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Michael B. Christides

Secretary General, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

Michael B. Christides has held senior posts in the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs including Director General for International Organisations and Director General for International Economic Relations, and served as Ambassador of Greece to Bulgaria, to Turkey and to Argentina. As an Ambassador, he participated in many international meetings and conferences representing Greece and was appointed as the special envoy of the Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs on Balkan issues (2008). Michael B. Christides has spent more than 20 years dealing with S.E. European / Balkan issues while travelling extensively in the region. He has acquired a deep and extensive knowledge of the political and economic realities in the region and established a wide personal network of high-level political, business, academic and media contacts. He holds a Diploma in Law from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.