Following diverse political positions in Germany, Mr Jorgo Chatzimarkakis was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2014 (ITRE, ECON, CONT). He was then appointed Ambassador-at-Large for the Greek government during the financial crisis. Since 2016, he is Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe, the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.
Mr Chatzimarkakis was born in Duisburg, Germany. He holds German and Greek nationality, and a degree in Political Science from the University of Bonn.