Special Secretary for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
MINISTRY OF ECONOMY & FINANCE OF GREECE
Mr. Leonidas Korres is the Special Secretary for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Hellenic Republic, a position he holds since October 2006. The Special Secretariat identifies potential projects, supports public sector authorities in structuring PPPs, and monitors the implementation and the impact to the State budget.
From April 2004 he served as Financial Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance, responsible for the preparation of the new legal framework that effectively created the PPP market in Greece. He was also entrusted with responsibility of monitoring the State's financial commitment to the Olympic Games budget and served as liquidator of the Organizational Committee for the Olympic Games Athens 2004 S.A..
Prior to his appointment as advisor to the Minister, he worked in the financial advisory sector, where he was involved in a number of projects in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, company valuations, financial restructuring and project finance. Mr. Korres is currently member of the board of directors of Hellenic Olympic Properties S.A., the company responsible for the exploitation of the Olympic venues.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business and a Master's degree in Finance from the University of London.