Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Vassilios Skouris
Vassilios Skouris, born in 1948 in Thessaloniki, became a judge at the European Court of Justice in 1999 and, from 2003-2015, served as its president. Skouris completed his state exam in 1970 after having studied law at the Free University of Berlin. In 1973, he received his doctorate at the University of Hamburg with a focus in constitutional and administrative law. From 1972-1977, he was a lecturer at the University of Hamburg; since 1978, he has served as a professor at various German and Greek universities. He has held numerous public offices, among them: Greek Minister of the Interior, Director of the Center for International Economic Law and European Law in Thessaloniki, President of the Greek Association for European Law, a board member of the European Academy of Law and President of the Greek Economic and Social Council. Since May 2017 Skouris is the chairman of FIFA's Ethics Committee.