He has studied Agriculturist at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

He also holds an MSc in Agriculture Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and MBA (TQM) at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki.

He has worked for eleven years in the private sector as a Product and Marketing Manager in multinational companies of Agricultural Supplies.

For the last 13 years, he has been working in the public sector, at the Regional Unit of Serres (former Prefecture of Serres), and more specifically, from 2005 until 2010 at the Office of Agricultural Applications and from 2011 until today, at the Department of Phytosanitary and Quality Control, as Auditor.

For two years (2012-2014), he was seconded as Special Advisor to the Minister of Macedonia-Thrace in Thessaloniki for development and business co-operation issues.

He speaks English and a few Italian.