Rebecca Batmanoglou

Head of the Directorate of Planning and Forest Policy
Ministry of Environment and Energy

Ms Rebecca Batmanoglou holds a degree in Chemistry from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.

She is employed at the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece since 1982, and has held positions in different sectors and departments of the Ministry.

In 2005, she became Head of the Department for General Environmental Issues of the Environmental Planning Directorate. Until 2014 she worked on the environmental licensing of various projects and activities. She has significant experience in the subject of environmental permits for investment projects, in the fields of tourism, mining, aquaculture, etc.

She is highly knowledgeable of all the relevant aspects of the Greek Environmental Legislation. She was member of the team which issued Law 4014/2011 for environmental licensing procedures, and participated in the development of all the relevant Ministerial Decisions that have been issued for the implementation of this Law.

From 2014 till August 2015 she was Head of the Directorate of Biodiversity Protection, Soil and Waste Management of the Ministry. From September 2015 till January 2019 she was Head of the Directorate of Climate Change and Air Quality of the Ministry and currently she is Director of the Directorate of Planning and Forest Policy of the Ministry.

She was also member of the team that developed the “National Policy for the exploitation of Mineral Resources” (2012), the “National Adaptation Strategy” (2016), the “National Energy and Climate Plan”, etc.

Mrs. Batmanoglou has also written and presented many studies in conferences, educational programs and seminars.

She speaks English fluently.