Trade Commissioner/Manager, Office for Economic and Commercial Affairs @ Consulate General of Greece in Chicago
Dimitris Petropoulos was born in August 1969 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He graduated with an honors law degree from the University of Thrace and holds an Executive MBA degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He was also an Erasmus scholar of the European Union at the University of Essex where he read English and European Law.
After his military service and legal practice in his hometown for 5 years he entered the National School of Public Administration, Greece’s school for top public servants in 2000. On graduating from the Commercial Attache class, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked initially in the Humanitarian Aid Division.
He subsequently served in trade commissioner roles in the Greek Embassies in Bucharest, Romania (2003-2006), Berlin, Germany (2006-2011), and Kiev, Ukraine (2014-2019). Between 2011 and 2014 he served in Athens in the Business Development Division.
In January 2014, he was assigned on a special mission to Kuwait in preparation for a Greek business mission visiting the country that same month.
He is fluent in Greek, English, German and Russian, and he has a working knowledge of Romanian and French. He enjoys traveling, cooking and photography.