Savvas S. Balouktsis was born in 1958 in Serres and he moved to Thessaloniki where he completed his studies. He holds a degree in Economics – University of Macedonia (ex-Graduate University of Industrial Studies). He speaks English. He is married and he has one son.
In 1982, he started his professional career in the CONTELLIS’ Group of Companies, where after a successful career and serving in between for many years as the General Manager of Group’s subsidiary company, TERRA S.A., he completed his career in 2018 having the position of the Group’s General Manager. In the same year, he moved to G. HIGAS S.A (GEORGOTECHNIKI) Company, which is among the top 5 agricultural machinery companies in Greece. Today, he is a member of the Board of Directors and holds the position of Vice President in the Company.
He has a long presence in social and public activity. He had been a member of the Board of Directors of Manufacturers of Agricultural Machinery Association (EKAGEM) for many years. In the period 2000- 2002, as the President of the Association, he also served the position of the President of the respective European Association (CEMA).
In 2005 he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Machinery Importers’ Representatives’ Association (MIRA). Since 2013 and for 4 consecutive terms, he holds the position of the President of the Association.