Mr Saramandis is Principal Administrator in charge of Digital for Development within the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission.
Mr Saramandis he has been working at the European Commission on uninterrupted assignments since 1986.
At the beginning of his career, he served in the Directorate-Generals for Agriculture, External Relations and Regional Policies. From 1992 to 2002, he was appointed Member of the Private Office of the European Commissioner for Environment, Nuclear Safety and Fisheries. He then worked at the General Secretariat on the relations between the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions, and served at the European Union Delegation in Mauritania as Economic Adviser (1997-1999), before joining in 2000 Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs (focus: Social Inclusion programme and European Social Funds). From 2002 to 2010, he returned at the Directorate-General for Regional Policies, where he was responsible for the coordination on issues related to the Outermost regions, and with Policy conception and economic analyses as well as for the Accession Negotiations of Bulgaria.
Before joining the European Commission, Mr Saramandis graduated from the College of Europe in Bruges (Diploma of High European Economics Studies) and the University of Aix-Marseille III (Licence in Applied Economics and Maîtrise in International Trade).
Who is the Conference for?
Government decision makers and strategists from countries implementing national e-Governance strategies,
Donor organisations supporting development of open, transparent and efficient governance practices via IT solutions
Companies developing e-Governance applications and assisting governments with their implementation