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When EEP was sold by the government in 2003, Zenos left his role to pursue other opportunities in the energy sector. He briefly held a position at the Skovpa Grid Co. between 2003 and 2005. During this time he became active in local politics, having been elected a Provincial Representative in late 2003.
 
When EEP was sold by the government in 2003, Zenos left his role to pursue other opportunities in the energy sector. He briefly held a position at the Skovpa Grid Co. between 2003 and 2005. During this time he became active in local politics, having been elected a Provincial Representative in late 2003.
  
The Democratic Unity Party chose Zenos to go on their Senate list for the 2006 Senate election. Placed at number 2 on this list, Zenos required the DUP to win a large majority to secure both of the available seats, both of which were held by Progressive incumbents. At the election, Zenos and the DUP were successful, taking both seats in a landslide.
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The Socialist Party chose Zenos to go on their Senate list for the 2006 Senate election. Placed at number 2 on this list, Zenos required the Socialists to win a large majority to secure both of the available seats, both of which were held by Progressive incumbents. At the election, Zenos and the Socialists were successful, taking both seats in a landslide.
 
 
  
 
==As Minister==
 
==As Minister==
Soon after being elected to the Senate, [[Panagiotis Metaxas]] and the [[Democratic Unity and Action Party (Aetolia)|Democratic Unity and Action Party]] became Prime Minister after forming a coalition government. Zenos was given the roles of Minister of Railways and Science and Innovation. This was relatively rare in Aetolia as ministers are usually selected from seasoned parliamentarians, but Metaxas put faith in Zenos' experience as a Manager at a large technical department of EEP and his strong early performance in the Senate.  
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Soon after being elected to the Senate, [[Panagiotis Metaxas]] and the [[Socialist Party (Aetolia)|Socialist Party]] became Prime Minister after forming a coalition government. Zenos was given the roles of Minister of Railways and Science and Innovation. This was relatively rare in Aetolia as ministers are usually selected from seasoned parliamentarians, but Metaxas put faith in Zenos' experience as a Manager at a large technical department of EEP and his strong early performance in the Senate.  
  
 
As Minister of Science and Innovation, Zenos directed several key projects including the Skovpa Project and allocating record levels of funding for research on how to divest the economy from fossil fuels.  
 
As Minister of Science and Innovation, Zenos directed several key projects including the Skovpa Project and allocating record levels of funding for research on how to divest the economy from fossil fuels.  

Latest revision as of 22:43, 15 January 2020

His Excellency The Honourable
Guilio Zenos
MAS
17th Secretary of Energy
Incumbent
Assumed office
2 March 2017
President Tryfon Iordanou
Sofia Katsaros
Prime Minister Dimitrios Antoniou
Preceded by Prokopis Spiros
Senator for Hiererikon
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 June 2006
Minister of Railways
In office
13 May 2007 – 2 March 2017
Prime Minister Panagiotis Metaxas
Dimitrios Antoniou
Preceded by ??
Succeeded by Thomas Michaelides
Minister of Science and Innovation
In office
13 May 2007 – 23 April 2011
Prime Minister Panagiotis Metaxas
Preceded by ??
Succeeded by Andreus Christakos
Personal details
Born (1968-03-09) 9 March 1968 (age 52)
Thyrasa, Aetolia
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater University of Palaiochori

Guilio Zenos (Aetolian script: gh; born 9 March 1968) is an Aetolian politician who has been Secretary of Energy since 2 March 2017 and previously the Minister of Railways and of Science and Innovation. He also previously served as Chair of the Senate Science and Technology Committee between 2011 and 2017.

Early life

Zenos was born in Thyrasa in 1968, before attending the East Thyrasa State Boys' School, then Thyrasa Senior High School. After graduating, he studied a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Palaiochori, majoring in Chemical Engineering. He began working at EEP (National Oil Co.) after graduating and became their Senior Engineering Manager in Skovpa in 2002. In 2001, he completed a Masters of Engineering, again from the University of Palaiochori, while working at EEP.

Entry into politics

Aetolian Representative Assembly
Years Term Electorate List Party
2006–09 54th Hiererikon 2 Socialist
2009–15 55th Hiererikon 2 Socialist
2015 56th Hiererikon 1 Socialist

When EEP was sold by the government in 2003, Zenos left his role to pursue other opportunities in the energy sector. He briefly held a position at the Skovpa Grid Co. between 2003 and 2005. During this time he became active in local politics, having been elected a Provincial Representative in late 2003.

The Socialist Party chose Zenos to go on their Senate list for the 2006 Senate election. Placed at number 2 on this list, Zenos required the Socialists to win a large majority to secure both of the available seats, both of which were held by Progressive incumbents. At the election, Zenos and the Socialists were successful, taking both seats in a landslide.

As Minister

Soon after being elected to the Senate, Panagiotis Metaxas and the Socialist Party became Prime Minister after forming a coalition government. Zenos was given the roles of Minister of Railways and Science and Innovation. This was relatively rare in Aetolia as ministers are usually selected from seasoned parliamentarians, but Metaxas put faith in Zenos' experience as a Manager at a large technical department of EEP and his strong early performance in the Senate.

As Minister of Science and Innovation, Zenos directed several key projects including the Skovpa Project and allocating record levels of funding for research on how to divest the economy from fossil fuels.

Zenos stepped down from his Science and Innovation role to become Chair of the Science and Technology Committee of the Senate. An important committee, it scrutinized bills and controlled budget mechanisms in the technology area.

As Secretary of Energy

After being offered the role of Energy Secretary by Prime Minister Dimitrios Antoniou, Zenos stepped down as Minister of Railways and Committee Chair to take up the role. In this role he has led the rapid transformation of the Aetolian economy away from fossil fuels to new technologies that are less carbon intensive.

Another major initiative of the Department was mandatory energy efficient technology upgrades to institutional (incl. government) and commercial properties by 2019, with residential properties to follow by 2021. This means that all light bulbs, air conditioners, fridges, freezers, and central heating must be upgraded to an efficient technology with the ability to be remotely controlled to reduce wastage and peak power demand.

Zenos introduced a bill to the Senate as Secretary that would implement this in 2017, passing in 2018 as the Smart and Efficient Buildings Act 2018.