George Tziallas has been the secretary-general for tourism policy and development in the Ministry of Tourism in Greece, since September 2015. He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (M.Sc.) from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA.
He has a twenty-five year professional experience in management consulting, specializing in the fields of planning, local and regional development, tourism development and planning, as well as in the management, monitoring and evaluation of EU programmes and projects of the CSFs and NSRF 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 in Greece and the EU.
George has worked in senior positions (general manager, senior expert) in management consulting firms in the private sector for more than twenty years, and was a member of the board of directors of the Hellenic Association of Management Consulting Firms (SESMA).
He has extensive experience in urban/regional planning and in strategic planning and has participated as expert in the implementation of studies in the fields of local and regional development, tourism development and planning, employment and labor market, economic development, education and training in Greece and abroad.
He has been the project manager/coordinator of large-scale technical assistance projects at national and EU level. He has gained good knowledge of the procedures in the Greek public administration, as well as of the EU Structural Funds context and the EU-funded Operational Programmes. Also, he has very strong experience in operational and strategic design, as well as in business process re-engineering and in ICT projects.