Experienced economist appointed Greek PM’s chief adviser


Alexis Patelis, an experienced economist is to undertake the role of chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, it was announced on Monday.

Patelis secured a doctorate in economics from Princeton University where he studied under the former Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke after post-graduate studies in the UK.

His professional experience involves 27 years as an economist and banking analyst in London, New York and Athens.

Patelis is to advise the premier on issues of economic policy and act as a point of liaison between him and international investors, Mitsotakis' office said.