Dr. Michalis Peglis is Senior Policy Advisor to the President of Nea Demokratia and Leader of the Opposition in Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis. His field of expertise is boosting economic growth and structural reforms’ implementation. Prior to this he served as deputy director for EU and International Affairs at the office of the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (2012-2014), where monitored the implementation of the adjustment programme of Greece in cooperation with the Troika institutions. He holds a Ph.D. in European Political Parties from the University of Macedonia, a masters degree on Public Administration and Public Policy from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelors degree with distinction on Political Science and International Relations. He has worked in the private sector as entrepreneur in e-commerce and real estate for over 15 years.