Chairman of IENE (Institute of Energy for S.E. Europe), Former Director General for Energy – European Commission In his long career in the Energy sector has served as: Director General (for Energy) of the European Commission, Brussels, 1986-95 Member of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency (IEA) – Head of the European Commission delegation, 1986-95 Chairman of the European Energy Charter WG1, 1992-94 • Chairman and C.E.O. of the EKO Group (Refinery, Chemicals, Marketing of oil products), Greece, 1983-86 • Member of the Oxford Energy (Oil) Club, 1986-96 Member of the “Club de Nice” – Energy Club, Nice France, 2003 – Advisor to the Greek Energy Regulator on the oil market regulation, 2003-04 Advisor to the Public Power Corporation of Greece, on transition to competitive markets, deregulation and restructuring, 1995-98 • Advisor to the Public Gas Corporation of Greece, on the privatization of the gas distribution networks, 1997-98 • Advisor to the Minister of Energy of Greece, 1981-84 Manager / Director/ Analyst of Oil Companies in Greece and France, 1971-82 Chairman or invited speaker of Conferences, Congresses, Committees and Meetings on Energy and Development issues in Greece, Europe, Middle East, the Gulf, China, etc. He has also assured the duties of: Chairman of the BoD of the Piraeus Port Authority, 1998-2002 • Chairman of the BoD of the M.O.U. (Community Support Framework for Greece), 1995-99, Member of the BoD of the Athens International Airport, 1995-2004 General Secretary of the Technical Chamber of Greece, 1975-82, Chairman of the BoD of the Greek Organization for School Buildings, 1982-84, etc. He has studied Production Engineering (Technical University of Athens), Business Administration (Athens / Greece), Operations Research, Economics and Statistics (Paris / France).