Ambassador George E. Krimpas took up his post as Permanent Representative of Greece to the OECD on 8 July 2015.
Mr. Krimpas was born in 1936 in Athens, Greece. He became a Fulbright Scholar in 1955 at the University of Texas and graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. In that same year he became a research student, and later a Leverhulme Scholar and Research Assistant at the London School of Economics. He subsequently worked at the University of Glasgow and the Centre of Economic Planning and Research in Athens.
In 1967, Mr. Krimpas joined the Department of Economics at Brunel University in London as a Research Fellow and Lecturer, and later became Director of Post-Graduate Studies and University Reader. In 1974 he received his Ph.D. in economics from Brunel University.
In 1977, Mr. Krimpas returned to Greece as Professor of Political Economy at the University of Athens. In 1982 he was made Chairman of its Department of Economics. In 1985, he was appointed Vice‑Rector and in 1988 Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Politics. In parallel to these responsibilities, Mr. Krimpas served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Senate. He was Director of the university's Political Economy Section from 2000 until his appointment as Permanent Representative of Greece to the OECD in 2001.
Prior to his recent nomination as Permanent Representative of Greece to the OECD, Mr. Krimpas was the Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Athens, whilst also teaching at UADPhilEcon, the University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economics.
Ambassador Krimpas has a son and a daughter and two grandchildren.