Dr. George Xirogiannis

Deputy Director General
SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Dr George Xirogiannis is currently the Deputy Director General. He is also the Vice-Chair of the International Relations Committee of BusinessEurope, since 2017. His portfolio includes private investments, growth strategies, industrial development, innovation, digital economy, regional development as well as international trade and market access.

He has worked as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, directing the Strategy & Operations consulting services and Government & Public Sector industry. He has managed 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.