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The Ambassador

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Konstantinos PIPERIGOS

Born in Athens, 14.07.1959

1965-1971 Primary School in Crete and Athens
1971-1977 Secondary School/French-Hellenic Lycée of Athens
1977-1981 Law School-University of Athens (scholarship)
1982-1984 Postgraduate Studies on European Law University of Liege - Belgium
1984-1986 Military Service/ Hellenic Navy
1986-1988 Graduate of the National School of Public Administration-Athens

1988-1991    Inspector in the first founded Corps of Public Administration Inspectors Ministry of Public Administration (Ombudsman Service)
1991        Entered  the Diplomatic Service
1992-1993    Attaché, Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993        Promoted to the rank of Third Secretary
1993-1994    Directorate for Countries of Balkan Peninsula, Desk Office for Albania.
1996        Promoted to the rank of Second Secretary
1994-1997    Embassy of Greece in the Russian Federation-Moscow
1997-2001    First Secretary & Consul, Embassy of Greece in Austria and Permanent  Mission to the U.N.-Vienna
1998        Promoted to the rank of First Secretary
2001-2004    Deputy Director for Internal-Justice and Schengen Affairs, MFA
2003        Promoted to the rank of  Second Counsellor
2005-2009    First Counsellor-Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Greece in Ireland-Dublin
2009-2011    Protocol Department-Chief of Section, MFA
2011-2013    Directorate of CIS Countries-Chief of Section, MFA
2013          Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Greece in Albania-Tirana
2016          Promoted to Minister Plenipotentiary
2017-2018     Deputy Director for Russia, Belarus, Countries of the Caucasus, Black Sea and Central Asia
2018-    2019 Director for South and Southeastern Asia, Japan and Oceania
12.10.2019 Ambassador in the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain

Foreign languages: French, English, German, Russian. Reads Albanian

Civic status: Married to Elpida Tzanis, two daughters, Ioanna-Savvina (1991) and Katherina-Athina (1994)

Hobbies: Travelling, Geography, History, Classical Music, Swimming, Cycling, Trekking