Born in 1956 in Athens, Greece, Makis Papageorgiou graduated from the Experimental School of the University of Athens (Peiramatiko) and obtained a Law Degree from the University of Thessaloniki. After a degree in Business Administration he obtained an MBA from Bentley University in Boston, Ma., USA.
Prior to his appointment as Managing Director of Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) SA in December 2005, he worked for more than ten years in several senior positions and as General Manager in various companies of the private sector in Greece and abroad mainly within the auto industry and the publishing and retail industry.
From June 2004 till December 2005 he was the Managing Director of Suburban Railroad SA. He joined DEPA in December 2005 as Managing Director and from May 31, 2006 until December 16, 2009 as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO.
From 2010 he worked as a consultant for Business Investments.
He served as Deputy Section Head for Energy within the political party of New Democracy and on June 21 2012 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.
Makis Papageorgiou is a father of four children. He is fluent in English and during his leisure time he enjoys sports, cinema and theatre.