Nikos Papathanasis

Alternate Minister of Development and Investments, Hellenic Republic

Nikos Papathanasis

Alternate Minister of Development and Investments, Hellenic Republic

Biography

Nikos Papathanasis is a Mechanical Engineer and member of the Technical  Chamber of Greece. He received his B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto  and he continued his education by receiving two post-graduate degrees, Master in Management and Aerospace Engineering. 

He commenced work in 1984 at the De Havilland Aircraft Company (now  Bombardier Aerospace) in Toronto. He served as a member of the board of the  Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) and as a member of the board and  executive vice president of the Olympic Aviation. He worked for twenty four 

years as a senior and C level executive at private and public companies in  Greece and abroad. 

His work experience includes the management of State interest companies as in  public transportation companies, namely, CEO of ISAP S.A. (Urban Rail) and  President and CEO of Urban Rail Transport S.A. From 2008 to 2010 he was  President – elect of the National section of the European Center of Employers  and Enterprises (CEEP). 

Throughout his thirty five years work experience, he has demonstrated his  ability in developing business action reform plans, maturing investments,  restructuring and streamlining of companies that led to a significant  improvement of their balance sheets. 

In July 2019 he was appointed by Prime Minister, K. Mitsotakis, as Deputy  Minister of Development and Investments responsible for Industry, Commerce  and Consumer Protection. In August 2020 he was appointed as Alternate  Minister of Development and Investments responsible for Private Investments  and PPPs.

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