Dr. Emmanuel Alexandrakis

Health Economy Global Strategist

As Health Economy Global Strategist at WifOR Institute, Dr. Emmanuel Alexandrakis is responsible for promoting the Institute’s Health Economy approach internationally amongst public and private stakeholders as well as fostering a new understanding of health.

This entails engaging with high-level government officials, associations, and multiple other stakeholders to make evident the benefits of adopting policies that consolidate economic and health goals. With over 30 years of professional experience as an economist and extensive university-level teaching, Dr. Alexandrakis has a combined managerial, research, public policy, and strategy analysis background, with a specialized focus on the Health Economy. He has served as a Senior Advisor to the Hellenic Parliament with a focus on the Economic Adjustment Program for Greece and issues related to fiscal policies and legislation, in the process participating in several high-level committees within Greece and the EU. He has also occupied several positions in government, including the Special State Secretary of Tourism Development, the CEO of the Greek State Healthcare Organization for Seamen, and Scientific Advisor to the Economic and Social Council for Greece. Previously, Dr. Alexandrakis has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, health tourism, and the insurance sectors. His current work specializes in the Health Economy, innovation, and economic development.

Academic Background

Selected Professional Engagements

  • Member of the Audit Committee of the Hellenic Development Bank (current)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee, G20 Health & Development Partnership (current)
  • Executive Member, BoD of the Archaeological Receipts and Expropriations Fund (ΤΑΠΑ)
  • Member of the Expert Review Board, WHO – European Office for Investment for Health and Development for Health Economy
  • Expert in the Support for the Development of the Policy Dialog and Advice Programme of the Republic of Kazakhstan (PDAP)
  •  Member of the EU-MED Working Group for the “Development of an Industrial and Entrepreneurial Base”
  • Member of the BoD of the Hellenic Alumina Industry (ΕΛΒΑ ΑΕ)
  • Coordinator of the Transportation PPP projects – Hellenic Ministry of Transportation
  • Vice President of the “Motorways of the Sea – Cross-European Transportation Networks” Committee of the Hellenic Ministry of Maritime