Grigoris Zarifopoulos is the Deputy Minister of Digital Governance of the Hellenic Republic, responsible for Digital Strategy and foreign direct investment in Digital Technology.
Before joining the Government, Mr. Zarifopoulos was Google’s Regional Director for Southeast Europe and CEO for Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta. Prior to Google, Mr. Zarifopoulos held the position of General Manager of Gap for Greece, Cyprus and the Balkan countries. He has also worked for IKEA Greece, McKinsey & Company management consulting firm in London and Athens, and Seagate Technology, the disk drive manufacturer in California, USA.
Mr. Zarifopoulos holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College-University of London, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Kellogg School of Management-Northwestern University. He speaks English, French and Spanish.