Born in Athens, Greece.

Graduated from the Law School of the Athens University with distinction.

Professional career:

On July 1, 2022 assumed his duties as Deputy Secretary General of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization – Permanent International Secretariat in Istanbul.

During his professional career, which spans over 40 years, Ambassador Dimitrios Rallis acquired deep knowledge and vast diplomatic experience with emphasis to the promotion of multilateral, regional and international relations. He served in the Greek diplomatic missions in Berlin-GDR, New York (UN), Damascus, Moscow and Brussels (EU). As Ambassador he represented Greece in Nicosia and Berlin. He also served as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hellenic Cultural Foundation.

For over ten years he was actively involved in passing EU legislation regarding economic integration and cooperation in the fields of, inter alia, internal market and development, transport, environmental protection, industry, energy, trade, agriculture, research and culture.

As Chairman of the EU Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper I) and, subsequently, as Director General for European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, he worked for the promotion of stability, good neighborliness and international, European and regional cooperation, especially in the fields of economic integration and development. In his capacity of EU Coreper I Chairman, he headed the Council of the EU in the Conciliation Committee with the European Parliament for the adoption of EU legislation.

As head of the Greek delegation, he actively worked for transforming the Black Sea Economic Cooperation into a regional economic organization.

Orders & Distinctions:

Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix (Greece) Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (Cyprus) Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix (Greece) Grand Cross of Merit of the Order of Merit (Germany)


Fluent in English, French and German. Knowledge of Spanish and Russian. Mother tongue: Greek