Konstantinos Skrekas comes from Megarhi, Trikala. He is married to Eirini Karagouni and has two daughters, Alexandra and Sophia. He holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology), and an M.Sc. in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham, UK. After completing his studies, he worked in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector in managerial positions. He is the co-founder of a company operating in the FMCG sector and held the position of CEO for 15 years. In the general election of 6 May 2012 he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament (MP) for the Constituency of Trikala with the New Democracy Party. He was re-elected on 17th June of the same year. On the 25th of January 2015 he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament (MP), receiving the largest number of electoral votes among candidates from all political parties, in the Constituency of Trikala. He was re-elected in the elections on 20th September of the same year. In the general elections on 7th July 2019 he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament for the Constituency of Trikala. During his terms of office in the Hellenic Parliament he has been a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the Standing Committee on Production and Trade, the Special Permanent Committee on Research and Technology and the Special Permanent Committee on Environmental Protection. He was also Shadow Minister for the Environment and Energy Sector for the New Democracy Party from January 2016 – June 2019. He was appointed Minister of Development and Competitiveness from October 2014 until February 2015. On 9th July 2019 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food, being specifically responsible for the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). On 5th January 2021 he was appointed Minister of the Environment and Energy. He speaks English and French.
Giannis Plakiotakis | Member of the Greek Parliament (New Democracy Party, Constituency: Lasithi) |
Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy
Giannis Plakiotakis was born in 1968 in Athens. He studied Biochemical Engineering at the University of Wales and holds two master degrees, from the University of London and City University Business School, specialising in Biochemical Engineering and Business Administration accordingly. He worked at the transnational European Agency for Eurocontrol which oversees air traffic and flight safety across Europe. Upon his return to Greece, he ran a family business. He speaks English and French. He is a member of the Alumni Association of Biochemical Engineering University of London and the City University Business School. He is married to Cypriot businesswoman Aphrodite Doritis. In the elections of 2004, he was for the first time elected in Lasithi electoral district as a Member of Parliament with the New Democracy Party. He was re-elected in the 2007, 2009, May and June 2012 elections, the January and September 2015 elections, as well as in the July 2019 elections. He was Deputy Minister of National Defense (2007-2009) and Deputy Minister of Labor, Social Security and Welfare (2014-2015). From the 23rd of November 2015 until the 10th of January 2016 he assumed the duties of President of the New Democracy Party. On 9 July 2019, he was appointed Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy.