With more than 20 years of experience in the area of Foreign Direct Investments, a long course in executive positions, a Master’s background in Political Science from the leading University of Warwick in the UK and a BA Honours degree in Communication, Media & Cultural Studies, Elias works as Director of Investment Promotion at Enterprise Greece (EG), Greece’s national investment and trade promotion agency.
Elias has coordinated and supervised the organisation of a vast number of missions in key target markets, aiming to promote solid investment opportunities to international investors and highlight all aspects that make Greece a unique business and investment destination.
Organising the business part of Greek government officials’ visits to foreign markets, preparing customised investment proposals for multinationals and international entrepreneurs, setting-up site visits for helping investors establish their presence in Greece, explaining the available financial tools and incentives and presenting the country’s investment environment, are just some of the activities Elias has been involved in with tangible results.
During the last 4 years, Elias has facilitated systematically, the realization of a significant number of investments in the tourism, energy, food, technology, R&D and GBS sectors, which are estimated to create more than 4,000 new job positions upon full deployment. Since the beginning of February 2022, he is working on redefining EG’s strategy and outreach programme for attracting and supporting value-added investments in the areas of manufacturing, supply chain, advanced technology and innovation.
Prior to his current position, Elias has been employed as investment promotion manager in the country’s predecessor Organisations (Invest in Greece’ & ‘Hellenic Centre for Investments) and as marketing advisor to the CEO of the supervising body of the public transportation system in Athens.