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President and Managing Director

Panos Antonaropoulos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1957, where he still lives and works. He is married to Nanda Vlachou-Antonaropoulou. He graduated from high school in 1975 and during the same year he was accepted in the National Technical University of Athens in the faculty of Civil Engineering from where he graduated in 1980. He served in the Navy for two years. He speaks and writes very well the English language.

He started his professional career in 1983 in the field of consulting engineering services, collaborating with the company Hydromet LTD of the late Constantinos Zeris, dealing mainly with Hydraulic, Structural and Environmental projects. The collaboration resulted in the founding of the Consulting Company “K. Zeris – P. Antonaropoulos and Associates LTD (Z&A Ltd) in 1990.

Z&A Ltd was involved in a large number of consulting projects for the Ministry of Public Works of Greece, mainly in the hydraulic sector, some of which are the biggest ever studied and constructed in Greece. Currently, Panos Antonaropoulos is president and Managing Director of the Consulting Company “Z&A - P.Antonaropoulos and Associates” (Z&A) and Executive Director of Z&A Consulting Engineers International Ltd. A significant part of his experience in the last decade is in Sub Saharan Countries where he has been involved in many projects as the Team Leader or the Project Director.  He has led with success 7 different projects in the last 3 years in Sub Saharian countries, 3 projects in Kenya, 2 projects in Ethiopia, 1 project in Rwanda and 1 in Uganda and Southern Soudan. He has been involved in projects financed by local resources and by international organizations such as the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation(MCC), the European Commission, the French Development Agency, the African Development Bank etc.

He participated either as coordinator, or project manager, in all projects undertaken by the firm during the last twenty five years and was involved in projects covering the whole spectrum of the hydraulic consulting industry, such as water supply and distribution, water sewerage and waste water treatment plants, storm water, flood works, river bed flood protection, irrigation, dams, water resources management, small hydroelectric plants, flood protection for highways, environmental impact assessment studies, etc.

He also has extensive experience, coordinating and supervising large constructions sites for hydraulic works. The recent years, he has been also involved in applying new technologies in hydraulic design, such as methodology application for leakage detection of water supply network systems, upgrading storm water and sewerage networks, etc.

Panos Antonaropoulos is also very active in all business matters of the consulting sector in Greece and Europe. He has been a member of the board of HELLASCO, the Hellenic Association of Consulting firms, from 1998 to 2007 and was elected as President for two terms in 2004 and 2006. For years, he was also a representative of the Association in EFCA and FIDIC. During the last years, he has been highly involved in committees formed by the Ministry of Public Works, in order to examine and propose new legislation regarding consulting businesses in Greece, thus gaining experience in related matters.

 

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