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Dean Katsiyiannis

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Dean Katsiyiannis is currently the President and CEO at Hamilton Jones, a global, business to business, match-making company.  Dean is a former U.S. diplomat with expertise in international relations and global business development.  

Dean has served as a strategic consultant at the corporate level for the global exchange of researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers.  He was instrumental in facilitating $5 million in research funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to Swedish Biofuels AB, a Stockholm-based company that develops alternative motor fuels.  Swedish Biofuels AB is the only DARPA effort to have produced a sample of grain-derived 100% biological jet fuels that meets all key military specifications.

Dean continues to collaborate with technology incubators and mentor accelerators at his current posting in Turkey.

Dean is published author in the European Security Journal and the Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine.  He holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in International Affairs, and business certificates from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Business.  He is fluent in Greek and has a working knowledge of Turkey.