Georgios joined the FAO Office in Geneva in September 2013. He deals with trade issues and its relation to Food Security and Rural Development. He has a long experience, on the issue, as he has served the Greek administration both in Athens, working for the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and in Geneva, working for the Greek Permanent Mission. Additionally, he has supported the Cyprus Presidency of the EU as a trade officer at the Permanent Mission of Cyprus in Geneva. His role includes, inter-alia, monitoring the multilateral trade negotiations at the WTO and preparing reports on aspects having an impact on food security, monitor international policy developments in Geneva related to the mandate and the objectives of FAO, represent FAO at fora related to trade, food security and rural development and providing policy and strategic advice. Georgios holds a BA in the field Agricultural Economics and an MSc in the field of Rural and Regional development, both obtained in Greece.