Born in Athens in 1956.
Studied Law and Political Science at the Athens Kapodistrias University.
In 1981 he joined the Greek Diplomatic Service. From 1987 to 1992 he served as junior career diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations; from 1995 to 1997 he was assigned, as mid-career diplomat, at the Permanent Mission of Greece to NATO; from 1997 to 1999 he served as Ambassador of Greece in Albania; at the beginning of 2000 he moved to New York to serve as Consul General of Greece until 2004.
In 2007 until the end of 2009, he was assigned by the Prime Minister as Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education and then Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
In December 2009 he resigned from the Diplomatic Service with the rank of Ambassador and immediately joined the private sector. From 1-1-2010 until May 2017 he worked at the “MYTILINEOS” Group of Companies, the largest private metals and energy Company in Greece and the Balkans, as Director General of International Business Development.
From May 2017 he set up his own Company, GLOBAL VISA CENTER WORLD (GVCW), exclusive External Service Provider of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which he runs as Chairman & CEO. GVCW assists the Greek Consular Authorities in 11 countries in their task to issue entry visas to non-Schengen applicants. In this regard, GVCW maintains 71 Visa Application Centers (VACs) in 11 countries around the globe, maintaining a workforce of 350 employees (www.gvcworld.eu).
He speaks English, French, Italian and German.