Dimitris Skalkos was born in Athens in 1971. He graduated from the Department of Political Science and International Studies of Panteion University and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Kent.
He has authored four books on political theory, economic reform and regional development and has published numerous research papers in academic journals. He has, also, participated as lecturer in scientific conferences and writes, regularly, in scientific magazines as well as the daily press. Since 2004, he has been working for the Management Organization Unit of Development Programmes S.A. as an executive on the EU co-financed programmes.
Mr. Skalkos has served for several years as an adviser to the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Public Works, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy and Development. He was also an adviser to the President of the Nea Demokratia, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis on growth economics.
Currently, Mr Skalkos is General Secretary for Public Investments and Partnership Agreement at the Ministry of Development and Investments, a member of the Greek National Resilience and Recovery Plan Steering Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Development Bank.