When Dimitri started investing in the stock market at the age of 14, it seemed he would have a brilliant career in Finance. At 23, he was already working in private equity and later at the European Central Bank. However, his volunteering experience in the cultural field inspired him to realize that Finance can be used to create sustainable models and address social issues, and he decided to explore this path. During this quest, he received a national prize for his study “Culture meets Markets”, worked on food, sustainable/alternative tourism projects with a consulting company (Sardinia) and assisted in multisensory cultural events (Athens & Vienna). He also pursued a Master of Philosophy in Finance (University of Cambridge), although his accent suggests nothing of this!
As a START Fellow (Germany, 2018), Dimitri aims to deepen his project management abilities in the sociocultural field and further investigate connections between gastronomy and art that can generate sustainable positive impact. In Greece, he wants to deploy his experience towards relevant initiatives that will help both rural and urban communities, and continue to develop his initiative “Food Chronicle” that uses innovative technology to narrate the history and memories of a city through its flavours.