George Kasapidis

George Kasapidis

George Kasapidis

George Kasapidis was born in Kozani in 1971. He is an Agronomist graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics.

He was a founding member of the Aristotle University Graduate Students’ Association since 1999. He joined the Agricultural Association of Kozani in 2000 and Consumer Protection Centre of Kozani in 2002. In 2002 he started working as a self -employed agronomist and producer of aromatic and medicinal plants and essential oils. In 2003 he was elected majoritarian Regional councilor and from 2004 he is elected Member of the Parliament for Kozani with New Democracy party until 2019, when he was elected Regional Governor of Western Macedonia.

In 2004 he introduced to Greece and piloted the first plantation of roses and lavender in the prefecture of Kozani. He founded the Cooperative of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants of Voio. He twice served as the Head of Rural Development Policy Division of the New Democracy party. He has been married since 2015 with Katerina Diou, an employee of the Rural Economy Department of the Region of Western Macedonia.