Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has appointed Olga Kefalogianni as the new tourism minister of Greece.
Kefalogianni is no stranger to the tourism ministry, having served as Greek tourism minister from 2012 to 2015 in the government of Antonis Samaras.
Born in Athens in 1975, Olga Kefalogianni is an attorney at law, member of the Athens Bars Association. From 1998 onwards she has worked as a lawyer in major law firms in Athens, Greece and New York, US. She has also worked at the legal services of the European Commission in Brussels.
From May 2004 up to September 2006 Kefalogianni served as legal advisor to the former Prime Minister of Greece. She holds a bachelor degree in Law at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Commercial and Corporate Law from King’s College, University of London and a post-graduate degree in international relations (GMAP) the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Kefalogianni is the author of the book “The role of the European Union in the Cyprus issue”.
She has been elected as Member of Parliament (New Democracy) in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2019 elections.
Kefalogianni is married and has two children. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
The position of Deputy Minister of Tourism has been filled by New Democracy politician Elena Rapti. Born in 1975, Rapti has been in the office of the Greek Parliament since 2004. She also served in the National Delegation of Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly.