Ministry of Development & Investments
Orestis Kavalakis is the Secretary General of Private Investments & PPPs. Before his appointment, he had served as special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Development & Investments, responsible for industry, trade and consumer protection. During his tenure he successfully handled major investment projects, e.g. Hellinikon Project, Elefsis Shipyards, Hellenic Sugar Industry etc.
The current portfolio of the General Secretariat of Private Investments & PPPs includes private and strategic investments as well as PPPs. Since his appointment in September 2020 as Secretary General 31 PPP projects of approximately EUR 4.7 bn. development cost have been approved by the inter-Ministerial Committee for PPPs, in a variety of sectors including roads, student accommodation, waste, transport, energy efficiency projects. Moreover 32 strategic investments in numerous sectors, such as tourism, energy, housing, R&D, data
centers have been approved by the inter-Ministerial Committee for Strategic Investments amounting up to approximately EUR 8 bn.
Orestis is a lawyer, holds degrees from both National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London and has gained extensive experience in commercial law, corporate restructurings and insolvency procedures.