Born in 1960. He is an economist with experience in banking, utilities, markets, industry, mergers & acquisitions, international organizations, and design of economic policy. He graduated Summa Cum Laude (with Highest Honors) in economics from the University of Athens, got a Master’s degree in economics from McMaster University, and did doctoral studies in economics at the University of Western Ontario. Currently (i) Advisor to Senior Management at Public Power Corporation of Greece, (ii) member of the Audit Committee of Allianz Greece, and (iii) member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Risk Management Committee, member of the Audit, Remuneration, and Nomination Committees of Attica Bank.
Previously the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Greece, member of the Economic and Financial Committee and of the Eurogroup Working Group of the European Union, Deputy to the Minister at the ECOFIN Council of Finance Ministers and at the Eurogroup Council of the European Union, member of the Economic Policy Committee of the OECD, Alternate Governor for Greece on the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group, member of the Board of Directors of the Public Debt Management Agency of Greece, and member of the Board of Directors and of the Audit Committee of the National Bank of Greece. He taught economics at the University of Western Ontario from 1990 to 1993. From 1993 to 2008, he worked at the International Monetary Fund in the Asian, European, and Policy Development and Review Departments. He has also worked as an independent consultant.