Energy ministry appoints new secretary general

The Environment and Energy Ministry has appointed a new secretary general, Mihalis Veriopoulos, it has just announced, confirming a previous energypress report.

Veriopoulos, a civil engineer, holds an MBA, and is also managing director of PPC Renewables, a subsidiary of main power utility PPC. He succeeds Apostolos Alexopoulos, who resigned from his post last month.

Alexopoulos’s powers at the ministry had been diminished following the appointment of Panos Skourletis as Energy Minister last summer, just prior to September’s snap elections, the second to be held this year.