Konstantinos Skrekas was born on 14 March 1973. His family roots are in Megarhi, Trikala. He is married to Eirini Karagouni and he is the father of two daughters, Alexandra and Sophia.
He obtained his degree in Civil Engineering from the Civil Engineering Department of the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 1997 to 1999 he fulfilled his military service with honors as a reserve officer of the Greek Army. In 2000 he completed his MSc in Construction Management at the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Birmingham, England.
He speaks English and has a basic knowledge of Italian and French.
During his first degree He completed his dissertation with the title of "Recovery-Recycling of Plastic Waste". He is also the author of "The Use of Value Management Methodology for the Development of a Business Plan" which was written during his postgraduate studies. He has also written articles which have been published on Greek economic websites and in magazines. He has participated in several international conferences on subjects: Negotiations, Strategic Management, and Global Marketing Management.
During his studies he represented his fellow-students as a member of the Senate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and as a member of the Deanery of the Polytechnic School. In 1994 he was elected President of the Civil Engineers' Student Society of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
After completing his studies, he worked in the private sector. First he worked as a Business Development Manager. In 2001 he co-founded a company operating in the FMCG sector (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) where he was the CEO for 12 years.
In 2012 he was, for the first time, candidate in the general elections of 6 May and he was elected as a Member of the Greek Parliament for the Constituency of Trikala with the New Democracy Party. He was re-elected in the general elections of 17 June. In the Greek Parliament he has been a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the Standing Committee on Production and Trade, and the Special Permanent Committee on Research and Technology.
On 31 October 2014 he was appointed Minister of Development and Competitiveness.