Dr. George Xirogiannis

Director, Industry, Growth, Infrastructure and Regional Policy, SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Dr. George Xirogiannis is currently the Director for Industry, Growth, Infrastructure and Regional Policy at SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, Vice-Chairman, International Relations Committee, BusinessEurope. His portfolio includes private investments, growth strategies, industrial development, innovation, digital economy, regional development as well as international trade and market access.

He is also the Vice-Chair at the Business Europe – International Relations Committee since 2017. The portfolio includes international trade agreements and foreign direct investments.

He has worked as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, directing the Strategy & Operations consulting services and Government & Public Sector industry. He has directed flagship projects in Greece and abroad in the financial sector, telecommunications, public administration and state-owned enterprises.

Dr. Xirogiannis also lectures at the University of Piraeus, Department of Informatics. In the past he has lectured at the Department of Financial and Management Engineering at the University of the Aegean.

He has written extensively on modern entrepreneurship. His research has been published in peer-review journals and speeches have been given at international conferences.

He holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Heriot-Watt University, Dpt. of Electrical Engineering, Edinburgh and an M.Sc in Artificial Intelligence from Bristol University. He graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Ioannina.