Dr. Efstratios N. Nikolaou was born in Kavala in 1973. He graduated from the School of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1998, specializing in Food Science and Technology. He completed postgraduate studies with a scholarship at the School of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Executive MBA at the International University of Greece. In 2008 he was awarded a doctorate in philosophy from the School of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and subject of dissertation: wine microbiology. In 2009, he started working as an inspector-auditor at ELOGAK (formerly ELOG), while since June 2017 he has assumed the duties of Head of the Milk and Meat Control Management Department, of the General Directorate of Quality Assurance of Greek Agricultural Products, with the object of coordinating and supporting the operation of the Departments of Inspections and Controls – Milk and Meat Surveillance and the Milk Quality Control Laboratories. In the framework of his professional activity he has participated in research programs, worked as a research associate at the TEI of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Department of Oenology and Beverage Technology and is an instructor-lecturer in vocational training seminars. He is married to Chryssa Kargiotou and is a father of two children, Nikolas and Krystallia.
Topic: Digital age in milk market controls. Case study of Artemis plus.