Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
Mr Economou is Head of Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) with responsibility for sea-basin strategies, maritime regional cooperation and maritime security.
He joined the Commission in 2000 where he worked in various positions at the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) dealing with maritime transport, land transport and lastly with innovation in railways, from the position of Interim Executive Director for the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking. Prior to 2000, he worked for the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) in Brussels. He studied Business Administration in the University of Athens, and holds Master's degrees of European Economics and of Maritime and Aviation Law, both from the University of Brussels.