Born in Athens, Hon. Elena Kountoura is the Minister for Tourism, Hellenic Republic. She was an eminent member of the Greek National Track & Field Team and holds a degree in Sports / University of Athens. Speaks English, French and Spanish.
Elected five times as member of the Hellenic Parliament (2004-2007 and 2009 with Nea Dimokratia Party) - removed in 2012 and continued independently as founding member of the ANEXARTITOI ELLINES (ANEL) movement. In the 2012 and 2015 elections she was elected in the first position of the "ANEL" ballot in Athens.
During that period, she was Secretary of the Movement's Parliamentary Group, was assigned with the overview of Tourism Affairs and she was a member of the Greek Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (member of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons and alternate member of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination). President of the "EUROPA DONNA HELLAS" foundation, supports Paralympic Volunteerism in Greece and since 2007 by decision of the Greek Government is Goodwill Ambassador for Social Volunteering.