Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou

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Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou
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Θεοδωρος Τσορμπατζογλου

(1972-02-04) February 4, 1972 (age 48)
Nationality Greece
OccupationBusinessman, ECU Secretary General, Secretary of FIDE Events Commission
TitleFIDE Master (1987), FIDE Chess Trainer (2010), FIDE International Organizer (2011)

Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou (Greek: Θεοδωρος Τσορμπατζογλου) is the Secretary General of the European Chess Union[1] and Secretary of FIDE Events Commission.[2] He was born in 1972 in Thessaloniki. Tsorbatzoglou was elected ECU Secretary General in 2014, and is FIDE Commissions Member since 2006. He is also a businessman in engineering, tourism and real estate sectors. He is married since 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

Tsorbatzoglou was born in Thessaloniki in 1972. His family roots coming from Izmir (Smirni) and Istanbul (Konstantinopouli) from where his grandparents moved to Thessaloniki. He completed master's degree of Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and obtained a Paper in Business Administration. Serving in Hellenic Army 1996-1998 he got a Diploma in "Hermes" Telecommunication System. (NATO's communication system). Tsorbatzoglou has a Certificate in E-Trade & Internet Marketing, with Special Training for European Union Programs and Funds [3]). He is fluent in Greek and English, and has fair knowledge in Russian.

Business career[edit]

From 1996-2004 Tsorbatzoglou had been working as an Engineer in Studies, at Supervisions in Constructions Programs. In the same time, he was trying his hand as a Consultant on EU Educational & Funding Projects (Instructor in European Training Programs, 1998-2002. Later on he performed as an E-Marketing and Conference Manager in Tourism sector (2003-2008). In 2008 he had been working as a Co- Producer and Host in Sports Educational TV Show Games Festival. In 2004 he established Event Consulting Co, a Marketing & Event Management Company. Until then Tsorbatzoglou organized more than 50 events, among which scientific conferences, corporate events, various sports events and a number of International Chess Events and World Championships. In 2005 he started a huge annual event with the brand name Games Festival.[4][5] In 2013 he established Event Properties, a Real Estate Agency which is still developing and facing the new professional challenges.[6]

Sports & Chess Career[edit]

Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou made his first step in chess at the age of 8. At the moment he is a former chess player and FIDE Master. He was a member of various Greek Chess National Teams during his chess career which ended in 1993. Tsorbatzoglou retired from a professional chess career and started working as a chess trainer. Later on he obtained a FIDE Chess Trainer title (2010) as crown of his trainers career. In 2008 he was appointed an Executive Vice President of Galaxias Sports & Cultural Club, and he is performing this duty ever since. Galaxias Sports & Cultural Club is a 6.000 m2 space of own Sports and Cultural facilities, including Volleyball Basketball, Chess Teams and Academies. Since 2006 he was a Member of FIDE Commissions, and in 2010 he became a Secretary of FIDE Events Commission. During the previous mandate he was a Board Member of the European Chess Union, and in 2014 he was elected ECU Secretary General.[7]

Social actions[edit]

During the wars in ex Yugoslavia, Tsorbatzoglou had an active role through his family in providing humanitarian help to people suffering from war consequences. He organized summer camps in Halkidiki, Greece for kids who were living in the war zones.


  1. ^ "European Chess Union". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ "FIDE Events Commission". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  3. ^ "European Parliament-20 Years Single Market Launch Event". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Games Festival Youtube". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Games Festival Youtube". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Events Properties Official Website". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Results of ECU elections". FIDE. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2015.

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