Margaritis Schinas

Portavoz Jefe de la Comisión Europea

Academic qualifications:
1987 - M. Sc. in Public Administration and Policy - London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK.
1986 - Diploma of Advanced European Studies (D.A.E.S) in European Public Administration – College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.
1985 – LLB - Law School, University of Thessaloniki.
Professional experience in the European Institutions:
As from 16 December 2015: Deputy Director-General – Directorate-General "Communication" (COMM).
As from 11/2014: Chief Commission Spokesperson – DG COMM.
04/2013 to 10/2014: Resident Director in Athens – Head of Greece Operations –DG ECFIN.
02/2010 – 04/2013: Deputy Head of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA).
08/2009 – 02/2010: Special adviser directly attached to the Director-General – DG COMM.
09/2007 – 07/2009 (In special leave of absence): Member of the European Parliament (ND/EPP).
06/2004 – 09/2007: Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Markos Kyprianou, responsible for Health and Consumer Protection.
1999 – 2004: Deputy Head of Cabinet to Vice-President Loyola de Palacio, responsible for Transport, Energy and Relations with the European Parliament.
1994 – 1999: Head of Press & Information, European Commission Representation in Greece, DG 10 (Information).
1993 – 1994: Member of Cabinet to Commissioners Matutes and Oreja (successively).
1990 – 1993: Former DG 7 (Transport), Policy Coordination and Information Unit.
Other professional activities:
06/2010 – 04/2013: Commission Representative and Member of the Board of the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).
02/2010 – 04/2013: Member of the Commission's Communications Steering Board.
10/2011: Graduate of the High Potential Leadership Program (Harvard Business School) sponsored by the Commission.
Language Skills: Greek (mother tongue), English, French and Spanish