Georgios Leventakis (PhD – MBA – MSc) is a qualified Security Expert. He holds a PhD in the area of Risk Assessment Modeling in Critical Infrastructure
(CI) Protection, an MBA, and an MSc in Risk Management. He has 22 years of professional experience in the public sector, of which 16 years are in security management. He has participated in several National, European, and International projects and initiatives, regarding physical security of critical infrastructures, border management (land and sea border surveillance), and civil protection/homeland security technology and operations. He has also participated in tender procedures for complex security systems, including command and control and decision support systems.
His research interests include social media platforms in community policing, risk assessment modelling in CI protection, smart borders applications and tools, and integrated border management solutions. Since 2006, he was the scientific coordinator of the Center for Security Studies – the Scientific, Advisory and Research Center of the Hellenic Ministry of Interior (KEMEA) – and participated in various European programmes funded by the European Commission. He has participated as senior researcher in more than 45 EU research projects, has authored several academic papers published in relevant journals, and has presented them at academic conferences.
Dr. Leventakis has worked and collaborated with many public safety and security agencies in Greece and abroad; from the execution phase of the Risk Management Program for the SYDNEY 2000 Olympic Games, the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games Security Program, till more recently on the study carried out under the auspices of the Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection in the field of “Integrated Surveillance and Security System of Land and Sea Borders of Greece” – budget of € 60 million – and the design and development of National Table Top and Operational Readiness Exercises.
He has been involved in the development of Threat Assessment and Vulnerability Assessment Studies, Operational Security Plans and Emergency Response Plans and Procedures, for the Protection of Vital Infrastructures and Governmental Buildings in Greece and EU.
Currently he has been assigned as Head of Division at the Civil Emergency Planning and Civil Protection division, within the Hellenic Parliament.