Professor Charikleia Apalagaki, holds, since March 2017, the position of the Secretary General of the Hellenic Bank Association. She is also full Professor in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, since 2004, and Member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association since 1984. Her studies in law (Civil, Commercial, Banking, European Financial, and Criminal) were undertaken at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she was awarded her PhD in Civil Procedure Law. She has intensive course and longer research stay in Germany (Hannover Law Faculty) for a period of three years and she still cooperates with the German Law Faculty, as well with other European Law Faculties (Erasmus teaching programs).
Ms. Apalagaki is specialized in enforcement law and in insolvency proceedings and has also extensive legislative drafting experience, as she has been appointed Member in various committees of the Ministry of Justice, for law amendments in civil procedure and banking law. She has participated in numerous congresses, as Speaker, and has published a remarkable number of scientific working papers.