George Pagoulatos has been a member of the ELIAMEP Board of Directors since 2013, Vice-President in 2019, before being appointed Director General of ELIAMEP in November 2019. He is a Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. He was Senior Advisor and Director of Strategy at the PM Office under Prime Ministers Lucas Papademos and P. Pikrammenos in 2011-12.

Pagoulatos is a member of the Governing Board of the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels since 2015.  He served as member of the High Council of the European University Institute in Florence (2010-13), and President of ECSA-Greece (2013-14).  He is a regular columnist in the Sunday edition of the main centrist newspaper Kathimerini since 2007.

Pagoulatos holds degrees from the University of Athens (LLB) and the University of Oxford (MSc and DPhil), where he was a Rhodes scholar. His research and publications focus on the EMU and the EU, Southern European and Greek political economy, economic governance, political economy of banking and finance, political economy of reform. He has extensive experience in providing advice and analysis on the Greek and the Eurozone political economy.