Michael Koupkas is the Deputy Mayor of Finance and the Chief Resilience Officer for the Municipality of Thessaloniki. He is an economist with over 20 years’ experience in the private and public sectors. With expertise in business administration and in economic and accounting feasibility studies, since 2003 he has been an officer at the Tax Auditor of the Ministry of Finance. Michael was elected a member of the Thessaloniki City Council in 2019, and appointed Deputy Mayor of Finance and the CRO responsible for the Urban Resilience Observatory and the Development programs. He is also an elected member of the Economic Chamber of Greece.
Michael’s research interests include human resource management and organizational behaviour in the public sector. He holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, and a master’s degree in Business Administartion and Tourism from the Hellenic Open University. Currently, he is studying for a PhD at the University of Macedonia. His thesis is titled “The Link between HR Practices, Psychological Contract, and Organizational Performance: The case of the Greek Independent Public Revenue Authority.”