George Alexakis

, Vice Governor of Crete, for European and International Affairs

George Alexakis is currently the Vice Governor of Crete for European and International Affairs, as a Regional Councilor of Crete elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 and in 2019. Previously, he was continuously elected during the four consecutive elections’ periods from 1994-2006, as a Prefectural Councilor of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Since 2014, he holds the position of the Vice-President of CPMR (Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe) in charge of Maritime Affairs, while he is a member of the Political Bureau of CPMR since 2012. On November 2020, he was elected as Vice President of EUROMONTANA Network.

George Alexakis holds a Diploma Degree on Civil Engineering from the Democritus Technical University of Greece, as well as a Master of Science on Planning, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In 1991, he started his own private career as a Civil Engineer and City Planner and as an Environmentalist, and has studied, prepared and been involved in more than 100 projects in a variety of sectors, having experience in European Projects, European Strategies and Regional Policies, with special reference to macroregional strategies and in particular the European Strategy of Adriatic Ionian Macroregion (EUSAIR). From 2001 until 2014, he has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Heraklion Port Authority, Crete, Greece. He is also a member of Regional Innovation Council of Crete, and member of the Administrative Council of the Organization for Development of Crete.