George N. Katapodis


Lawyer before the Supreme Court Dr. Jur.

Born in Athens on June 23, 1964

Professional experience

  • As of 12/3/2019 Elected Co-chair of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party for Public-Private Partnerships (WP-PPP) for a two year term
  • August 2016 -to date Appointed as Chairman of the Hellenic Single Public Procurement Authority (HSPPA) by the Hellenic Parliament
  • 2008-2016 Lawyer specialized in public law, public economic law, competition and public maritime law
  • 2007-2008 Visiting Professor at the Economic University of Izmir (Izmir Ekonomi Universitesi) in European Union Law - European Institutions
  • 2005-2007 Consul General of Greece in Izmir, Turkey
  • 2002-2005 Deputy Director at the Directorate for Latin America and the Caribbean (A8) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (active participation in carrying out the Greek EU Presidency in 2003 - National Representative at the CFSP working group responsible for Latin America & Caribbean / COLAT)
  • 1999-2002 Embassy of Greece in Islamabad, Pakistan with parallel accreditation for Afghanistan - deputy head of mission (dcm) and in charge of the Consular Office - Chargé d 'affaires a.i.
  • 1997-1999 Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Attaché at the Diplomatic Office of the Ministre of Foreign Affairs & at A1 Directorate for European countries (initially responsible for CIS countries and then for East European Countries)
  • 1991-1997 Lawyer admitted before the First Instance Court of Athens

Academic curriculum

  • 2005 University of Athens - Faculty of Law: PhD thesis on "Greek Development Policy and the legitimacy of state aids: adaptation to EU and international law"
  • 2003 Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government executive programs: "The Practice of Trade Policy: Economics, Negotiations and Rules"
  • 1998 University of Athens - Faculty of Law: Postgraduate diploma with specialization in public Law
  • 1989 University of Athens - Department of Economics: Bachelor in Economics (specialization in Statistics-Econometrics)
  • 1986 University of Paris-II: Degree (Maitrise) in Law (specialization in Public Law),
  • 1985 University of Paris-II: Degree (DEUG) in Economics


  • 2008 C. STEFANOU - G. KATAPODIS, The European Treaties after the Lisbon revision. Publisher N. Sakkoulas
  • 2006 G. KATAPODIS, Greek Development Policy and the legitimacy of state aids. Publisher N. Sakkoulas
  • 1997 C. STEPHANOU - G. KATAPODIS, Réformes et Mutations de l'Union européenne, LGDJ, Publisher BRUYLANT


  • 2010 Honorary member of the Chamber of Industry of Denizli, Turkey
  • 2007 Honorary member of the Chamber of Commerce of Izmir, Turkey
  • 2007 Honorary Citizen of the city of Izmir, Turkey (by special decree of the Municipal Council)

Foreign Languages

French, English, Spanish, Turkish