Antonis Kastrissianakis is Director in the European Commission Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD).
He is responsible for the EU customs policy with regard to security, product safety, intellectual property rights, rules of origin, trade facilitation and EU international relations on customs matters. He conducts the ongoing reform of the EU customs risk management system, directs the negotiations and implementation of EU international agreements where customs is included, and oversees EU membership of the WCO.
He joined the European Commission in 1981 and, prior to his current job, was director for employment policy in DG Employment and Social Affairs.
His university background includes Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford, Law at the Law School of Athens, and Advanced European Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges.