Dr Petros Varelidis is Secretary General Natural Environment and Waters in the Ministry of Environment and Energy.
He has studied Chemical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, and has a PhD on composite materials and recycling.
He has also graduated from the department of business administration of the Athens University of Economics and Business.
Since 2009, he has served as a policy advisor of the political leadership in the ministry of Environment.
Since December of 2019, is representing Greece on the Bureau of the European Environment Agency.
From 2016 to 2021 he held the position of Director of the Organisation of Natural Environment and Climate Change (formerly named National Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development).
During 2005-2009 and 2013-2015 he served as an environment attache in the Permanent representation of Greece in the ΕU.
From 2012 to 2013, during the preparation of and the presidency of Cyprus of Council of the EU, he served as environment attache in the Permanent representation of Cyprus in EU.