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He served in the Hellenic Police for 30 years, retiring in 2012 as Brigadier General. He has been working on issues of irregular migration and border management since 1995.
He represented Greece in several fora. He was the Chairman of the CIREFI Working Group during the Greek Presidency of the EU in 2003.
He joined Frontex upon its beginning in October 2005, in the Operations Unit / Land Border Sector. He worked there on organizing and implementing joint operations in different Member-States, as project manager or member of project teams, later on responsible for the horizontal coordination of the operational activities coordinated by Frontex at the external borders of the Member States.
He was nominated as the Frontex Coordinating Officer for the operation RABITS which took place in Greece between November 2010 and March 2011.
Since August 2011 he is appointed as the Head of the Frontex Liaison Office in Piraeus, Greece, recently transformed to FLO/EURTF.