WORK EXPERIENCE

31/10/2019 – CURRENT
ADVISOR AT HE MINISTERIAL OFFICE (SECONDMENT) – Ministry of Rural Development
and Food

  • Provide the Minister with political oversight and high quality independent advice on rural
    issues, proposals and submissions received in line with the Government’s objectives.
  • Monitor relevant papers and draw to the Minister’s attention all issues of significance.
  • Under guidance if required, engage with internal and external experts in the Minister’s
    portfolio area(s) so that the best information is available for discussion, decision making,
    policy development, planning and risk management.
  • Under guidance if required, answer questions of interpretation that raise significant issues in
    relation to Government policy.
    Athens, Greece
    29/11/2018 – 30/10/2019
    OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN – Department of Veterinary Drugs, Residues and Veterinary
    Supplies, Directorate of Animal Welfare, Dr
    I have been working as a Veterinarian for 18 years (12 of which as an Official Veterinarian and
    for 6 of which as a Veterinarian Expert representing Greece at the European Commission and
    at the Council of the European Union).
    Food safety (including Antimicrobial Resistance) – policy and legislation, are my areas of
    strength that I feel will benefit the directorate most. Specifically my main tasks are:
  • Surveillance of the implementation of Council Directive 96/23/EC on measures to monitor
    certain substances and residues thereof in live animals and animal products
  • Member of the National Committee for the issuing and implementation of the National
    Action Plan for tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in the context of the “One Health” concept
  • Member of the Working Group for the Implementation of the EU-JAMRAI [European Union
    Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAI)]
    on the Veterinary Sector
  • Veterinary Expert representing Greece at the Workshops of the European Commission
    Athens, Greece
    04/07/2018 – CURRENT
    WORK EXPERIENCE
    INSTRUCTOR (PARALLEL TASKS) – Meat School of Athens (Ministry of Rural Development
    and Food)
    Instructors’ Tasks are to learn to the students how to:
    o move and manage animals before they are slaughtered.
    o stun animals using an electrical device or cartridge gun.
    o bleed animals while they are unconscious.
    o remove hides/pelts and internal organs.
    o use saws to split the carcasses.
    o trim carcasses.
    o move carcasses to chillers and freezers.
    o adhering to food safety and sanitation controls.
    o Cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment and ensuring displays and signage are
    accurate and attractive.
    Athens, Greece
    01/01/2015 – 28/11/2018
    OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN – Department of Slaughterhouses – Directorate Of Veterinary
    Public Health – General Directorate Of V
    During my working experience at the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and being
    Veterinary Expert representing Greece at the Workshops of the European Commission and at
    the Council of the European Union, I streamlined communication between the Greek State
    and the European Commission regarding the Exports of food of animal origin to the Third
    Countries just because firstly, I have participated many times to the Potsdam Working Group
    at the Council of the European Union and secondly, as I have been defined as the contact
    point between the Ministry of Rural Development and Food & The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    of Greece regarding the exports of food of animal origin. This helped keep both sides up-todate
    and improved the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Implementation of the Commission’s Implementic Decision (2013/652/EU) on the
    monitoring and reporting of antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and commensal bacteria
  • Coordination of the Official Controls on the Slaughterhouses
  • Coordination of the FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) Audits and study visits to Greece
  • Coordination of the Third Countries’ visits to Greece (eg: PR of China, Canada, Hong Kong,
    United States of America)
    Athens, Greece
    02/04/2013 – 31/12/2014
    OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN – Department of Fishery Products, Milk, Egg, Honey and other
    products of animal origin – Directorate
  • Coordination of the Official Controls on Fishery Products, Milk, Egg, Honey and other
    products of animal origin
  • Coordination of the FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) Audits and study visits to Greece
  • Coordination of the Third Countries’ visits to Greece (eg: Russia, United States of America,
    Brazil etc)
  • Participation at the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF
    Committee)
    Athens, Greece
    31/03/2010 – 01/04/2013
    OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN (CIVIL SERVANT) – Imported Agricultural Products Inspection
    Authority (Ministry of Rural Development and Food)
  • Compilation of data and complaints on a daily basis for imports of agricultural products
    from all the Third Countries
  • Additional control and monitoring of imported agricultural raw materials and products,
    without prejudice to other controls provided for by the provisions in force
  • Monitoring compliance with the terms and conditions of the relevant national and
    Community provisions deriving from the common organization of the markets and those
    governing aids or subsidies for imported agricultural products
  • Transmission of all the collected data, for information and control, to the local authorities,
    such as Prefectural Authorities, Unified Food Control Authority, Special Inspection Service
  • Recording and recovery by the competent authorities referred to the complaints concerning
    the imposition of penalties on imports of agricultural products and the illegal translating of
    foreign agricultural products
  • Further statistical processing of the data collected
    Athens, Greece
    27/12/2007 – 30/03/2010
    STATE VETERINARIAN – Regional Rural Development Center of Livadia (Region of Central
    Greece) – Ministry of Rural Develop
  • Technological and technical assistance to farmers in respect of new farming management
    methods (vaccination)
  • Keeping the farmers informed about the applied agricultural policy, the legal framework
    and the development programs, as well as the dynamics of the local and international
    agricultural sector.
  • Guide farmers in terms of quality, farming methods, production costs and competitiveness.
  • Supporting farmers to introduce new technologies and their applications for agricultural
    holdings, in particular in the field of animal improvement.
    Livadia, Greece
    30/06/2007 – 26/12/2007
    OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN (CIVIL SERVANT, LOCATED IN RURAL VETERINARY CLINIC)
    – Regional Authority of Evrytania – Region of Central Greece
  • Ideally positioned to audit the industries hazard analysis based risk control systems.
  • In the slaughterhouse ideally placed to direct active surveillance for residues of authorised
    animal remedies or illegal or unauthorised products. This may be through the interrogation
    of Food Chain Information or from evidence gained through ante-mortem inspection or postmortem
    findings.
    Karpenisi, Greece
    01/10/2001 – 29/06/2007
    QUALITY FOOD (MEAT) MANAGER – MASOUTIS S.A. – Approved EU food establishment
    (Cutting plant of handling meat of domestic ungulate
    Position Summary:
  • Quality manager champion, support, or lead quality initiatives ensuring that quality
    program policies, plans, standards, and requirements are achieved at the establishment.
  • Responsible for interfacing routinely with all internal functions (engineering, manufacturing,
    sales/marketing) ensuring quality management systems are being followed
  • Establish, maintain, and optimize an effective quality management system starting with the
    Quality Manual
  • Responsible for directing all departments in facilitating ownership, creation, and
    maintenance of quality documents and processes
  • Develops and manages quality SOPs/Work Instructions along with maintenance of training
    records
  • Identify, develop, and implement new methods of quality management and systems, and
    audit existing systems to meet organizational initiatives, ISO, HACCP, and other customer
    requirements
  • Provide quality-oriented leadership in achieving Quality objectives
  • Interfaces and acts as the “Point of Contact” with internal and external customers to
    provide comprehensive responses and technical assistance regarding quality systems and/or
    products
  • Develop, implement, and maintain Quality activities for all purchased material, equipment,
    parts, and processing ensuring quality traceability information is maintained as required by
    law and our customers
    Thermi (Thessaloniki), Greece
    16/04/2001 – 21/09/2001
    VETERINARIAN (COMPLEMENTARY SPECIALIZATION) – THE HELLENIC ARMY
    MEDICAL SERVICE
    In general, Military Veterinary Services provide:
  • Care for service animals,
  • Public health services (food inspection, water quality),
  • Development assistance and research services
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    01/07/1998 – 31/08/1998
    MENTORED UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER EXPERIENCE OF VETERINARIAN – Prefectur
    e of Thessaloniki – Directorate for Veterinary Services
    The objective of this activity is to identify, nurture, and support veterinary students who will
    be guided through their work with faculty mentors to all aspects of veterinary and biomedical
    research, including:
  • Scientific dialogue and communication
  • Library and literature search and research
  • Laboratory conduct and professionalism
  • Research ethics and bioethics
  • Mentorship
  • Grantsmanship
  • Self-education and motivation
  • Critical review and assessment
    Chalkidona (Region of Central Macedonia), Greece