Secretary General for International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
Yiorgos Tsipras was born and grew up in Athens. He is 48 years old. He graduated from the Varvakeio High School and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Metsovion Polytechnic (National Technical University of Athens). Until recently, he has been very active the private sector, running a number of constructing firms, always looking for new ideas towards promoting entrepreneurship and international contacts.
His main area of concern has been and remains the international relations. He has published many articles, in newspapers and magazines, on international affairs and foreign policy.
He was appointed Secretary General for International Economic Relations in April 2015.
He is married and has two children.