Olga Kefalogianni

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Olga Kefalogianni
Όλγα Κεφαλογιάννη
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Minister of Tourism
In office
21 June 2012 – 27 January 2015
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Preceded by Tatiana Karapanagioti (Culture and Tourism)
Succeeded by Giorgos Stathakis (Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism)
Personal details
Born (1975-04-29) 29 April 1975 (age 41)
Athens, Greece
Political party New Democracy
Spouse(s) Manos Pentheroudakis
Alma mater University of Athens
King's College London
Tufts University

Olga Kefalogianni (Greek: Όλγα Κεφαλογιάννη; born 29 April 1975 in Athens) is a Greek politician who served as Minister of Tourism of the Greek government from 2012 to 2015. She was appointed in this position by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in June 2012. She is a Member of Parliament, representing the New Democracy party. She has been elected two times in the Cretan prefecture of Rethymno in the 2007 and 2009 general elections. In the 6 May 2012 elections, she was voted in the first position as Member of Parliament for the prestigious first district of Athens constituency. She was re-elected in the same position in the 17 June 2012 elections, and again in January 2015. She is the daughter of former minister and member of parliament, the late Ioannis Kefalogiannis. She is married to Greek businessman Manos Pentheroudakis.

She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1997. She holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Commercial and Business Law from King's College London (1998). In 2006 she earned a second Master's degree in International Affairs from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.[1]

She has written a book titled "The role of the European Union on the Cyprus issue".


  1. ^ "Personal CV" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-03-01. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tatiana Karapanagioti
as Minister of Culture and Tourism
Minister of Tourism
Succeeded by
Giorgos Stathakis
as Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism