Alexandros P. Mallias became ambassador of Greece to the United States on Oct. 3rd, 2005.
Ambassador Mallias previously served as chairman of the Coordinating Committee for the Greek EU presidency's program for the Balkans (2002-03), director of the A3 South Eastern Europe (Balkan Affairs) Department (2000-present), national coordinator at the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe (2002-03), and ambassador to Albania (1999-2002).
In 1995, he served as head of division for Bulgaria and Romania at the Department for Balkan Affairs, during which time he was appointed the first head of mission at the Liaison Office of the Hellenic Republic in Skopje. In addition, he served as head of the European Community Monitor Mission Regional Office in Sofia, deputy director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Foreign Minister, and first counselor for political affairs at the Greek Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 1989 to 1993.
Ambassador Mallias was also involved with the Greek Delegation to the Charter of Paris for a New Europe (CSCE), serving as head of the delegation in 1990. From 1984 to 1986, he served with the Middle East Department, the General Inspection, the West Europe Department and the Cabinet of the Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry. In 1982, he was posted to the Greek Embassy in Tripoli, and two years later, promoted to first secretary. After joining the Foreign Service in 1976, he served as head of unit for the Council of Europe as an attache and later as third secretary in the Department for International Organizations (1976-78), as well as deputy to the Greek permanent representative to the Council of Europe, where he was promoted to second secretary (1978-82).
Ambassador Mallias holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Athens. During the dictatorship in Greece, he actively participated in the students' movement for freedom and democracy. He also studied political science at the University of Geneva and holds a post-graduate certificate from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Europeennes.
He speaks English, French, Slav-Macedonian (spoken) and Albanian (basic).