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Tasos Kriekoukis

Diplomatic Advisor to the Mayor of Athens, City of Athens

Born in Athens, Greece, on March 14, 1948

  • 1971: Graduate of the Law School, Athens University
  • 1971: Post-graduate seminars at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1976: Post-graduate seminars, Institut International d’ Administration Publique, Paris
  • 1972-1974: Served in the Hellenic Navy with the rank of Ensign
  • 1974: Member of the Bar of Athens
  • 1974: Joined the Diplomatic Service in November
  • 1974–1976 : Embassy Attaché, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens
    (Office of the Director General of Political Affairs)
  • 1976–1980 : Secretary of Embassy, Paris, France
  • 1980–1984 : Consul of Greece, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Head of Mission)
  • 1984–1989 : Consul General of Greece, Dortmund, Germany

Promoted Counsellor of Embassy

  • 1989–1991 : Counsellor of Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens

(Head of Latin America Department)

  • 1991–1995 : Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union
    1994. Promoted to Minister Plenipotentiary, Second Class
  • 1995–1999: First Ambassador of Greece in Georgia
  • 1999: Promoted to the grade of Minister Plenipotentiary, First Class
  • 1999-2002 : Director for European External Affairs,
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens
  • 2002-2006 : Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations and other

International Organizations in Geneva.
Elected President of the United Nations Security Council Compensation
Commission for the War in Iraq

  • 2005: Promoted to the grade of Full Ambassador
  • 2006-2007 Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens.
  • 2007-2010 Ambassador of Greece in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2010 Retired with the title of Ambassador i.h.

Orders & Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix (Greece)
Grand Officer of the Order of Merit ( Federal Republic of Germany )
Distinctions: Grand Cross in gold of the Order of Merit (Austria)
Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (Spain)
Grand Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark)
Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix ( Greece )
Commander of the Order of the Falk (Iceland)
Knight of the Legion of Honour (France)
Knight of Merit (France)
Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Languages: English, French, German,Portuguese and Italian.
Publications: Essays on legal issues and various articles on music, literature and painting.
President of the Friends of the Gennadeios Library (2014-2020)
Honorary professor, Tbilissi State University ( since June 2018 )
Overseer of the Gennadeios Library since October 2020
Member of the Board of the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.
Since 1 of September 2019 Diplomatic Advisor to the Mayor of Athens

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