Currently Principal Adviser 'Outreach in Development' in the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid - of the European Commission.
I was the European Union Fellow at the European Studies Centre of St.Antony's College, Oxford University for 2012-13 and the EU Academic Visitor for 2013-2014 at the same center, and currently a Senior Common Room member of St.Antony's as well as being Senior Research Associate – Non Resident at EUCERS.
From 2008 to 2012, Head of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus. Representations are the eyes, ears and voice of the European Commission in the Member States.
From 2006 to 2008, Director for Quality of Operations in EuropeAid. The directorate provided thematic expertise and quality oversight to all EC delegations in third countries, where development cooperation projects were being implemented.
I have also been Head of Unit for the coordination of development co-operation projects and programs of the EC in 44 West & Central African and Caribbean countries as well as having served as a member of cabinet in the offices of two European Commission Commissioners.
I started working for the European Commission in 1991.
Before joining the Commission I was special adviser to two cabinet Ministers in Greece and Managing Director of a private consultancy firm.
Education: B.Sc (Hons.) in Geology and Physics (King's College, Univ. of London), a MSc in Management Science (Imperial College, Univ. of London) as well as Maîtrise in International Politics (Université libre de Bruxelles – Brussels).
I have presented papers and published work on the geopolitics of energy, energy security, climate change policies, EU energy policies, the East Mediterranean region, and on development cooperation.
Twitter : @akaminara