The Special Secretary of the Ministry of National Defence, Kalliopi Papaleonida, is a graduate from the National Public Administration School and possesses a significant experience in the public sector for over a decade. She heads the services of the MoD’s Integrated Administrative Sector that is responsible for matters involving the civilian personnel of the Armed Forces.
Her selection reflects the government’s strategy to fill public staff posts based on high level typical and substantial qualifications. This strategy has recently adopted an institutional framework, upon the establishment of the new National Register of Public Administration Staff, which is expected to be fully operational within the following few months. It also confirms the shift towards highly qualified human resources, already working in the Public Sector, beginning with the filling of respective positions with graduates from the National Public Administration School.
Kalliopi Papaleonida is the second woman to assume such a position in the Ministry of National Defence, something that is connected with another strategic choice of the government, that is the promotion of women in the staff posts of the public sector.
The new Special Secretary of the Ministry of National Defence has been an executive of the Ministry of Employment, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity, as well as of the Secretariat General for the Coordination of the Governmental Work. Furthermore, she holds a Master’s Degree from the State and Public Policy Program from the Department of Political Science and Public Management of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Philosophy of the same University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Burgundy.
Kalliopi Papaleonida assumed duties as Special Secretary of the Ministry of National Defence in September 2016. Duties have been delegated to the Special Secretary by the Minister of National Defence, based on which she heads the services of the MoD’s Integrated Administrative Sector, as well as duties involving the civilian personnel in any way working in the HNDGS, HAGS, HNGS, HAFGS and the three General Directorates (GDFPS, GDDIA, GDNDPIR) under any employment relationship whatsoever.