Government Financial Transparency, Accountability, & the European Economic Crisis: Paths to Prosperity
(29-30 April 2016, Los Angeles, CA)
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THEOHARIS, Haris (Member of Hellenic Parliament)
Mr. Theoharis was elected MP for the first time to the Greek parliament in January 2015. He is a member of the Financial Policy Committee, and a member of two parliamentary committees; the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, and the Committee on the Financial Statement and the General Balance Sheet and on the implementation of the State Budget. He previously served as spokesperson and MP of the centrist political party To Potami. He is also a member of the Greece-Israel Friendship Parliamentary Committee. Mr. Theoharis represents the Athens B constituency and has submitted a significant number of parliamentary questions on economic and financial policy and public administration issues. He served as a Secretary General for Information Systems (2011-2012) and as a Secretary General for Public Revenues (2013-2014), when he reorganized the agency and succeeded in meeting budget revenues and producing a fiscal surplus. He launched as a platform to set clear objectives, increase transparency and civic control over Public Administration. Mr. Theoharis holds a MEng (Hon) in Software Engineering-First Class from Imperial College, London and prior to his state tenures he has worked for over a decade as a senior business consultant in the private sector in Greece and abroad. He was born in Athens in 1970.
TOPIC: Perspectives from Greek Leadership on Western Democracy Government Transparency and the Path to Prosperity
Recommended Readings:
* USC Summit Presentation: Strategies for Reforming Financial Transparency and Professionalizing Senior Minister Positions
Video clip (30 April 2016)
Video clip of Q&A Session (30 April 2016)