Born in 1963 in Athens, George Polychroniou graduated from “Lycee Leonin” Franco-Hellenic high school, Nea Smyrni in 1981 and then earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1986. He completed his studies at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL) and obtained his Master’s of Science degree in Energy Systems with a specialisation in Economics in 1994.
After beginning his professional career in the private sector, he joined the then newly established DEPA in the beginning of 1989. After having successfully served in various capacities and roles within the commercial arm of DEPA, he was appointed General Manager of the Commercial Branch in 2004, General Manager of Commercial, Financial and Administration in 2005, Chief Operating Officer in 2007 and Head of Strategy and Corporate Development in 2010. Since April 2016 he has been Executive Director of Strategy, Business Development, Administration and IT.
Since December 2014 he has been Corporate Secretary of DEPA.
Mr. Polychroniou has considerable hands on experience with energy planning, commercial framework and pricing of energy resources and issues relating to the new legal and regulatory framework for the liberalisation of energy markets.