With 17 years of experience in the area of Foreign Direct Investments, a long course in executive positions and a Master's background in Political Science from the leading UK University of Warwick, Elias works as Director of Investment Facilitation at Enterprise Greece (EG), Greece's official investment and trade promotion agency.
As part of an ambitious, self-motivated and forward-looking team, Elias has organized a vast number of missions in key target markets with the aim to promote solid investment opportunities to international investors and highlight all aspects that make Greece a unique business and investment destination.
Organizing the business part of Greek government officials' visits to foreign markets, preparing customized investment proposals for multinationals and international entrepreneurs, setting-up site visits for assisting investors to establish their presence in Greece, reporting on 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.
Since March 2017, Elias has been leading Enterprise Greece's investment facilitation team with a clear ambition: to develop and improve further the support services on offer to potential and existing investors following best practices applied and the international experience. Moreover, since January 2019, his duties extend to supervising, organizing and executing EG’s approved annual investment promotion plan.
Prior to his current position, Elias has been employed as investment promotion manager in the country’s predecessor Organization (Invest in Greece) and as marketing advisor to the CEO of the supervising body of the public transportation system in Athens.