Former CEO of Titan America and author of Resilience: The Ultimate Sustainability
Aris Papadopoulos is the retired CEO of Titan America and is presently Board Chairman of ST Equipment & Technology and an advisor to Titan Group. He has over 35 years of industrial experience, twenty of which he served as Chief Executive. He founded the non-profit Resilience Action Fund, aiming to advance transparency, awareness and education for greater disaster resilience in the built environment. He authored of the recent eBook: "Resilience – The Ultimate Sustainability: Lessons from Failing to Develop a Stronger and Safer Built Environment".
He was the first chair (2011-2013) of the UN International Strategy on Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) Private Sector Advisory Group. He was founding chair of the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative and chaired the Portland Cement Association. In 2013 he received the American Concrete Institute’s Sustainability Award.
He earned Bachelors and Master's Degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard University. In 2015 he was appointed Distinguished Expert in Resilience at Florida International University’s (FIU) Extreme Events Institute, where he advises on urban resilience research and educational programs.