Born in Cairo, Egypt, to Greek parents. B.Sc. in Chemistry & Physics from the American University in Cairo. Worked for IMCO Service, a division of Halliburton company from 1971 to 1987 as a mud engineer and Logistics Manager for its operations in the North Sea, Sweden, Italy, Dubai, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Angola, Tunisia, Egypt and Kavala Greece, Prinos Oil and Gas field..Moved to Athens, Greece in 1987 where I established my own commission agency to supply Greece with drilling chemicals, plastics and other raw materials. Closed down operations in 2010 due to the Greek Financial Crisis.
A linguist, a cordon bleu chef, sociable, a good father and husband.