Ambassador. Director General for Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
He served as Ambassador of Greece in Maclrid and as Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations in Geneva. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he served, inter alia, as Director General of European Affairs, Director of the Diplomatic Academy arid Director of International Organizations.
Born in 1954 in Athens. He studied Economics at the University of Athens and Development–Econometrics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
He taught Greek and European Diplomatic History at the Diplomatic School of Geneva of which he has been honorary Dean between 2007-2068. Ne has published a series of articles on the enlargement of the European Union, Philhellenism as an international political phaenomenon, Cultural Diplomacy, the international dimension of the Greek language.
Speaks French, English, German, Spanish.
Married to loanna Basakidou. Father of three children.