Speaking to Greek Reporter from New York City, Notis Mitarakis said he has a tough job as Greece’s deputy Minister of Development and Competitiveness but he hopes to reverse the negative image of the country and bring in foreign investments.
Talking on the strengths of the crisis-hit Greece he said that the selling points of his presentation to potential investors in the US include the country’s geopolitical position, the new fast-track law which allows investors to set up corporations faster, and another new law which allows foreigners who invest in real estate to obtain resident permits.
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Notis Mitarachi was appointed Vice Minister of Development on June 21, 2012. He was elected Member of the Hellenic Parliament in May 2012 and was re-elected in June 2012.
Mr. Mitarachi’s most recent appointments, as of July and August 2012, include Alternate Governor of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Governor of the Board of Governors of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank. On November 30, the Prime Minister appointed Mr Mitarachi, as Chairman of Interministerial Committee for Investment & International Trade.
Mitarachi holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in Industrial Relations from Oxford University and a BSc degree in Business Administration with Distinction from The American College of Greece. He is also, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a CFA Charter holder. He was born in Athens in 1972.