Prosecutor General at the Supreme Court of Greece
Efterpi Koutzamani was born in 1949 at Polichnitos, Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, where she grew up and finished high school.
In 1967 she was admitted in the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. After her graduation, she completed her training and obtained the licence to practice law at the Mytilene Bar Association in 1974.
She entered the judiciary in 1975 and was appointed at the Prosecution Service at the First Instance Court of Athens. She is the first woman to be admitted to the prosecutor’s office.
In 1978 she was promoted to Deputy Prosecutor at the First Instance Court and successively served at the Prosecution Services of Drama, Kalamata and Nafplio. She was then promoted to Prosecutor at the First Instance Court in 1985 and was appointed at the Prosecution Services of Sparti and Athens, where she was promoted in 2003 to Prosecutor at the Court of Appeal. In 2006 she was promoted to Deputy Prosecutor at the Supreme Court and she was once again the first woman to reach this prosecutor rank.
During her career she has handled significant cases such as the Ergasias Bank heist and she took part as ordinary Prosecutor in the second-instance trial of the members of the “17 Noemvri” terrorist group. In 2010 she was appointed President of the Committee for the audit of the statements of assets of liable persons under Law 3213/2003, until the Committee was replaced by the Authority under Law 3932/11.
On August 1rst 2013, she was selected to the office of Prosecutor at the Supreme Court, the first female Prosecutor to reach this supreme office in Greece.
She married judge Anastasios Drilias in 1979.