Monday, 17 May 2021

The Ambassador


Born, 5TH June, 1957, in Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Married to Stella KOFTI, father of two

Studied Law in Athens National University, Law School (1975-1979) and in Paris University de Paris II, Sorbonne-Pantheon. Graduated in Business Law ( D.E.A. Droit des Affaires et de la Concurrence 1980-1982).

Member of the Athens Bar Association (1979-1985)

1984 May – Entered the MFA Diplomatic Academy

1984 April – Embassy Attaché, B3 Directorate or International Economic Organizations

1985 June – Diplomatic Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs

1986 – Secretary of Embassy

1989 May to 1994 Sep -  Embassy of Greece in Buenos Ayres, Argentina, Secretary of Embassy, Head of the Consular Section

1994 Sep to 1998 Aug Permanent Mission of Greece to NATO, Brussels, Member of the Political Committee, the High Level Task Forece on Conventional Disarmament, the Information Committee, Secretary of the Delegation

1997 – Counselor of the Embassy, Second Grade

1998 Aug to 1999 Sep – HQs , Athens, D1 Directorate for NATO Affairs and Disarmament

1999 Sep – Counselor of Embassy, First Grade

1999 Sep to 2002 Dec – Thessaloniki, Greece, Head of the International Affairs Directorate.

2002 Dec to 2006 Dec - Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Australia.

2007 Jan to 2009 Jun - Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations, New York. Member of the First Committee, ECOSOC, Political Affairs

2009 July – Promoted to Minister Plenipotentiary, Second Grade

2009 Sep to 2009 Dec – Athens, Member of the OSCE Task Force for the Athens Ministerial

2010 Feb to 2010 Dec – Representative to the High Officials Committee of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Organization, Head of the Task Force for the Thessaloniki BSEC Ministerial Meeting

2010 Jan to 2011 Dec – Head of the B4 Directorate for Bilateral Economic Relations with EU countries, USA, Japan, Australia and Canada.

2011 Dec to 2015 Oct - Ambassador of Greece to Kenya and concurrently to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros & Somalia and Permanent Representative of Greece to UNEP and UN-Habitat.

2015 Oct to 2019 Feb Ambassador of Greece to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namimbia, Mozambique and Swaziland

Feb 2019 to date Ambassador of Greece to Slovenia

Decorations: Order of Phoenix, Hellenic Republic

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