Born in Athens on 30.05.1944, married to Eleni Mavropoulou and father of three children, he holds a degree in Economic and Commercial Studies (Licence ès sciences économiques et commerciales) of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) of the University of Lausanne and is fluent in French, English and Italian.
Professionally active (1969-2010) in the sectors of trade and consultancy services, he has been elected member of the Board (1974-2010) of various employers’ organizations at all levels: local (Athens Traders Organisation, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry), national (Union of the Trade Associations of Greece, Central Union of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Greece, Hellenic National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce) and European (the Brussels-based organizations EuroCommerce for the sector of Commerce and Distribution and Eurochambres the organization of all European Chambers of Commerce and Industry).
He has been appointed member of institutional consultative bodies of the European Commission, representing Greek Commerce and Distribution [Committee of Commerce and Distribution (CCD 1986-1998), Professional Chamber of the Enterprise Policy Group (PC-EPG 2001-2006)].
He served twice in the Greek Government as Secretary General for Foreign Trade (1989) and Secretary General for Industry (1991-1993). Being responsible for the coordination of the Government’s Privatization Programme he was the rapporteur to the Ministerial Privatisation Committee. Member of the Hellenic Competition Commission (2009-2017).
Being among the 16 founding members of the Hellenic Network for Corporate Social Responsibility, as a representative of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he was the Network’s first Chairman of the Board (2000-2003) and since 2015 he is the Executive Advisor to the BoD of Global Compact Network Hellas & CSR Hellas.