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General Manager of INSETE, the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and a Research Director at the National Center for Social Research of Greece (EKKE)

Ilias Kikilias

Dr Elias Kikilias is the General Manager of INSETE, the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and a Research Director at the National Center for Social Research of Greece (EKKE). Dr. Kikilias, holding a Ph.D. degree in economics, was the Governor of the Manpower Employment Organization of Greece (OAED – Public Employment Service) from December 2009 to April 2013. Dr. Kikilias’ research interests include the fields of Employment, Unemployment and Labour Market Policy and Analysis as well as Inequality, Poverty and Social Exclusion and Social Policy. He has considerable experience in research planning, management and implementation and he has acted as a research and project coordinator on several occasions. Editor and co-editor of books and author of articles in the fields of labour market, employment policies, work organization, unemployment, ageing, poverty and social protection, Dr. Kikilias in the near past has been acted as Director General of the Greek National Institute of Labour, Chairman and CEO of Human Resources Support Services SA (Subsidiary to the Greek Manpower Organization-OAED), commissioned Professor at the Graduate School of Public Administration, commissioned visiting Professor at the postgraduate course at the Panteion University of Athens and visiting scholar and visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. He participated in numerous committees and high-level expert groups in Greece and abroad, including the “Employment Committee” and the “Social Protection Committee” of the Council of the European Union and the Management Board of the CEDEFOP.