Born in Thessaloniki in 1968. Graduated from the American College of Anatolia, studied law in Konstanz, Germany and at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Also has an MSc from Thessaloniki Institute of Tourism Studies.
Worked as an employee and later as an executive officer in the family hotel business “Galaxias Beach Hotel” with experience working at all levels within the hotel hierarchy, reaching the position of General Manager, which he held for many years. In 2011 started working as General Director for the Prefecture of Thessaloniki’s Organization for Tourism Promotion and Marketing.
In 2013 founded the Tourism Plus-Tourism Consultants Company as marketing strategist, which with a network of associates, specializes in Destination & Hotel Management & Marketing and in Growth Planning of Companies & Destinations.
Being a Hotelier and businessman himself, participated as an exhibitor in dozens of tourism exhibitions in Europe, Asia and Middle East. Organized many Familiarisation trips around the world, and has helped and supported collective organization efforts such as Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Thessaloniki Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB), Skal Club Thessaloniki-Macedonia and the Greek -Turkish Chamber of Northern Greece as a member of the Board of Directors.
Has attended, finally, Hotel Management & Marketing, Risk Management, Leadership & Team Building, Incentive & Congress Organizing, ISO 9001: 2000 Quality Management, Haccp & Wine Tasting seminars.
Speaks English and German.