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Ilias Panagopoulos

SAC Safety Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency

Dr Ilias Panagopoulos has more than 30 years of professional experience in the aviation industry from the diverse perspectives as Command Pilot Officer, University lecturer, Senior Trainer on Advance Safety and Integrated Management Systems (SMS/IMS) at Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) Training Organization and, Safety Manager at NATO Airlift Management Programme - Strategic Airlift Capability. Ilias holds a Doctoral (PhD) from City University London in Air Transport Management and Safety. He is also Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and PRINCE-2 Practitioner qualified. Ilias is a permanent representative at NATO Aviation Committee and he has been included in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) database of independent Individual External Experts for providing expertise and support to the Agency in Safety Management, oversight and certification, inspector qualifications and Event Response.