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Gerassimos Thomas

Deputy Director General for Energy, European Commission


Professional experience in the European Institutions:
- As from 16th September 2014: Deputy Director-General – Directorate-general Energy (ENER)
- 15/07/2009 – 31/08/2014: Director DG ECFIN – Finance, Coordination with the EIB Group, EBRD and IFIs
- 01/12/2005 – 15/07/2009: Head of cabinet Commissioner Joaquin Almunia – Economic and Monetary Affairs
- 1/10/2004-30/11/2005: Head of Unit DG MARKT-F1, Free movement of capital and financial integration
- 16/3/2003-30/9/2004: Commission Deputy Spokesman
- 1/11/1999-30/9/2004: Spokesman for economic and monetary affairs
- 1990-1997: Administrator; Directorate -General Economic and Financial Affairs

Professional experience before joining the European Institutions:
- 1/3/1998-31/10/1999: Head of SME Portfolio Guarantees – European Investment Fund (EIF); Luxembourg
- 1/3/1997-31/10/1999: Alternate Member of the Financial Committee – European Investment Fund (EIF); Luxembourg
- 1987-1990: Assistant Manager; International Fixed Income Department - Yamaichi InternationaL Ltd; London, UK
- 1985-1986: Sergeant - Personal Assistant to Commander in Chief Greek Air Force; Central Aircraft Maintenance Depot; Greece

- 1990-1991: Master in International Relations; "La plus grande distinction" - Université Libre de Bruxelles; Brussels, Belgium
- 1986-1987 Master in Business Administration (MBA) - Finance City University Business School; London, UK
- 1981-1985 B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration; major in Finance - Athens School of Economics and Business; Athens, Greece
- 2005: International Negotiation Seminar - ESSEC Business School

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