George Markopouliotis was born in Athens in 1960. A mathematician and statistician by training, he began working for the European Commission in 1987. In the course of his career he has worked in the areas of Regional Policy, Maritime Affairs, Fishing and Communication and has held a number of high level posts, including in the Cabinets of several Commissioners (member and Head of Cabinet). He took up office as Head of the European Commission Representation in Greece on 1 February 2018, a post he also held from 2001 to 2006. Between March 2012 and January 2018 he served as Head of the Representation in Cyprus.