Panos Carvounis

carvounis-panosHead of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece

Studied Law at the University of Athens and Paris and in 1982 was proclaimed “Docteur d’Etat” in Law by the University of Paris-Pantheon/Sorbonne. Born in Patras – Greece. Speaks French and English fluently.

Works in the European Commission since 1982.

Experiences:

November 2010 – to date: Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece.

June 2000 – October 2010:  Exercised successively at the European Commission Directorate-General Press and Communication, the function of Principal Adviser, Director, Deputy Director-General and Director-General.

March 1999 to May 2000: Director for “Small Businesses, Commerce and Distribution, Co-operatives, Mutuals, Associations and Foundations” in Directorate-General for Enterprise Policy of the European Commission.

From 1993 to 1999: Head of the Unit «Energy Co-operation with non EU countries» in Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission.

From 1988 to 1993: Assistant to the Director-General for Energy of the European Commission.

From 1987 to 1988: In charge of Personnel, Administration and Budget at the European Commission Delegation and Press Office in Paris for France, OECD and UNESCO.

From 1985 to 1987: Seconded from the European Commission, as an Adviser to the French Ministry of Transport.

From 1982 to 1985: Worked in the Unit «Financial Management and Contracts» in the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission.

Prior to the European Commission he worked, for 5 years (1977-1982), in the Paris Transport Authority (RATP).