Fotini Arampatzi was born in Serres, to a traditional Greek family of newspaper editors with a long-standing involvement in public affairs. She graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Law School, which she attended as a distinguished student, and she holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Macedonia. She has attended training courses at the London School of Economics in Political Science and e-Business.
In 1997 she was selected by the European Commission to work as journalist and television producer in the European Commission News Agency, DG 10, in Brussels, involving tasks such as covering the Commission’s workings, the European Parliament in Strasbourg and ECOFIN.
In 1998 she created the regional informative television channel DIKTYO TV in Serres, which she directed until 2012. She has worked as television producer for Mega, ANT1, Star, Alpha, Alter and ERT3 television channels and as journalist for the “Serraikon Tharros” and “Akritiki Foni” newspapers.
She has developed a rich charity and environmental agenda and has spearheaded the organizing of many social initiatives in the town of Serres.
She was first elected as MP for the Prefecture of Serres with the New Democracy party in May 2012 and again in June 2012, January 2015 and September 2015. During the current parliamentary period, she is member of the Standing Committee on Production and Trade of the Hellenic Parliament for the fifth consecutive term, as well as of the Special Permanent Committee on Greek Diaspora, while she has served as member of the Parliamentary Committees on European Affairs and Parliament Rules, as well as the Francophone Committee. In addition, she served as member of the 11-member-strong Committee of ND on the Constitutional Revision.
From March 2015 to January 2016 she was appointed Head of Section for Agricultural Development and Foods in the ND party. From February 2016 to October 2016 she was appointed Head of Section for Tourism in the ND party. Since February 2017, she has been reappointed Head of Section for Agricultural Development and Foods in the same party.
She speaks English, French and Italian.