Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic, Gikas Hardouvelis

Gikas A. Hardouvelis is a Professor of Finance and Economics at the Department of Banking and Financial Management of the University of Piraeus - Greece. He was the Chief Economist, Head of Economic Research and Member of the Executive Committee of the EUROBANK Group (2005-2014). He is Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and at the Centre for Money, Banking and Institutions of Surrey Business School. He is a member of the Cyprus International Institute of Management and the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Harvard Foundation. During the semester of November 2011 - May 2012 of the coalition government of National Unity, he served as the Director of the Economic Office of the Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics (1983, University of California, Berkeley - USA), and M.Sc. & B.A. degrees in Applied Mathematics (1978, Harvard University, Massachusetts - USA). He has been Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University (1983-1989), Associate Professor and subsequently Full Professor at Rutgers University (1989-1993).

He was president and then member of the Academic Council of the Hellenic Banks Association and its EBF-EMAC representative and member of the Foundation for the Economic & Industrial Research and member. He served as a Research Adviser & Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1987-1993) and as an Adviser of the Bank of Greece for the next two years (1994-1995), where he also acted as Second Alternate to the Governor at the European Monetary Institute (precursor to the ECB). Between 1996-2000 he held the post of Chief Economist at the National Bank of Greece, where he restructured the Economic Analysis Division, created the Risk Management Division, the Assets-Liabilities Management Department, and the Investors Relations Department. He also played a critical role in the establishment of the Athens Derivatives Exchange, as an original member of its Board of Directors (1997-2000). During 2000-2004, he was Director of the Economic Office of the Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis.

His academic work extends in Finance and Macroeconomics and is published in many internationally renowned journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics and many others. He has been included in the Hall of Fame of the top-50 individual publishers worldwide in applied econometrics over 1989 to 1995. (See p. 432, in Badi H. Baltagi, "Applied Econometrics Rankings: 1989-1995", Journal of Applied Econometrics 1999, Vol. 14, pp. 423-441). His work on margin requirements had a crucial impact on shaping the reform of the legal framework governing the markets of futures on stock indices in the US.

 

  • Telephone
  • 2103332602, 2103332612
  • Fax
  • 2103332608
  • Email
  • minister@minfin.gr
  • Address
  • 5-7 Niki str, 10180 Athens

Alternate Minister, Christos Staikouras

Christos Staikouras was born in Lamia in 1973. Since 2007 he is an MP of the political party Nea Dimokratia, in Fthiotida. He is an Assistant Professor in Finance of the Department of Accounting and Finance at Athens University of Economics and Business. He was appointed as an alternate head of Economic Policy of Nea Dimokratia and during his parliamentary activity he was a member of the Standing Committees on Economic Affairs, Financial Statement and General Balance Sheet of the State.
He has worked at the Central Bank of England (2000) and at EFG Eurobank in the division of Strategy, Investment and Planning (2000-2004). During 2004-2007, he was a member of the teaching staff (postgraduate program) at Greek Open University, lecturer at Athens University of Economics and Business (2002-2006), visiting lecturer at University of Thessaly (2004), University of Athens (2002) and City University of London (1999).

He holds a PhD in Finance from Cass Business School (City University-2001) and a (MBA) from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (University of London-1997), and a Bachelor degree from the School of Mechanical Engineering (National Technical University of Athens-1996). He has finished the General High School in Kipseli (Athens).

He has published several papers in international referred scientific papers, books and monographs and he has also participated in many scientific international conferences.
He is also a member of the working group of Economic and Social Policy of European People’s Party. 

  • Telephone
  • 2103249867, 2103249869
  • Fax
  • 2103238783
  • Email
  • alternate.minister@glk.officegate.gr

Deputy Minister of Finance, George Mavraganis

Born in Patras  in 1965. Lawyer to the Supreme Court. Graduate of the Athens Law School (1987), Master (1989) and  Ph.D (1992) in “Corporate Τax Harmonisation in the EU” from the University of London (UCL). 

Partner in charge of KPMG Greece Tax until June 2012 when he was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance. Visiting Assistant Professor at the Athens University of Economics and  Business, Department of Business Administration (2008-2010).

He started his career in 1992 as legal and tax counsel to corporations and cooperated with consulting companies Deloitte &Touche (until 1995) and KPMG (until 2001).  Founding partner of the Law Firm “C. Papacostopoulos & Associates” (until 2005) and Group legal advisor to Greek companies until late 2006 when he returned to KPMG.

Member of the Athens Bar (since 1990), the Association of Greek Corporate Lawyers, the Society of Fiscal Studies and Tax Law, and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).  Permanent correspondent (until June 2012) of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) on publications related to Greece (The Taxation of Companies in Europe, European Tax Handbook, European Corporate Tax Law, Transfer Pricing Database).

 Dr Mavraganis has a wide experience and strong specialisation in Greek tax law (corporate taxation, taxation of individuals,taxation mergers and acquisitions) and in international tax law including EU taxation.

 He has published many articles in international scientific journals (European Taxation, Intertax, Bulletin for International Taxation /Fiscal Documentation, International Transfer Pricing Journal) and has worked in major advisory projects referring to foreign investment in Greece, syndicated loans, derivatives, mergers & acquisitions of banks and other corporations as well as to Stock Exchange issues.

  • Telephone
  • 2103375000
  • Fax
  • 2103232524
  • Email
  • secr.dep@mofadm.gr