Deputy Minister for Rural Development and Food, Hellenic Republic
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Member of the Greek Parliament (New Democracy Party, Constituency: Trikala) Minister of Rural Development and Food
He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology), and an MSc in Construction Management Management from the University of Birmingham, UK. After completing his studies, he worked in the FMCG sector (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) in managerial positions.
Co-founder of a company operating in the FMCG sector and CEO for 15 years. In the parliamentary elections of 6 May 2012 he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament (MP) for the Constituency of Trikala with the New Democracy Party. He was re-elected on 17th June of the same year. On 25th of January 2015 he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament (MP), receiving the largest number of electoral votes among candidates from all political parties. He was re-elected in the elections on 20th September of the same year. In the general elections on 7th July 2019 he was elected first in votes Member of the Greek Parliament for the Constituency of Trikala.
During his incumbency in the Hellenic Parliament he has been member of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the Standing Committee on Production and Trade, the Special Permanent Committee on Research and Technology and the Special Permanent Committee on Environmental Protection.
He was also the responsible MP for the Environment and Energy Sector for the New Democracy Party. He was appointed Minister of Development and Competitiveness from October 2014 until February 2015. On 9th July 2019 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food, responsible for the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).