In March 2004, Panos Leivadas was appointed Secretary General of Information by the Greek Prime Minister, Costas Karamanlis, and the Minister of State, Theodoros Roussopoulos. Among other duties, he is in charge of Greece's communications strategy abroad.
Born in Athens in 1964, he graduated from the Athens College. He studied Business Administration and Political Science at Hofstra University, New York, and at the University of Florida, Florida. While in college, he interned at the U.S. Senate and was elected Senator as well as Minority Leader in the University Senate, at the University of Florida. He has worked in the private business sector both in the States and Greece.
In 1997, he graduated with a Master's of Science in Electoral Sociology, from the University of Athens; in 1998, he registered as a PhD student. His Doctorate thesis, submitted for approval, is titled A Synthetic Interpretation Model of Electoral Behavior. He has published extensively on analysis of social studies, polling, economic analysis, political theory, and issues of globalization. He served as elected representative for the Political Science and Sociology Graduate Program, at the University of Athens.