Greek Manpower Employment Organisation (OAED)
Elias Kikilias was born on February 7th 1963 in Piraeus, Greece.
Dr. Elias Kikilias holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Regional Economics, as well as a PhD in Economics. He has also performed doctoral research as a Visiting Scholar and Visiting Fellow in the University of Cambridge (UK). Moreover, he has earned two scholarships in Greece and a Research Fellowship (EU Scholarship and University of Cambridge).
Dr. Kikilias has been the Governor of the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) since December 2009. He has also been a senior researcher in the Instituteof Social Policy of the National Center for Social Research of Greece (EKKE) since 2003 and a commissioned visiting Professor at the postgraduate course at the Panteion University of Athens. Dr. Kikilias has been acted as Director General of the Greek National Institute of Labour from 1999 to 2002, Chairman and CEO of Human Resources Support Services SA. (Subsidiary to the Greek Manpower Organization-OAED) from 2002 to 2003 and commissioned Professor at the Graduate School of Public Administration from 2002 to 2004. What is more, he has been Commisioned Lecturer at the Panteion University of Athens from 1997 to 1998 and has given lectures at a number of universities in Europe. Dr. Kikilias has participated in numerous committees and high-level expert groups in Greece and abroad, including the “Employment Committee” and the “Social Protection Committee” of the Council of the European Union and the Management Board of the CEDEFOP.
Editor and co-editor of books and author of articles in the fields of labour market, employment policies, work organization, unemployment, ageing, poverty and social protection, Dr. Kikilias two most recent publications (among a selection of 29 publications since 2000) include: 1) “An Inquiry into the Correlates of Informal Economy and Undeclared Work”, Social Cohesion Bulletin, v.1, March 2009, Institute for Social Policy, National Center for Social Research and 2) "Trends, Features and Employment Prospects of the Tertiary Graduates in Greece”, Institute for Economic and Industrial Research, Athens.
Excellent knowledge of the English language, fair knowledge of German and basic knowledge of French.
Dr. Kikilias’ research interests include the fields of employment, unemployment and labour market policy and analysis as well as inequality, poverty and social exclusion and social policy.