Born in Athens in 1962. Attorney at law, Phd in Constitutional Law (Doctorat d’ Etat, University of Paris I, Sorbonne). Lawyer in the Athens Bar specialized in Public and Financial Law. Counsel to the Governor of the Bank of Greece, responsible for the European banking and capital market framework. Member of the Board of TEKE, the Hellenic Deposit Guarantee Fund. Former Chairman (2011-2015) of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, Member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Board of Supervisors, Member of the ESMA Management Board, Chairman of the ESMA Market Integrity Standing Committee, member of the IOSCO Board. Ex-member of the European Parliament (2007-2009), member of the Budget and Budget Control Committee, the Constitutional Affairs Committee and the Legal Committee. Teaches European Law and Financial Markets Law. Author of ten books on legal and institutional issues. Speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and some German.