Dimitris Diathesopoulos

Dimitris Diathessopoulos was born in Piraeus on 7/6/1947. He is married to Cleopatra Papadopoulou, lawyer, and he is father of two children, Michael and Thalia. STUDIES Graduate of Law School, University of AthensHe speaks English SOCIAL ACTIVITIES 163–1965 Secretary General and President of the Youth Cultural Association of Piraeus 1963 -1984 Member of Piraeus Cinema Club and 1976 – 1980 Vice President of the Board 1978 -1979 Secretary General of the ‘Young Lawyers of Piraeus Association’ 1979 – 1984 President of the ‘Young Lawyers of Piraeus Association’ 1965 – 1967 Board Member of ‘THEMIS- Athens Law School Students Association’ 1966 -1967 President of the Second Year of Law School, University of Athens 1966 -1967 Secretary General of the DESPA – Athens University Associations Steering Committee 1984 – 1992 Member & Vice President of the Board of the ‘Cultural Association of Lamyra Community’ in Andros 1982 – 1985 Board Member of ‘METAXA’ anticancer Hospital

SPORTS CAREER 1962 – 1965 Volleyball athlete of the club ‘ Piraikos Association’ 1965 -1967 Basic Volleyball team member, Athens University 1971 – 1984 Water Polo Referee - First National Category 1978 – 1984 Water Polo International Referee in LEN (European Swimming Federation) and FINA (International Swimming Federation) 1974 – 1980 Secretary General of National Water Polo Referees Association - PASDY 1984 -1990 President of the Hellenic Swimming Federation 1990 – 1993 Board Member of the Hellenic Swimming Federation 1994 to date President of the Hellenic Swimming Federation 1988 -1992 Secretary General of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and member of IOA Ephoria 1990 – 1994 Bureau member of LEN and head of the Bureau of Water Polo 1990 -1991 Member of the Executive Committee of the Mediterranean Games ‘Athens 1991’ 1989 – 1990 Chairman of the Executive Committee of the European Swimming Games 1991 1989 -1991 Board Member of the ‘Athens ‘96’ Organization 1996 to date Member of TWPC FINA 2009 to date President of the Executive Committee of the Aquatics International Commission 1982 -1989 Member of the Legislative Committee of the General Secretariat of Sports 1993 – 1996 Vice President of COMEN (Confederation of Mediterranean Swimming Federations) 1992 -1996 Athletic Judge of Volleyball TAP 1982 – 1985 Chairman of the Board of EKIP (National Sailing Centre of Piraeus) 1993 – 1996 Chairman of the Board of EAKKA (National Swimming Centre of Athens) 1997 – 2004 Secretary General of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and member of the IOA Ephoria 1998 -2005 Member of the Organizing Committee ‘Athens 2004’ 1999 – 2000 Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the World Swimming Championships (Athens 16 – 19 /3/2000) 2004 to date Member of the LEN Bureau PROFESSIONAL STATUS Layer in the Supreme Court Member of the Piraeus Bar Association since 1978 INVOLVEMENT IN POLITICS 1964 – 1967 Member of the EDIK political party youth 1976 Membership in the political party PASOK 1978 – 1982 Member and Secretary General of the Lawyers Steering Committee of the Piraeus Sectoral Organisation – PASOK 1982 – 1984 Member of the PASOK legal, policies and economic scientists department 1980 – 1983 Member of PASOK Sports Commission 1983 -1987 Deputy Secretary of the PASOK Sports Commission 1987 -1990 Member and Deputy Secretary of the PASOK Culture & Sports sector 1990 to date Member of the PASOK Sport sector 1983 – 1988 Member of PASOK Legal Support Office 1982- 1986 Associate of the General Secretariat of Sports and member of several of its commissions 1994 – 1998 Elected County Council of Southeast Athens – Piraeus 1995 – 1996 Chairman of Piraeus District Council