University Professor Ph.D. Physicist
Born in 1947. Married to Katerina Karadimitri. They have together 2 children, Constantine and Penelope
He studied in the Department of Physics, University of Athens.
He pursued postgraduate studies and received a Master’s degree in Meteorology and a Master’s degree in Radio-electronics.
He acquired a Ph.D. (with honours) in Physics from the University of Athens.
He also holds a degree in Pedagogical Studies.
He speaks English.
He was Chairman of the Parliament Committee on Economic Affairs from September 2007 to January 2009.
He has also served as Head of the Employment and Social Welfare Domain of Nea Demokratia (2000-2007).
Member of the Parliament Committee on Social Affairs (2000-2007)
Member of the Parliamentary Domain of Education of Nea Demokratia (2000-2009)
Member of the Parliament Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice (2004-2007)
Member of the special Committee on Constituencies (2004-2007)
Chairman of the Hellenic-Argentinean parliamentary collaboration (2004-2009)
Member of the Hellenic-Finnish and the Hellenic-Japanese parliamentary collaboration (2004-2009)
Political and Social activities
He is appointed Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, with particular responsibility in investment and growth issues, since January 2009
He served as Prefect of Evia (1989-1990) and Prefect of Western Attica (1990-1993).
Member of the Nea Demokratia Central Committee. Active political member of the Nea Demokratia party since 1974, responsible for the campaign and deputy Secretary
Faculty Member in the University of Athens from 1973 to 1979 and then Professor in the General Department of Physics – Chemistry and Material Technology of the Technical Educational Institute of Athens until 1989.
Vice-chairman of TEI of Athens until 1989. During his academic career, he has published widely in his field.
He served his military duty in the Hellenic Army as a non-commissioned Officer in the Signals Corps