Christos Papageorgiou

Christos Papageorgiou

Mining and Metallurgical Engineer at Public Power Corporation S.A.

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30 Chalkokondyli Str, Athens, Attica, Greece
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+30 21 0522 5346

last updated 10/29/2017

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Director - West Macedonia Lignite Center

Head - Worksites

Professor of Mining Courses In the Mines Gaffer Department - Euclid Technical School of Thessaloniki


Valtadorio high school of Kozani


Member - Permanent Energy Commission

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Christos Papageorgiou, Member
Christos Papageorgiou has served as a Director of the West Macedonia Lignite Center (WMLC) of Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC S.A.) from Sep 2000 to Mar 2006. He then moved on to assume the position of the Director of the Project Team of Mines Development in WMLC, from Apr 2006 to Dec 2010. He was recruited in PPC S.A., in WMLC, in Jul 1979 as a Mining & Metallurgical Engineer, serving thus WMLC for 31 ½ years in total. He was occupied with the opening, operation and development of the South Field Mine, which is the biggest lignite surface mine in the Balkans region and one of the biggest of this kind globally, for 21 years, out of which 14 as the South Field Mine Director (Sep 1986 - Aug 2000). During the period 2001 - 2005 of his service as the WMLC Director, the personnel of WMLC consisted of approximately 5.150 employees. Moreover, during the same period, the biggest average annual total volume of excavations in history with the use of own (WMLC) equipment (217.4 mil bcm / year), the highest lignite production (53.7 mil tons / year), as well as the biggest quantity of electricity produced from lignite by the 4 power plants of PPC in Ptolemaida - Amyntaio region, which covered 55.5% of the total electricity to the country's linked grid was recorded. During his service in the WMLC lignite mines, Christos developed intense professional activity, characterized by the development, submission and implementation of technical suggestions for the solution of the problems related to the development and the formation of the overall mines' excavations and exploitation strategy (MINE MASTER PLAN). Christos was born in Mikrovalto, Kozani (1953). He graduated from Valtadorio high school of Kozani (1971) and from the faculty of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (1971 - 1976). He served his 30 - month military duty as a Reservist Lieutenant Captain - and more specifically as the Head of Worksites (quarries - road construction) of the Composite Reconstruction Unit in the prefectures of Kilkis and Evros in northern Greece, as well as of the Technical Office of the 113th Battle Wing of the Greek Military Air Force. Furthermore, he has worked as a professor of mining courses in the Mines Gaffer Department of the Euclid Technical School of Thessaloniki (Jan 1978 - Jun 1979). Christos was elected as a member of the Local Managing Committee (1985) and of the Delegation of the regional department of the Technical Chamber of Greece in Western Macedonia (2000 and 2003). He has also served, after his retirement, as a member of the Permanent Energy Commission of the regional department of the Technical Chamber in Western Macedonia. He speaks English. He is married and has two children and two grandsons.

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