He was born in 1958. He is a graduate of the Physics Department of the University of Athens and holds a M.Sc. in Modern and Applied Optics from Reading University. He was the General Director at National Cadastre & Mapping Agency S.A., advisor to the CEO at Forthnet Group, Investments Director at Attica Ventures, a large Venture Capital fund in Greece, and Managing Director of Eurocom Expertise S.A. He has also served as Head of the research programs at Telecommunications Department of the University of Athens and Director of the Wolfson Unit at University College London working on technology transfer from the university to industry in the optical fiber communications sector.
He has served as a consultant to the European Commission on issues of telecom market deregulation, an Elected Member of the Board of Directors in ECTA (European Competitive Telecommunications Association) and has more than 40 publications on telecom issues and in particular on telecommunications techno-economics and investments. Until today, Mr. Markatos held the position of Executive Director of ETAD SA.