Michael Thomadakis is the Strategy & Development Division Director of DESFA. Formerly, he was the Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of RAE from 2005 to 2015, responsible for Gas and International Affairs, member of the BoR of ACER and the CEER General Assembly until 2015 and member of the Board of Appeal of ACER since November 2016.
He has extensive personal involvement in the development of the gas legislation as well as the regulatory framework of the Greek gas market for the last 20 years, and was deeply involved in the corresponding developments in South East Europe, in particular in the development of the regulatory framework for several gas infrastructure projects related to the Southern Gas Corridor, such as TAP, IGB and IGI.
He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from National Technical University of Athens and a PhD from the same University and started his off-academic carrier in DEPA, were he worked from the onset of the gas industry in Greece and for 7 years, as the contractual administrator of the Gas Procurement contracts from Russia (pipeline) and Algeria (LNG), the LNG transportation contracts, the development of underground gas storage, the derivation of transportation tariffs and on the establishment of the Gas Distribution Companies in Greece. He is the author of more than 30 papers and invited lecturer in many events of the energy industry worldwide.