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Embassy of Greece in London

Curriculum Vitae

Ioannis E. Raptakis
CURRICULUM VITAE

• Embassy Attaché at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1985)
• Desk Officer, European Community Department (1985)
• Third Secretary, Diplomatic Office of Alternate Minister for European Affairs (1985)
• Consul in Perth – Australia (1989 – 1993)
• Deputy Head of Mission – Embassy in Dublin, Ireland (1993 – 1996)
• Deputy Head of Mission – Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1997 – 1999)
• First Counselor Directorate for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe (1999)
• Deputy Head of Directorate for Justice, Home Affairs & Schengen (2000)
• Consul General in Bucharest, Romania (2001 – 2003)
• Chairman of the European Union Working Groups for Visa and Schengen Evaluation (2003)
PROFESSIONAL  
CAREER:
• Leading EU Expert for the Evaluation of the correct application of the EU Acquis on Visas by Portugal and Spain (2003)
• Consul General in Sydney, Australia (2004 – 2007)
• Chairman of the EU Expert Group for carrying out targeted Evaluation missions of the Local Consular Cooperation (2004 – 2006)
• Director for European Integration and Economic and Monetary Policy (2008)
• Director for Justice, Home Affairs & Schengen (2009 – 2011)
• Leading EU Expert for the Evaluation of the correct application of the EU Acquis on Visas by Spain (2011)
• Ambassador of Greece to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives (2012 - 2015)
• Leading EU Expert for the Evaluation of the correct application of the EU Acquis on Visas by Lithuania and Latvia (2012)
• Director Common Foreign and Security Policy and Political Cooperation of the European Union(2015 - 2017)
• Ambassador of Greece to Vietnam and Laos (2017 - 2019)
• Director for Southeastern Europe Countries (2019 – 2020)
• Ambassador of Greece

LANGUAGES: Greek, English, French, German, Spanish
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