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Olga Kefalogianni

Minister of Tourism
Greece

Olga Kefalogianni has been the Minister of Tourism of Greece since June 2012.

She was born in Athens, Greece, in 1975.

She is an attorney at law, member of the Athens Bar Association. Since 1998 she has been working as a lawyer in major law firms in Athens, Greece and New York, U.S.A. She has also worked at the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels. From May 2004 up to September 2006 she served as legal advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece.  

She has studied law and international affairs. She holds a Bachelor degree in Law (National Kapodistrian University of Athens), a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Commercial and Corporate Law (King’s College, University of London) and a Master degree (GMAP)  in international relations, (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston).

She is the author of the book The role of the European Union on the Cyprus issue, which has been published by the Livanis publishing house.

She was elected Member of Parliament for the constituency of Rethymno, Crete representing the “New Democracy” party in the general elections of 2007 and 2009. On May 6th 2012 she was elected in the first position of the “New Democracy” ballot in the first constituency of Athens. She was re-elected in the same position in the June 17th 2012 elections. 

She has served as secretary of the Greek Parliament (2007-2009), as secretary of the standing committee on Defense and International Affairs (2007-2009), as a member of the standing committee of Education (2009-2012) and the special committee on Environmental issues (2009-2012). 

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