Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic, Yannis Stournaras

Born in Athens December 10th,1956. He graduated from the Department of Economics, University of Athens in 1978. He obtained his post-graduate degrees (MPhil 1980, DPhil 1982) from Oxford University, specializing in Economic Theory and Policy. He was Research Fellow and Lecturer at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, from 1982 to 1986. At the same time he worked at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, specializing in the petroleum market and the consequences of petroleum crises on the global economy. Following his return to Greece and the fulfillment of his military service, he worked as a Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (1986-1989) on Public Enterprises and Incomes Policy issues, and to the Bank of Greece (1989-1994) on Monetary Policy issues. During that period he represented the Bank of Greece as an alternate member in the Meetings of the Governors of European Union’s Central Banks.
He is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Athens, which he joined in 1989. He teaches Macroeconomics and Economic Policy. He has published articles in academic journals on Macroeconomics, Optimum Taxation Theory, Public Debt Dynamics, Economic and Monetary Union, Energy Economics, Monetary Policy, Distortions of Financial Systems. His academic and professional interests focus on the following fields: economic theory, economic policy, international economics, monetary economics, energy economics, public finance, banking, project evaluation and the effects of Economic and Monetary Union on the Greek economy.
From 1994 to July 2000 he was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He participated in the design of macroeconomic and structural policies (especially in the design and implementation of the Convergence Programmes) and represented the Ministry of Economy and Finance at the Monetary Committee (now Economic and Financial Committee) of the European Union. In this capacity, he participated in the negotiations for the entry of Greece in the Economic and Monetary Union. He was responsible for the consultations with international organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
From 1994 to 1997 he was Vice Chairman of the Public Gas Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Debt Management Office (from 1998 until July 2000).
From 2000 to 2004 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emporiki Bank and Vice Chairman of the Association of Greek Banks.
From 2005 to August 2008 he was managing director of Kappa Securities and a Trustee of Gennadius Library.
From September 2009 to June 2012 he served as Director General of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE).
He was the Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping of the Interim Government (May-June 2012).


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  • 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. 

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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.

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