20.8.2014-present: Honorary Director retired at the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change - Senior energy & natural resources consultant 4.10.2013-19.8.2014: Counsellor for Energy in the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU 1st semester 2014: Chairman of the Energy Group of the Council and of the High Level Energy Group (DGs of Energy) of the Council during the 5th Hellenic Presidency of the EU 2012-2013: Official member of the Greek Interministerial Negotiating Team on the Host Government Agreement of TransAdriatatic Gas Pipeline (TAP) 2011-19.8.2014: National Representative in the EU Strategic Group of International Energy Cooperation 2008-19.8.2014: National Representative in the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and in the Energy Charter Mid 2006-Sept.2013: H-L official, Ministries for Development /Environment, Energy and Climate Change, as follows: 2006-2007: Head of Energy Sections 12/2007-6/2009: Director of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency 7/2009-9/2013: Director of Public Relations and Intern. Energy Affairs 8/1997- 10/2005: Counsellor for Energy and Natural Wealth, Perm. Repres. of Greece to the EU 1st semester 2003 (4th Hellenic Presidency to the EU): Chairman of the Energy and the Atomic Questions Groups of the Council Oct. 2005-June 2006: Senior energy advisor at MEP June-Dec. 2010: Chairman of the Energy Group of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Mid 1986-mid1996:Head of Energy Sections) in the ex Ministry for Industry, Energy and Technology 1992-1996: Member of Board of Upstream (DEP-EKY S.A.) and Dounstream (EKO) Daughter Companies of the Public Petroleum Corporation 1981-mid1986: Researcher in the Greek Atomic Energy Commission 1978-1979:1- year post graduate scholarship, Nuclear Research Center 'Democritos" 1978: Diploma of Project Designer in geological, hydrogeological and geophysical exploration 1977-1978: Chief field geologist in 'Hydrotechniki' S.A. on geological-geophysical exploration.
Counsellor for Energy
Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU
During the 5th Hellenic Presidency to the EU (January-June 2014) I was Chairman of the Energy Group of the Council and of the High -Level Energy Group (DGs for Energy) of the Council, as well as representative of the Hellenic Presidency in the EU Strategic Group on International Energy Cooperation chaired by the Commission and of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Accredited Representative of Greece in IRENA
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Participation in all phases of development of the Organisation, including the preparation and final adoption of its Statute, since 2008, with significant contribution on behalf of Greece by August 2014
Chairman of the Energy Group of the Council
Council of the European Union
Critical contribution,among others, on the preperation and adoption of the outcomes of the Spring and Summer European Council meetings on the EU Energy and Climate Change Framework 2030, on the dynamic promotion of International Energy Relations of the EU, including the EU -USA and the EU -Russia Energy Summits, on the preparation and adoption of Council Conclusions on the protection of vulnerable energy consumers, et al (see also a relevant power point presentation).
National Representative in the IEF
IEF - International Energy Forum
During the said period, as Director for Public Relations and International Energy Affairs of the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, I have represented Greece in the works of the International Energy Forum on international oil and gas markets developments and perspectives, including in the signing ceremony of its statute in 2011, accompanied the then competent Deputy Minister professor Yannis Maniatis.
Basic Member of the Joint (Greece - TAP A.G.) Committee on the Host Government Agreement
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG
Chief negotiator on behalf of the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change of Greece and basic member of the Joint Committee for the preparation, conclusion and signing of the Host Government Agreement (HGA) of Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline, between TAP A.G. and the Greek Government.
National Representative in Energy Working Groups of the Commission
Representative of Greece in High Level Working Groups of the European Commission on external energy relations of the EU and on the identification and selection of projects of common interest (PCIs).
National Representative in the Energy Charter
My responsibilities included official representative of Greece in the Strategy, Investment and Transit /Trade Groups of this International Organisation, as well as official examiner of the energy policy and the market structure of a series of member countries over the years, included Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria et al, in the frame of the works of the Investment Group of the Energy Charter.
Chairman of the Energy Group of BSEC
Organization of BSEC
My responsibilities have included preparation,negotiation on behalf of BSEC, and unanimous conclusion of the historic "Nafplion Declaration" (Oct. 2010) on the Green Energy Development in the broader BSEC region, in the frame of the then Hellenic Presidency to this International Organization.
National Representative in COP 15
United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15)
I was then one of the competent official representatives of Greece with active role in the relevant international negotiations, being responsible for capacity building and other international climate change affairs.
Director of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency
Ministry of Environment, Energy @ Climate Change
Responsible for all policy, regulatory, technical and economic issues for the promotion of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency in Greece in consistency to the relevant EU legislation, Member of the evaluation Committee for RES projects to be co-financed by national and EU funds.
Senior energy advisor of MEP and EP Vice Chair Dr. Stavros Lambrinidis
High level advisor on energy and nuclear issues.
Chairman of the Energy and of the Atomic Questions Groups of the Council
Council of the European Union
Critical contribution, among others, on the unanimous adoption of the second EU Energy Package on the liberalization of the internal electricity and gas markets, the biofuels Directive, the Cogeneration of Heat and Power Directive, the EP & Council Decision on Trans European Energy Networks and the preparation and realization of the 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Athens Ministerial Energy Conference (Athens, May 2003).
Member of Board of DEP-EKY S.A. and EKO Hellas S.A Daughter Companies of Hellenic Petroleum Group
HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group of Companies
My relevant H-L managerial responsibilities have included oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Greece, respectively, as well as chairmanship of a specific National Committee for the preperation of the National Law on Expoloration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons in Greece, 1996.
Director for Public Relations and International (Energy) Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Energy
Counselor for Energy / Natural Wealth and Atomic Questions
Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU
My responsibilities included also chairmanship of the Energy and Atomic (Nuclear) Questions Groups of the Council during the 4th Hellenic Presidency of the EU Council (1st semester 2003).