Dimitri Kerkentzes - Host City speaker

Dimitri Kerkentzes

Position: Deputy Secretary General, Bureau International des Expositions

Dimitri Kerkentzes joined the Bureau International des Expositions in 2003 and served as the Secretary-General’s Counsellor and Chief of Staff since 2009 before being appointed Deputy Secretary-General in 2015. He served as the BIE representative to Expo 2008 Zaragoza, Expo 2010 Shanghai, Expo 2012 Yeosu and Expo 2015 Milan. 

The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is the intergovernmental organization in charge of overseeing the calendar, the bidding, the selection, and the organisation of World and International Expos. The BIE provides the regulatory framework for these prestigious global events, in which countries, international organisations, civil society groups, corporations, and citizens participate.

Dimitri Kerkentzes previously worked in the oil and gas industry in London, before moving to the United Nations in New York in 2001. He is fluent in English, Greek and French. He graduated from the University of Kent with a master’s degree in International Relations and Human Rights.