An economist with over 28 years of professional experience with a combined managerial, public policy and strategy analysis background, an extensive applied business experience in the public and private sectors, and a significant University level teaching and research background. He has been an active member of several Committees of Industry Associations and Government bodies and has worked with the EU Institutions. Today he is a health sector strategy consultant, following a career in policy work in the Pharmaceutical Company MSD and before as a Senior Advisor at the Hellenic Parliament, with a key responsibility on the Economic Adjustment Program of Greece and issues related to fiscal policies and legislation. For several years, he served at high-level government positions and Committees in Greece and abroad (Special State Secretary of the Greek Government- Tourism Development, CEO of the healthcare organization of the State organization for seamen, co-ordination of PPP and Investment Committees et.c.). He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Greek Chapter of the European Innovative Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and of the Greek leading opposition party’s – Nea Dimokratia – Committee on Research & Technology (Coordinator for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship part of the Program) and participates in several BoD.