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Charalampos Kasimis

Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens; Former Secretary General of Agricultural Policy & Management of European Funds, Ministry of Rural Development and Food (2015-2019)

Charalampos Kasimis is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the Agricultural University of Athens.

He has served as the Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (2013-2014) and as Deputy Rector of the Agricultural University of Athens (2014-2015).

In March 2015, he was appointed as Secretary General of Agricultural Policy & Management of European Funds of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, in charge of the CAP, the Rural Development and the Fisheries Programmes of Greece. He completed his term in office in July 2019.

Between 2018 -2019 he served as an Executive Board member of the state organisation ‘Enterprise Greece’ and in the period 2016-2020 as a Governing Board member and Vice President of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM).

His research and academic interests have focused on issues of agricultural policy and rural development in Greece, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region. 

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