Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, responsible for Fiscal Policy

Θάνος Πετραλιάς

Athanasios Petralias

Thanos Petralias since June 2023 is appointed as Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, responsible for the State Budget and the General Accounting Office.

From July 2019 to June 2023, Thanos Petralias served as Secretary General of Fiscal Policy of the Ministry of Finance. During the same period, he held the positions of President of the Board of Directors of the Public Debt Management Organization (PDMA) and Chairman of the Committee for the provision of State Guarantees.

Among other things, during the last four years, he was responsible for negotiations on the part of the Ministry of Finance in the technical evaluations of the European Semester and the enhanced surveillance framework, while he had a central role in the design and implementation of the fiscal measures, including the measures to address the economic consequences of the pandemic and the energy crisis.

He holds a PhD in Statistics and a BSc and MSc in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and has completed two postdoctoral research programmes. For more than a decade has been teaching in graduate and postgraduate programs of AUEB and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

He has worked as scientific associate in research institutes and public organizations, such as the Centre of Planning and Economic Research and the Ministry of Development. During 2012-2014 he was member of the technical teams for negotiation with the EU Institutions and during the period 2016-2019 he was appointed as scientific personnel in the Bank of Greece. He has numerous first class scientific publications, books and studies in the fields of Economics, Finance, Statistics, Econometrics, as well as in Migration and Public Health.

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