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The Ambassador

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Curriculum Vitae
Ambassador Dimitris Chronopoulos

He was born in Athens in 1957. He received his law degree from the University of Athens.

Following a short career as lawyer with the Athens Bar, he joined the Diplomatic Service of the Hellenic MFA in 1984. In 2002 he joined the JFK School of Government/ Harvard University courses on “Decision Making” and “Strategies of Persuasion”.

He has served in the Greek Embassies in Ankara (Turkey), Washington D.C. (USA), Bucharest (Romania), as well as in the Greek Permanent Delegation to NATO (Brussels) in charge of the politico – military agenda.

At the MFA he has served as Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic and as Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in charge of international economic relations and energy issues.

Between 2009-2012 he was assigned Director General of National Defense Policy and International Relations in the Ministry of National Defense. Since 2013 he has served as Director for European Security (OSCE), UN Affaires and International Organizations, Disarmament and international terrorism/ piracy. His last assignment with the MFA was Director of Greek-Turkish Relations and, in parallel, chief negotiator for the delimitation of maritime zones.

Since July 10, 2016 he is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In parallel, he is Permanent Representative to the OPCW, ICJ, ICC and other International Organizations in The Hague.

He is married to Efi Katopi. They have two sons.He speaks English, French and Spanish.

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