Georgios Kaminis was elected Mayor of Athens in November 2010 and re-elected to a second term in May 2014. Prior to his election as Mayor of Athens, Mr. Kaminis served as Greek Ombudsman. From 1998 to May 2003, he was Deputy Ombudsman for Human Rights at the Greek Ombudsman. In 2003, he was unanimously elected Greek Ombudsman by the Greek Parliament, and he was re-elected for a second term in 2007. In August 2010, Mr. Kaminis resigned from the post of the Greek Ombudsman in order to stand as an independent mayoral candidate for the City of Athens. In the 1990s, Mr. Kaminis worked as a lecturer and assistant professor of constitutional law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Athens. Mr. Kaminis studied law at the University of Athens, and holds a doctoral degree (Doctorat d’ Etat) from the University of Paris I. He was born in New York City and he has also lived in Osaka, Paris, Madrid and Heidelberg. In addition to his native Greek language, he speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and German. Mr. Kaminis is married and has two children.
Updated June 2015