Mr. Haralambos Kalos was born on January 10, 1970 in Lefkada. He was raised in the town of Lefkada, in the neighborhoods of Agios Haralambos and Agios Dimitrios.
He was targeted with his studies as a student, knowing very well what he wanted to study and what career to follow. He was accepted in the School of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. After receiving his undergrad degree, he was accepted, amongst 16 other graduates from around the world, at the University of Sterling in Scotland to specialize in Fish Pathology. In the framework of his research and before receiving his Master of Science, MSc, in Aquatic Veterinary Studies, he was able to recreate monoclonal antibodies of a specific bacteria, a ground-breaking feat for its time. Although he had offers for an international professional and academic career, he consciously chose to return and run his practice in his hometown.
Mr. Kalos has been working since 1998 as a Veterinarian- Fish Pathologist for some of the top companies in the field of fish-farming in Greece and abroad. He has held high responsibility positions such as, Quality Control Manager, Head of Research and Development, Manager of Production, and Manager of Programming and Production. Realizing the changes in his field, as well as the new financial conditions, in 2008 he decided to further his education with an MBA which he received with honors.
At the same time, from 1999 to the present, Mr. Kalos has offered his veterinary services at his private ‘Veterinary Clinic of Lefkada’, alongside fellow veterinarian Mrs.Konstantina Papachristou.
Since launching his professional career, Mr. Kalos has attended numerous conferences, conventions, and training courses in his field of study in Greece and abroad. Meanwhile, he is also a member of the Hellenic Veterinary Association, the Geothechnical Chamber of Greece, the Advisory Commission of the Committee of Greek Mariculture and of the European Committee of Fish Pathologist. This past year he has volunteered as the resident vet in charge of the Rescue and Care Research Center of wildlife, ARION, for the larger area of Lefkada.
Even as a student, Mr. Kalos was an active member of the local society. He was an athlete of the Gymnastic Club of Lefkada in the 110 meter hurdles, a basketball player with Doxa Lefkadas (and again with Ionikos Thessaloniki during his university years), and a long standing member of the dance division of the cultural club Nea Xorodia Lefkadas. In addition, he served on the board of Doxa Lefkadas and Tylikratis FC. He is also a board member of the Association of Recreational Fishermen Ligia-Katouna ‘San Petro’, as well as on the board of the local Bridge Club.
During his undergrad years he developed a strong political interest in the student movement, and later was a member and president of the Training Council of the Hellenic Socialist Movement in Lefkada.
Mr. Kalos was a former member of the Municipal Council of Lefkada during the four year term 2007-2010, taking over as vice president of the City Council, vice president of the Mayoral Committee, secretary of the Municipal Utility Undertakings, and vice president of the Athletic Organization. Although he was a council member for the opposition party, he showed real enthusiasm for the local issues and took on a number of initiatives, top being a complete proposal regarding the municipal fish farms and the inclusion of the municipality in the ‘Blue Flags’ program after a four year absence. Both proposals were voted unanimously.
Mr. Haralambos Kalos has been married for twenty years to Mrs. Konstantina Papachristou. Together they have two daughters, 15-year-old Panagiota, a 1st grade student in high school, and 12-year-old Susana, a 1st grade student in middle school. Although Mrs. Papachristou isn’t from Lefkada, she has developed a very active social presence in the local community which has become not only her new beloved home, but her parents as well, who also live in Lefkada.
In his limited free time, Mr. Kalos prefers to be out in the element of nature he loves, the sea, as an amateur fisherman or participating in an intellectual partnership game of Bridge.