Speakers at Athens Investment Summit

Nikolaos Agaliotis

Director General of Strategic Investments, Hellenic Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism

Mr. Nikolaos Agaliotis is Director General of Strategic Investments in the Hellenic Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism.

Mr. Agaliotis earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an M.Sc. in Engineering Business Management with Distinction from Warwick University.

He began his career as a site engineer in with the Gnomon SA construction firm in 2000. In 2004, he joined Arcon Constructions SA and was subsequently promoted to Manager for E/M works. He later became Project Manager of Large-Scale Projects such as the Athens Metropolitan Expo Exhibition Centre at Athens International Airport, a € 35 million project that was completed in record time of 10 months.

In 2014, Mr. Nikolaos Agaliotis was appointed the 1st Director General of Strategic Investments, a new general directorate that has changed radically the licensing procedure of Large Scale Investments including all the Energy Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) of Greece.

He was actively involved in the selection process of the Projects of Common Interest for Gas and Electricity representing Greece in DG Energy's European Commission’s meetings in Brussels for the 2nd List valid for 2015 – 2017.

He also participated in the High Level Group of the Central East South Europe Gas Connectivity (CESEC) from concept to the final agreement of the MOU, Action Plan and list of priority projects.

In November 2015, he represented Greece in the launching of the Energy Infrastructure Forum that was held in Copenhagen and foreseen by the Energy Union package as a key action to advance the development of European Energy Infrastructure.

In this respect, Mr. Agaliotis has been involved with the spatial planning for the first time two major property investments in Greece with a total budget of over € 500 million. These two investments, at Kranidi in Killada Peloponese and Kavo Sidero in Crete, have been approved using a new and flexible tool called Special Spatial Development Plans (ESCHASE). Approval was granted in a record time of 12 months, including the thorough examination by the Council of State. He will present this case study as well as wider developments in the licensing of stategic investments in Greece at the Athens Investment Summit. 

Mr. Agaliotis was born in Athens in 1975. He is married and has three children.