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Panos Protopsaltis

Position: CEO, Global Event Mobility & Management Solutions (GEMMS)

Panos has more than twenty-five years of experience in Mega Events, Urban Transport Systems, Transportation/Logistics, Management Consulting and Investment Banking in top management positions, ranging from Director to CEO, in international business environments. Recently, Panos and his company have been appointed to support the Government of Azerbaijan in redesigning the Traffic and Public Transport System of Baku.

Olympic Experience: Member of the Coordination Commission – Minsk 2019, European Games; Senior Advisor to Baku 2017, Islamic Solidarity Games; Director of Transport - Baku 2015, Inaugural European Games; Senior Advisor to the USOC; Development of Transport Plans for Paris 2012, Rio 2016, Annecy 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Bid Committees; Key assignments of Olympic Transport for Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Organizing Committees; Senior Advisor to the IOC for the Olympic Transport Technical Manual; Senior Transport Expert for the IOC; Olympic Games secondment, monitoring, analysis and benchmarking for Sydney 2000 and Salt Lake City 2002; General Director of Transport - Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Panos has received several international distinctions such as the Olympic Order by the IOC, the sir Colin Buchanan Award and the “Dostlug” Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.