Nikolaos K. Margaropoulos
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece
March 30, 1965
Secretary General (2015-2018, 2018-2022)
Board of Directors Member (2009-2012, 2013-2015, 2015-2018, 2018-2022)
Chairman of the Legal Committee (2009-2012, 2013-2015)
Regional Chairman for South Europe (2009-2012)
President of the Organizing Committee 7th WCC (Athens 2003)
Coordinator 13th WCC (Limassol 2022)
Has been invited in numerous occasions as a guest speaker from Consular Corps and Academic Institutions around the world to speak about the Humanitarian and Peacemaking Role of the Honorary Consul, the history of FICAC, the role of the Honorary Consul in the modern Era etc.
Duties and roles in national and international bodies
Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Thessaloniki since 1995.
Consular Corps in Greece (President 2009-2010, Member of the Board of Directors 2000-2010, Vice-President 2005-2006 and 2007-2009).
President (2017-present) of The Foundation of the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle and Modern History of Macedonia” (Trustee since 2014).
BoD member and Treasurer of the Italian – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce of Thessaloniki (Member 2011-2013, Treasurer 2014- 2016/2017-2019/2019-2021), Member of the Auditing Committee (2005-2007) and President of the same Committee (2008-2010)).
Founding Secretary General of the Greek-Turkish Chamber of Northern Greece (2009-2011, re-elected 2011-2014, 2014-2017 and 2017-2020).
Member of the Northern Greece Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce
Hellenic-Filipino Chamber (Honorary member of the Board of Directors).
Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Thessaloniki (President 2008-2012).
Municipality of Thessaloniki Demetria Cultural Festival (Member of the Central Organizing Committee 2009-2010).
Pinewood, The American International School of Thessaloniki (President of the Board of Trustees 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 – Vice-President 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 – BoD Member 2009-2018).
Transparency International (Member of Northern Greece Committee, dealing with corruption cases – whistleblower reports and legal protection).
Rotary Club Thessaloniki East, President 2007-2008
Rotary District 2484 (President of the Legal-Legislative Committee for nine terms 2009-2018, 2021-2022).
Fmr. Member of AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association), Chapter HJ3, donor of AHEPA Hospital(has served, for two terms, as President of its auditing committee).
“Anatolia College” (Class of ’82) Alumni Association (has served as founding President of its Club Managing Committee).
Friends of the Deaf of Thessaloniki (has served for four years -2 terms- as Secretary General and Chairperson of the Public Relations Department).
“Friends of the Poor” Fraternity of Thessaloniki
YMCA, Thessaloniki Branch
Friends of the Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki
Friends of the Macedonian Struggle Museum of Thessaloniki (Board of Directors Member 2009-2011, 2011-2013)
Macedonian Studies Society (academic institution), Member since 1997
Association of Greek Law Firms
Association of Greek Entrepreneurs
Professional roles and experience
Attorney-at-law (Greek Supreme Court); member of the Thessaloniki Bar (since 1994). Managing Partner of Margaropoulos & Associates – Scientia Legis Law Firm (est. 1953) with offices in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece.
Studied Law both in Greece and Italy (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Law Faculty of Macerata University). Is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish and has a degree in Sign Language.
Cavaliere (Knight) dell’ Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta’ Italiana, conferred by the President of the Italian Republic
FICAC Medal of Honor
Consular Corps Diplomatique of India Medal of Honor
The Gusi Peace Prize
He is an honorary citizen of the city of Santo Domingo.
Has been honored by Secretaries of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines H.E. Jose Rene D. Almendras and H.E. Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. with Certificates of Recognition for his 20 and 25 years of service to the DFA respectively.
Board of Directors member for various private sector companies and non-profit institutions.