Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.), Greece and the President of the Alexandrian Innovation Zone S.A., a key policy initiative and the only designated hub of innovation excellence developed in Greece. Prof. Iakovou is also the Director of the Division of Industrial Management and the Director of the Laboratory of Statistics and Quantitative Analysis Methods, (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (LASCM) of A.U.Th.
Prof. Iakovou has consulted extensively for a number of governmental and corporate organizations both in the U.S.A. and in EU and has been conducting executive educational and training programs for Fortune 500 companies for more than 15 years. He has more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings. Prof. Iakovou sits at the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Emergency Management. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE), the Hellenic Operational Research Society (EEEE) and the Technical Chamber of Greece. He is the President of the Greek Association of Supply Chain Management (GASCM) since 2006.
Prof. Iakovou has served as a National Expert of Greece for the Program Committee of the 7th Framework Programme Thematic Priority of Transportation and Aeronautics and as a member of the National Committee on Logistics of the Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Advisory Committee of EUREKA, the pan-European network for market-oriented, industrial innovation and R&D. Finally, he sits at the Advisory Board of CERTH (The Center for Research and Technology of Thessaloniki), a major stakeholder of innovation in Greece.