Senior executive in international finance, with deep expertise in financial stability and regulation, systemic risk assessment, and political economy and economic policy. Strong communication and negotiation skills, honed over years of experience as a negotiator with senior policy-makers at the national and international level. A team builder and leader, with two decades of management experience, leveraging knowledge across institutional silos and bringing people and organizations together. Hands-on experience in institution-building, technical assistance, and working with international donors in emerging market and developing countries, including post-conflict countries in SE Europe. First-hand knowledge of EU institutions. Extensive record of research, publications, and conference speeches and presentations in economics and finance.
Assistant Director,Monetary & Capital Markets Department, IMF. Revamped the IMF's Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) in light of the global financial crisis, and managed the program for six years. Led the Fund's analytical work in the areas of systemic risk assessment and stress testing. Member of a number of Financial Stability Board working groups. Led a number of FSAP assessments, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Russia, and the Philippines. Managed technical assistance on financial stability, stress testing, and regulatory reform in a number of countries, including India, Iran, Israel, South Africa, and Hungary.
Chief, Southeastern Europe I Division, IMF. Led the first successfully completed IMF program with Croatia. Managed the IMF's country work with Bosnia & Herzegovina and FYR Macedonia. IMF representative to the Working Level Steering Group of the G8 for the Western Balkans and the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe.
Special Adviser, Greek Presidency of the EU. Advised the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs on EU relations with Russia and the Western Balkans. Developed, jointly with the European Commission, the framework for the EU's "Wider Europe" policy. Presidency chief negotiator for the reform of the EU's Staff Rules, regulating hiring, careers, pay, and pensions for 20,000 European Union officials.
Advisor, Immediate Office, European Department, IMF. Led IMF post-conflict institution-building missions to Kosovo and managed Kosovo's accession to the IMF. Led IMF missions to Austria and Slovenia.
IMF Resident Representative in Latvia and Estonia. Monitored policy implementation under the IMF programs, coordinated technical assistance, and led public outreach efforts.
Economist/Senior Economist, IMF. Worked on a number of Eastern (Bulgaria, Romania) and Western European countries (Italy, Greece, Cyprus) covering fiscal policy, labor markets, pension reforms, and Paris/London Club debt negotiations. Participated in program negotiations with Pakistan and Cote d'Ivoire.
Born in Athens, Greece, in 1960. Greek national. Married with two daughters and a son. Languages: Greek, English, French, Spanish, and Italian. Hobbies: Scuba diving and underwater photography, martial arts, woodworking.