Maria Syrengela
Deputy Minister for Demography & Family Policy & Gender Equality, Hellenic Republic

Maria Syregela is the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, responsible for Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality.

She was Secretary General of Family Policy and Gender Equality from July 2019 until January 2021 and is Vice President of the Women of the European People's Party (EPPWomen). She has also been vice president of KETHI (Center for Equality Research) from 2013 until March 2015.

Former Vice-President of the YEPP (Youth of the European People's Party), from 2001 to 2005 and YEPP Representative in the Western Balkan Democracy Initiative and the Southeastern European Forum, at the same time.

Former member of the Executive Bureau of ONNED (youth organisation of Nea Demokratia, political party), in charge of International Relations, from 2001 until 2004 and in the Central Committee from 1998 until 2005.

Candidate with New Democracy in the 2004 European Elections.

Graduate of Philosophy School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration for Executives of the Athens University of Economy and Business (AUEB) and thesis in Policy and Strategy of New Public Management.

Maria Syregela has served in key positions, both in private and public sectors, specializing in human resources.

Member of the Economic Chamber of Greece. She speaks English, French and Turkish.

Married to Fotis Kyriakopoulos, Civil Engineer and mother of two children, Vasilis and Konstantinos.