Christina Papaconstantinou is a graduate from the Law School of the University of Athens and holds a master’s degree (LLM) in European Community Law from the University of London. She has long and wide-ranging professional experience in the public and private sectors.
From 2012 to 2014, Ms Papaconstantinou served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance and as Secretary General of Fiscal Policy at the General Accounting Office. In that capacity, she participated in the negotiations in the context of the economic adjustment programmes for Greece.
She has represented Greece at the ECOFIN Council of the European Union (EU), in OECD high-level groups and OECD Ministerial Council Meetings (as alternate), in working groups of the EU Economic and Financial Committee (Task Force on Coordinated Action, Subcommittee on Statistics), the EU Financial Services Committee (FSC) and in the Financial Services Working Group of the EU Council. She was a member of the executive committee of the Government Council for Private Debt Management and of the Financial Stability Board (FSB). She was also a member of the Greek team that negotiated the 2012 PSI, of the EFSF loan agreement monitoring team and of the team coordinating the implementation of the economic adjustment programmes for Greece.
Ms Papaconstantinou was research associate at the Economic Research and Analysis Unit of the Council of Economic Advisors, Ministry of Finance; advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office; Financial Services Counsellor to the Economic and Financial Unit of the Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union; and legal advisor to the European Affairs Department of Emporiki Bank.
She has also worked as an external consultant on matters of state aid, fiscal management, EU company and competition law and has participated as an expert in IMF missions.
From 2017 to 2021, Ms Papaconstantinou was the Chair of the Board of Directors of PQH Single Special Liquidation S.A. Also, from 2019 to 2021, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission. Since 2020, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Athens Concert Hall Organisation.
She has extensive experience in structural reform monitoring and economic policy coordination and specialises in fiscal policy, financial services, state aid, credit institution liquidation and non-performing loans.