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İzmir Başkonsolosluğu



Despoina Balkiza was born in Thessaloniki, on 9th  August 1974.


She graduated from Anatolia Gollege of Thessaloniki. She holds a Law Diploma from the Law Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master’s Degree on “International and Comparative Business Law” from London Guildhall University of London UK. She joined the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA in June 2005.

She speaks English, French and German.

Professional Appointments

May 2020 until today: First Counsellor at Directorate for Middle East and Arab Countries.
July 2019-May 2020: Diplomatic Cabinet of Deputy MFA for Economic Diplomacy .
August 2017-June 2019: Diplomatic Cabinet of Deputy MFA for Religious and Cultural Diplomacy.
July 2014-July 2017: Embassy of Greece in Ankara.
September 2009 –June 2014: Permanent Representation of Greece in the EU.
June 2007- August 2009: Directorate General for EU Affairs.
February 2006 –May 2007 :  Inspectorate General of MFA.

Before joining the MFA she has practiced the law profession being a member of the Law Society of Thessaloniki (1996-2005).

Son Güncelleme Sunday, 22 November 2020