(Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection)
Athanasios Papaioannou is the President of ASEP (Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection).
He was born in Piraeus, Greece in 1964 and graduated from the Law School of Athens.
He has a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in Commercial and Labor Law from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. His PhD thesis focused on the “Employer’s Obligation to Bargain Before Collective Redundancies.” Papaioannou has been a lawyer in Athens since 1990 and has worked as a scientific associate and coordinator at the Economic and Social Committee of Greece. From October 2009 to March 2015, he served as the Secretary General of the Parliament. In July 2016, he became the Vice-President of ASEP and in June 2021, he was appointed as the President of ASEP. He has written eight books and many articles on labor law, human rights, and the legal-political systems of the USA and the UK. He has taught labor law at the Greek Police Officers’ School, European law at the TEI of Athens, and an introduction to the Greek administrative system at the Hellenic Open University. He is fluent in English and French.