Nikos Chardalias was appointed Secretary General for Civil Protection on 19th of July 2019. He was born in 1968, in Athens, Greece.
He studied Political Sciences and International Relations at Kent University (UK), specialising in Regional Development and European Integration.
He was elected for three consecutive 4-year periods (2003-2014) Mayor of the Municipality of Byron, Attica Region, Greece. He was President of the Association for the Protection and Development of Ymittos Mountain, Attica Region (2003-2014), President of the Civil Protection Committee at the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece – KEDE (2006-2012), and Executive Secretary at the Region of Central Greece (2014-2016). He is elected Regional Councilor at Attica Region.
He speaks English and French.