Vassilis Kaskarellis new Greek ambassador to US

Vassilis Kaskarellis has been appointed the new Greek ambassador to the United States. Born in Athens, Kaskarellis graduated from the universities of Athens and Thessaloniki, where he studied Economic and Political Sciences, as well as Law. His diplomatic career has been long, important and distinguished.
He started out as a young attaché in Athens, later serving in Ankara, Venice and Nicosia. In 1987, he was made chief of Greece’s military mission in West Berlin, as General Consul after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 2004, he was appointed Greece’s standing representative in the European Union. Kaskarellis is married with two sons.