Following diverse political positions in Germany, Mr Jorgo Chatzimarkakis was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2014 (ITRE, ECON, CONT). He was then appointed Ambassador-at-Large for the Greek government during the financial crisis. Since 2016, he is Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe, the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. Mr Chatzimarkakis was born in Duisburg, Germany. Chatzimarkakis is a member of the national executive committee of the FDP and of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party council since 1995. From 2002 to 2010 he was secretary-general of the FDP regional association of the Saarland.
He holds German and Greek nationality, and a degree in Political Science from the University of Bon.