Born in Patras – Greece.

Studied Law at the University of Athens and Paris and in 1982 was proclaimed “Docteur d’Etat” in Law by the University of Paris-Pantheon/Sorbonne.

From February 2018: Special Adviser to the European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs, Taxation and Customs

November 2010 – November 2017: Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece.

June 2000 – October 2010: Exercised successively at the European Commission Directorate-General Press and Communication, the function of Principal Adviser, Director, Deputy Director-General and Director-General.

March 1999 to May 2000: Director for “Small Businesses, Commerce and Distribution, Co-operatives, Mutuals, Associations and Foundations” in Directorate-General for Enterprise Policy of the European Commission.

From 1993 to 1999: Head of the Unit “Energy Co-operation with non EU countries” in Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission.

From 1988 to 1993: Assistant to the Director-General for Energy of the European Commission.

From 1987 to 1988: In charge of Personnel, Administration and Budget at the European Commission Delegation and Press Office in Paris for France, OECD and UNESCO.

From 1985 to 1987: Seconded from the European Commission, as an Adviser to the French Ministry of Transport.

From 1982 to 1985: Worked in the Unit “Financial Management and Contracts” in the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission.

Prior to the European Commission he worked, for 5 years (1977-1982), in the Paris Transport Authority (RATP).