Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Member of Parliament Athens A
- Place AND Date οf Birth:
- Spyros Kouvelis was born in Athens Greece in 1964.
- He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Athens and an MSc in Agricultural/ Environmental Economics from the University of Reading in the UK.
- Foreign Languages:
- He is fluent in Greek, English and French.
He was elected as member of the Greek Parliament in September 2007 and October 2009.
He has worked extensively with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) since 1991 where he was the Conservation Director from 1995 to 1997 and member of the Management Team directing the organization. Member of the agriculture and European policy teams of WWF International, and chair of the WWF Mediterranean Team. He also worked from Athens as a consultant to the WWF European Policy Office.
In 1997 he was appointed Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Environment, Planning and Public Works of Greece, where he worked until 2001.
Since 2001, he held the position of MedWet Coordinator, directing the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative Unit in Athens, a Ramsar outposted unit for the entire Mediterranean region.
He was president of the International Film and Visual Arts Festival of Rhodes – Ecofilms from 2007 until 2007.
Since May 2007 he joined the Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environment Programme, as Officer in charge of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development and the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development.