Ms. Tina Birmpili is a former Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change in Greece. Prior to joining the Ozone Secretariat in 2013, Ms. Birmpili had completed her assignment as Ambassador of Greece to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Throughout her career, which included assignments with the Athens Development Agency, the Open University of Greece and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in different capacities, Ms. Birmpili has been engaged in substantive issues related to environment and sustainable development. During her tenure at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs initially as Special Advisor, Counselor and most recently as Ambassador, she represented Greece in a broad spectrum of international governance and policy related processes. These include the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Pan-European meetings and Greece's participation in international environment-related conventions.
Ms. Birmpili's academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Athens, a Master of Science in Environmental Technology and a Ph.D in Environmental Management and Economics from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London.