Dex Agourides joined GGGI Seoul Headquarters in October 2016. He has the geographic responsibility of programs and teams under GGGI’s Africa & Middle East portfolio. Prior to taking up this position at GGGI, Mr. Agourides was Executive Director at Ernst & Young (EY) based in Brussels, leading international projects. Overall, Dex Agourides has more than 20 years of experience in areas primarily related to development policy and implementation. He has strong track record advising beneficiary governments and agencies on enhancing technical cooperation and improving performance of complex programs. Mr. Agourides has worked extensively with the EU in sub-Saharan Africa and MENA region, as well as in countries with economies in transition in the Balkans and in Central Asia. Between 2005 and 2010, Mr. Agourides served as head of the Greek Government Agency for the EU Structural Funds employing more than 1000 full time professionals. Mr. Agourides studied Law & Public Administration and further obtained two Masters Degrees in International Relations and in Development Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He speaks English, French and Greek. He enjoys travelling, diving and jazz.