Former senior executive of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Development and Investment.
A graduate of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), also holding a master’s degree in Computer Science and Technology of Telecommunications and Networks of the University of Thessaly. A member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
As a permanent civil servant, he has served in a plethora of positions, such as Head of Department, Department Manager and as an Executive, acquiring skills in policy development and funding of Research and Technological Development and Innovation Research programmes and activities.
In the past he has been responsible for the development of policies on Research and Innovation at the national level but also in various thematic areas such as the sectors of Agri-Food, energy, etc., all while implementing a number of research and innovation actions with the academic community and the production sectors.
He has been a representative in committees of EU framework programs and in various thematic committees, in the design of the great Mediterranean program PRIMA, while also having participated in the Administrations of many Greek public organizations such as the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) and, the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF).
In the past and in the years from 1986 to 1995, he was active in marine research working at HCMR, where he participated in a number of research projects, publishing many research results.
In the past, as an engineer working in private practice, he designed, implemented and supervised a number of studies and constructions of electromechanical installations in the private and public sector.