Greece has appointed banker Stelios Papadopoulos as new head of the country's Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA), a finance ministry official told Reuters on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

Papadopoulos replaces Petros Christodoulou, who left the PDMA earlier this year to become a senior executive at National Bank of Greece, the country's biggest commercial lender.

The debt agency oversaw the country's debt restructuring earlier this year and will conduct a planned debt buyback under its latest bailout.

(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas)