Dimitrios Dimitriou is Professor and the Head of the Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh), Greece. His professional experience shared on 3 pillars of activities: education, research and management in large enterprises specialised in transportation sector. His specialisation deals with large investment appraisal, large projects financing, project management, transport and supply chain economics, management performance, decision making, project development, strategic management, sustainable development, strategic planning and management. His research outputs include contribution in 21 research projects and many papers and presentations in distinguished international events; referred journals; scientific books and workshops in field of strategic planning, management and investment appraisal. His professional truck record includes the occupation of executive management positions in large organizations; the delivery of dedicated studies for international projects; and consulting in a variety of infrastructure projects. He is member of international expert and management committees in international associations and professional bodies, and he is the founder of the network of experts VIP4RIDE (https://vip4ride.com/). In 2021 he awarded the Professional Contribution Award from the Chamber of Evros/Greece. In 2018 he awarded by the Professional Achievement Award in Greece by the British Council for the Study UK Alumni awards.