Deputy Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy



Mr Ioannis Pappas was born in Rhodes in 1968. He is an Economist and Corporate Development Consultant. He is a graduate of the School of Business Administration, specializing in the Agricultural Sector, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as a graduate of the Economics and Political Sciences Department of the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

He was elected Member of Parliament for the Dodecanese in 2012 and 2019.

He served as Member of the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice, Member of the Special Permanent Committee on Greeks Abroad and Member of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups: Australia, Italy, Poland.

He worked as an executive and manager for many years in companies in the telecommunications industry.

For 11 consecutive years he was a senior executive of "Pegasus Publishing S.A.".

Since 2012 he has been a Corporate Development Consultant at Parapolitika Group.

At the same time, it is active in the field of mass catering.

During his student years he was initially a member of the DAP-NDFK and then of the Executive Bureau of the ONNED.

He is also a founding member of LEO Rhodes, Member of the Rhodes Association of Attica, Volunteer and Member of the Rhodes Cancer Support Association and Member of the Board of Directors of Kolossos BC.

He speaks English and is married with two children.

On 26 June 2023 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.