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Panagiotis Mitarachi
Minister of Migration and Asylum, Hellenic Republic

Notis Mitarachi is Minister of Migration and Asylum and an MP in the constituency of Chios (New Democracy Party – EPP). During the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU (first Semester 2014) he served as President of the Council of the European Union – Foreign Affairs (Trade). In the period 2012-2015 he served as Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Competitiveness, responsible for Strategic and Private-Sector Investments, Public-Private Partnerships, Exports and International Trade Relations. He also served as Alternate Governor in the Board of Governors of the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) and as Governor in the Board of Governors of the Black Sea Trade & Development Bank (BSTB). In 2019 (second semester), he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, responsible for the Social Security & Pension System.

In 2012 he was elected Member of Parliament in the constituency of Athens A’ and then elected in 2015 and 2019 Member of Parliament in the constituency of Chios. In 2019, he was appointed as Representative of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE). He had a long international career in the private sector, before returning to Greece in 2010. His first appointment was in London, in 1998, as an investment executive, specializing in industrial investments in Eastern Europe. In 2003, he joined Fidelity International as a Research Analyst and was promoted to Director of Research. In 2005 he was voted Top Pan-European, Buy-side Analyst for the retailing industry (Thomson Extel Survey). He has also served as Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association, UK, and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the CFA Society UK.

He is a graduate of INSEAD (MBA), Oxford University (MSc in Industrial Relations) and The American College of Greece (BSc in Business Administration). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. He has been awarded as Grand Commander of the Order of the Apostle & Evangelist Mark by the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. He was born in 1972 and is married to Maria Dourida, an academic, with whom he has one daughter.