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Deputy Minister of Development and Investment in charge of Research and Innovation

Christos Dimas

Christos Dimas is Deputy Minister of Development and Investment in charge of Research and Innovation, lawyer and member of parliament for Corinth with New Democracy. Prior to his candidacy, he worked in the private sector as a business consultant for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He was born on May 29, 1980. He graduated from the Law School of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and from Queen Mary University in London. He received his Master's Degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He then completed his PhD in European Political Economy from the LSE, with a scholarship from the Alexandros Onassis Foundation. In parallel with his studies, he worked as a correspondent in London for the newspaper "I Apogevmatini" while he also did an internship in journalism at the BBC. At the age of 25 he taught as an assistant professor at the LSE and has also taught at ICON College at the University of Leicester and was a research associate at the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence. He was elected MP of Corinth with New Democracy in the elections of May 2012 and since then he is constantly re-elected. In his free time he enjoys playing football and basketball and reading history books. He is married to lawyer Nikoleta Syregela and they have a daughter and a son.