Georgios Zisimos is an educationist who started working at the European Training Foundation (ETF) in Turin on March 2014 as senior expert on EU Education Training Policies. Currently he is the Head of Policy Advice and EU programming Unit in ETF. On February 2010, he was appointed in Brussels as member of the Cabinet of the EU Commissioner responsible for education, culture, multilingualism, youth, and sport. He oversaw the education portfolio within the cabinet. Before 2010 he served as Member of Scientific Committee on Curriculum Reform in Cyprus appointed by the Ministers Council. In 2005, he was elected Secretary General of the Cypriot Secondary Teacher's Union and became member of the Executive Committee of the ETUCE.
Georgios Zisimos has taught in public schools both in the UK and Cyprus. He holds an MA in Curriculum Development. He is the author of numerous publications in the field of education and training.