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Mr. Serafeim Tsokas was appointed Secretary General of the Black Sea Trade & Development Bank as of March 16, 2015 for a period of four years. Mr. Tsokas started his career in the private sector in 1990 where he held senior managerial position in various companies from 1990 till 2004. He served as Secretary General of the Region of Crete from 2004-2009. In 2006, he was elected President of the Committee of Island Regions of the EU for a period of three years. In 2010 and up until 2012, Serafeim Tsokas was the CEO of ELPA (Hellenic Association of Automobile & Touring). He served as Secretary General of the Ministry for Development and Competitiveness from July 2012 until May 2014. He was appointed Secretary General for Civil Protection in October 2014.
Mr. Tsokas has served as Board member of various state-owned Greek enterprises dealing with investment, trade and economic research. He represented Greece at the BSTDB Board of Directors for two years starting from September 2012. Mr. Tsokas graduated for the Faculty of Economics of the Athens University and holds an MBA from the University of New Haven, USA. He is fluent in English and Greek.
Mr. Tsokas is married and has two children.