Emeritus Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of University of Athens and a practicing lawyer and founder of Alivizatos, Kioussopoulou & Partners, a law firm specializing in public law litigation
Law of University of Athens
Emeritus Professor of Law
Practicing lawyer and founder of Alivizatos, Kioussopoulou & Partners, a law firm specializing in public law litigation
Nicos C. Alivizatos is Emeritus Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of University of Athens, where he has been teaching constitutional and public law since 1980; he is also a practicing lawyer and founder of Alivizatos, Kioussopoulou & Partners, a law firm specializing in public law litigation. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford (1988-89), Princeton (1997) and Oxford Universities (2005). He has been a member of the European Group of Ethics (2002-2005 ) and of the Venice Commission (2013-2017).
Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College London and as Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at the same institution
Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College London
Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies
He is the author of many books and articles about aspects of the Greek-speaking world from the twelfth century to the present day, including George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel. A Biography (2003) and Byron’s War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution (2013), both of which won the prestigious Runciman Award for best book on the Hellenic world. His latest book, Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation, was published in March 2019 and a Greek translation is due to appear in 2020. Roderick Beaton is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA, 2013), a Fellow of King’s College (FKC, 2018) and Commander of the Order of Honour of the Hellenic Republic (2019).
Admiral Hellenic Navy, Emeritus Chief of Defense, former Deputy Minister of Interior and State Deputy-MP
Hellenic Naval Academy
Admiral Hellenic Navy
Admiral Hellenic Navy, Emeritus Chief of Defense, former Deputy Minister of Interior and State Deputy-MP
Chinofotis Panagiotis, Admiral (ret) Hellenic Navy, former Chief of Defence, former State Deputy/Member of Parliament(MP), was born in Athens on August 12, 1949. In the national parliamentary elections of September 2007, he was elected State Deputy and MP and he was then appointed Deputy Minister of Interior until Jan 2009.
On April 7, 2005, he was awarded with the Grand Cross of the Order of Phoenix (GCOP) by H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic.
He possesses a Master Degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University, Rhode Island, USA and he has graduated from the US Naval War College(NCC-1989)
He has been a member of the Permanent Committee for Foreign Affairs and National Defence as well as of the Permanent Committee for Justice, Administration and Public Order.
In August 1993, he was assigned to the Hellenic Military Representative of NATO in Brussels. In August 1997 he was appointed Deputy Representative of Greece in the Western European Union (WEU) in Brussels, and in parallel he assumed the duties of Chairman in the Military Representatives Working Group during the Greek Presidency of WEU.
On March 30, 2004 at the rank of Vice Admiral, he was assigned the duties of Commander in Chief of the Hellenic Fleet and on February 16, 2005, according to the decision of Governmental Council on Foreign Policy and National Defence, he was assigned the duties of the Chief of Defence and promoted to Admiral of the Hellenic Navy.
On August 22, 2007 he handed over the duties of the Chief of Defence and he was by Presidential Decree conferred the title of ''Honorary Chief of Defence''.
In July 1988 he was made an Honorary Freeman of Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A. and also on September 12, 2006, the Community Council of Gavdos conferred him the title of ''Honorary Citizen of Gavdos Island''.
Admiral (ret) P. Chinofotis, Former Chief of Defence is married to Maria Chinofoti.
Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College and Professor at the University of Edinburgh, at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and King’s College of the University of London
St Antony’s College
Emeritus Fellow - Greek History
Richard Clogg was a Senior Research Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford, of which he is now an Emeritus Fellow. He previously taught at the University of Edinburgh, at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and King’s College of the University of London, where, latterly, he was Professor of Modern Balkan History. He has written widely on Greek history and politics. He has been awarded the Gold Cross of the Legion of Honour by the Hellenic Republic.
Chief Conductor, Artistic Director of the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Russia)
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
She graduated with honours from the Drama School of the National Theatre, holds a Master’s degree with Distinction in Stage Directing from the Middlesex University in London and another Master’s Degree from the GITIS (Russian Academy of Theatre Arts) in Moscow
Byzantinologist, former Rector of the University of Sorbonne (Université Paris I), Rector of the University of Europe, Honorary President of the International Committee of Byzantine Studies, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Greece
Director of the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University
Aristides Hatzis is a Professor of Philosophy of Law & Theory of Institutions at the University of Athens. He studied law, economics, philosophy and history and he received his doctorate degree from the University of Chicago.
University of Athens
Professor of Philosophy of Law & Theory of Institutions at the University of Athens
Director of Research at the Center for Liberal Studies-Athens, a Fellow of the Institute for Research in Economics and Fiscal Issues-Paris, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Society of European Contract Law, the Steering Committee of the European Network for Better Regulation and the Editorial Board of the European Review of Contract Law.
He is a member of the academic boards of the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy and the Institute for Justice and Growth (EPLO). He served (from 2014 to 2016) as a member of the National Council for Research & Technology, the supreme advisory body of the Greek government for the formulation of the Research, Technology and Innovation policy and for four years (2002-2006) as a member of the steering committee of the European Association of Law & Economics. He is the recipient of several fellowships and awards and his papers have been published in such journals as the International Review of Law & Economics, European Journal of Law & Economics, Commentaries in Law & Economics, Revue de Philosophie Economique, Managerial and Decision Economics, etc. and in international collective volumes. He has refereed papers for over 30 journals and he has taught as Visiting Professor in Greek, European and North-American universities
Professor of Post-World War History at the Department of History and Archeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, member of the Scientific Committee of the Hellenic Parliament and Foundation of the Hellenic Parliament
Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens.
Professor (Post-war History)
member of the Academic Committee of the Foundation of the Greek Parliament for Parliamentarianism and Democracy; the chairman of the Academic Council of the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy; a Fellow of the Eleftherios Venizelos Foundation; and a member of the Greek-Turkish forum.
He graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1987, and received his MA and his Ph.D. in International History from the London School of Economics in 1989 and 1992 respectively.Dr. Hatzivassiliou has received the following awards: the Eleftherios Venizelos Award of the Greek Parliament (1994) for a monograph on the Greek-Turkish rapprochement in 1928-31; an award by the Academy of Athens (2005) for a monograph on the Athenian resistance of 1941-4; and the Edmund Keeley Book Prize, of the Modern Greek Studies Association (2007), for the book Greece and the Cold War: Frontline State, 1952-1967 (London and New York: Routledge, 2006).
Served as a priest and Protosyngelos and responsible for the Youth of the Metropolis of Piraeus, director of the Radio Station “PIRAIKI EKKLISIA 91.2 FM,” the first Ecclesiastical Radio Station in Greece.
Church of Greece
Chairman of the Synodical Committee on Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Christian Relations of the Church of Greece, chairman of the Special Synodical Committee for the Cultural Identity of the Church of Greece, president of the Hellenic Bible Society
He was born in Athens in 1956 and graduated from the Theological School of the University of Athens
Gladstone Professor of Government at the University of Oxford, former professor of Political Science at Yale University where he holds the Arnold Wolfers Chair
Professor of Computer Systems & Applications at the Ionian University.
Professor of Computer Systems & Computer Applications
President of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts, he has been a member of the 1st National Technical Informatics Council, Vice-President of the Ionian University Council, faculty member in the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University of Patras University
Since 1976, he is involved in the development of Computer Science and its application in
Education, Industry, e-Government, Art and Culture.
Head of the Audiovisual Arts Department of the Ionian University, he has served as member of
the 1 st National Committee of Informatics of Greece, Vice-President of the Ionian University
Council, Vice-President of the Computer Science Department of the Ionian University, faculty
member of the Archives & Library Science Department of Ionian University, faculty member of
the Computer Science Engineering & Informatics Department of Patras University, Quality
Assurance Director of the Athens Stock Exchange Depository. He has served in the Board of
Directors of various public and private institutions of IT and Culture, such as the Greek National
School of Dance (President), the Computer Technology Institute of Patras University, the
Hellenic Computer Association.
As a TechnArtist, he has extensive experience in IT-Culture projects (Athens Stock Exchange,
National Library of Greece, Athens News Agency) and in drafting national studies (Ministries of
Presidency, Defense, Home Affairs, Justice, Mass Media, Research & Technology).
Research interest: the application of digital technology to Interactive AudioVisual Art Systems
(VR/AR/MR) with emphasis on the perception of Hyperspaces.
Professor Emeritus of Political Science at University of Athens and member of the Academy of Athens
University of Athens
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Paschalis M. Kitromilides, PhD Harvard University, is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Athens and member of the Academy of Athens. He has been Director of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies and of the Institute of Neohellenic Research at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (2000-2011). He has held visiting appointments at Harvard and Brandeis Universities in the USA, at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the European University Institute and the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence. Besides English and Greek, his books have appeared in Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Serbian.
Professor of Economic and Social History at the Economics Department of the University of Athens
University of Athens
Professor of Economic and Social History
Economic history at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris
In 1990 he was awarded the Nicolas Svoronos Prize from the Institute of Technological Research. Since 2004, he is Professor of Economic and Social History at the Economics Department of the University of Athens. Since 1999, he also serves as advisor to the General Management of Alpha Bank (Athens). Between 2006 and 2009 he occupied the Chair of Modern and Contemporary Greek Studies of the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. He has published numerous journal articles and books, including State and business in Greece
Professor at the University of Thessaly, Vice-Rector of Reseach and Life Long Learning
Professor of European Economics at the University of Athens, former Minister, Greece.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Professor of European Economics
He has served as President of the National Institute for Rural Research, Representative of Greece at the International Center for Higher Agronomic Studies in the Mediterranean, Vice President of the European Center of Excellence Jean Monnet of the University of Athens. He also served as Minister of Rural Development in the May-June 2012 service government.
Napoleon Maravegias is professor of European Economics at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. From 2008 to 2010 he was
member of the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency in Higher Education(HQA).
From 2010 to 2015 he was President of the Governing Board of the Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands and since 2010 he has been Vice President at the Jean
Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens.
In 2012 he served as Minister of Rural Development and Food in the interim Greek Government. He is also Director of the Research Center for Economic Policy, Governance and Development of the University of Athens and Editor of the Scientific Journal "Region & Periphery".
In 2001 he was decorated with the Medal of the Order of Merit by the French Republic for his contribution to science.
His is member of the National Committee “Greece 2021”.
Napoleon Maravegias is author and editor of several books in the field of European integration and economic governance
and a regular columnist for Greek newspapers.
Mark Mazower is Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
University Columbia of New York
Professor of History
Writes regularly for the Financial Times, the New York Review of Books, and many other periodicals and newspapers.
Mark Mazower is Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination
He has written widely on the history of modern Greece, Europe and international institutions
Professor of Production and Production Management School of Films, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
He is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics
London School of Economics
Emeritus Professor of Sociology
Nicos Mouzelis is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.
He has published in the fields of sociology of organisations, sociology of development, social theory, and sociology of religion.
At present, he is working on a forthcoming book Modernity and Religion: Secularization, Fundamentalism, Ethics focusing on how early and late modern social structures relate to religious developments.
He has taught and lectured on several Greek and non Greek universities.
Main book publications: Organisation and bureaucracy: An analysis of modern theories. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967; Modern Greece: Facets of underdevelopment. Macmillan, 1978; Politics in the semi-periphery: Early parliamentarism and late industrialisation in the Balkans and Latin America. Macmillan, 1986; Post-marxist alternatives. Macmillan, 1990; Back to sociological theory. Macmillan, 1992; Sociological theory: What went wrong? Diagnosis and remedies. Routledge, 1995; Modern and postmodern social theorising: Bridging the divide. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus of MIT Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Founder of One Laptop Per Child Association
Consultant (1st Internal Medicine Dpt/HIV Unit) in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Specialist, M.D, Ph. D. Research Fellow (Since 1991) at The Benaki Museum/N. H. Ghika Gallery.
- General Hospital “G.Gennimatas”, Athens
- The Benaki Museum, Athens
Consultant (1st Internal Medicine Dpt/HIV Unit) in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Specialist, M.D, Ph. D.
Research Fellow (Since 1991) at The Benaki Museum/N. H. Ghika Gallery.
Studied medicine (University of Athens) and specialized in Internal Medicine. Ph. D. in medical mycology. Subspecialty in Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine.
In parallel with his main curricular activities, he is interested in the field of art history. He has curated exhibition and contributed texts to exhibitions catalogues.
Professor of Computer Science, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of Berkeley, Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University.
University of Berkeley and Columbia
Computer Science, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Professor at Columbia (Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science.)
Christos Harilaos Papadimitriou is the Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Before joining Columbia in 2017 he taught at Berkeley for 22 years, and before that at Harvard, MIT, Athens Polytechnic, Stanford, and UCSD. He has written hundreds of articles on algorithms and complexity, and their applications to optimization, databases, control, AI and robotics, economics and game theory, the Internet, evolution, and recently the brain, and his work has been cited over 85,000 times. He holds a PhD from Princeton and eight honorary doctorates, including from ETH, EPFL, and the Universities of Athens and Paris, while in 2014 the President of the Hellenic Republic named him commander of the Order of the Phoenix. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the US, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering, and has received the Knuth prize, the Gödel prize, the von Neumann medal, and Technion’s Harvey prize. He has also written three novels: “Turing,” “Logicomix” (with Apostolos Doxiadis) and “Independence.”
Venture Partner in NEA,active advisor for the schools of engineering at UCSD, UC Berkeley and SJSU, and is a trustee for the UCSD Foundation and the Computer History Museum.
New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
Was EVP and CTO of Sun Microsystems, where he guided the company’s $2B R&D portfolio. Before Sun, Greg was an Associate Professor of EECS at MIT, where he worked on massively parallel dataflow computing architectures. He also helped found a number of companies, from video conferencing (PictureTel) to computational fluid dynamics (NASDAQ:EXA), and was an engineer with HP and Honeywell.
Venture Partner in NEA in 2010 after more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry and academia
Director, Choreographer, Performer, and Designer of Sets, Costumes, Make Up, and Lighting
Mayor of Trikala designed and constructed several energy projects, in the private sector.
ΕΜΠ (Εθνικό Μετσόβειο Πολυτεχνείο)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in Polytechnic School of Athens
Mayor of Trikala also President of the Union of Mayors of Greece (KEDE). εμπνευστής των προγραμμάτων city branding και smart city.
He was born in Trikala, in 1973. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in Polytechnic School of Athens by choice and because of his love for electronics, programming and broadcasting. He has also designed and constructed several energy projects, in the private sector. He is married to civil engineer Soula Braki and his family is lovely with three kids. He commutes by bike, because it’s a way of life
Alexis Politis is emeritus professor on Modern Greek Literature in the Department of Literature at the University of Crete.
University of Crete.
Alexis Politis is emeritus professor on Modern Greek Literature in the Department of Literature at the University of Crete.
Scientific Fellow of the Department of Folklore of the Academy of Athens
Academy of Athens
Scientific Fellow of the Department of Folklore
Former Head of the Department of Folklore of the Academy of Athens, President of the Museum of Greek Children's Art, Vice-President of the Hellenic Folklore Society since 2003
Lecturer on Folklore, Department of Engineering (History of Traditional Technology) - Department of Education, University of Thessaly Volos, Greece (1991-1994)
Lecturer on Folklore, School of Philosophy, University of Athens, Greece (1994-2000)
Director of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens (1994-2013). She contributed to the reorganization and modernization of its function, through the digitization
of its Collections. She also catered for the creation of new facilities, the enrichment of the Centre's publications, the hosting of international conferences, as well as the founding of
monothematic museums (Olive tree, Bread, Agricultural Implements, Weaving, Lefkada Festival etc.) and exhibitions. She has taught Greek Folklore at the University of Athens and
the University of Thessaly, in which she was a member of the Academic Committee. For many years she has been a regular member of the Committee of the Academy of
Ecclesiastical Arts of the Holy Synod, Church of Greece, vice-president of the Hellenic Folklore Society, and president of the Historical and Folklore Society of Thessaly. She has
delivered numerous academic papers in conferences, as well as lectures and speeches. She has supervised large-scale research projects (Community Support Framework, Information
Society, ESPA-Partnership Agreement etc.), and published books, coupled with hundreds of articles in periodicals and newspapers.
Her special concern is the foregrounding of folk culture as a developmental tool, through the utilization of intangible heritage and local traditional products. She has been a member of the
National Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture since its initial formation. She has been honourably included within the members of the National Committee
for the celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
He is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Athens, he was Deputy Governor and Governor of the Mortgage Bank (1995-1998) and he has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alpha Bank since May 2014
University of Athens
Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Athens
He was Deputy Governor and Governor of the Mortgage Bank (1995-1998), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (1998-2000), Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (2000-2004), and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece and the Hellenic Bank Association (2009-2012). He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alpha Bank since May 2014. He is an Ordinary Member of the Academy of Athens since May 2016 (Section of Ethical and Political Sciences, Economic Sciences/Fiscal Theory and Policy)
He was born in Kos in 1947. He is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Athens. He studied Business Administration at the Athens School of Economics and Business (1975) and holds a Master’s in Economics from Lakehead University, Canada (1977) and a PhD from Queen’s University, Canada.
Panagiotis Roilos is the George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard, where he is also a Faculty Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) and of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.
George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature
Faculty Associate, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.Member of the Governing Board, European Cultural Center of Delphi
Panagiotis Roilos is the George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard, where he is also a Faculty Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) and of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Professor Roilos has co-founded and co-chairs the Research Seminar Cultural Politics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives at WCFIA, as well as the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Modern Greek Studies. At Harvard, Professor Roilos is also a member of the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies; the Standing Committee on Byzantine Studies; the Steering Committee on Folklore and Mythology; and of the Committee on Freshman Seminars. He has co-founded and co-edits the book series Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Library and Cultural Politics, Socioaesthetics, Beginnings in collaboration with Harvard University Press. Professor Roilos has been awarded an Honorary PhD from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, and is the recipient of a Forschungsstipendium für erfahrene Wissenschaftler from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2010). He is the Founder and Director of the Delphi Academy of European Studies.
He has received the Academy of Athens award for painters. He tutors painters in collaboration with the Art Group "Simio"
A songmaker, he is considered the pioneer of the school of Greek songwriters, who write music, lyrics and sing their own songs and he is a music producer
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
He is considered the pioneer of the school of Greek songwriters, who write music, lyrics and sing their own songs
A songmaker, that is, performer of songs that he has composed the music and written the lyrics for himself. He is considered the pioneer of the school of Greek songwriters, who write music, lyrics and sing their own songs. Born in Thessaloniki on the 2nd of December 1944. He studied Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, without completing his studies. He studied music with Alexander Einean. He has released 14 series of his songs on vinyl and optical discs as well as live recordings of six concerts and performances. All of his records are also released abroad, wherever there is a Greek diaspora. He was jailed and tortured by the junta in August and September 1967. He has travelled and performed in concerts in Greece, across the Balkans, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Northern Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States. He has composed music for the theatres of Athens and the theatre of Epidaurus. He has also composed music for films (and was awarded the Music award in the Greek Film Festival in 1976, which he refused to accept). As a music producer, he has introduced his newer and newest colleagues in the discography.
Senior Atlantic Fellow in Neuroscience and Computer Science at Trinity College's Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) in Dublin
Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Trinity College, Dublin
Ph.D., Senior Member Swiss National Dementia Task Force; Chief Scientific Officer at Altoida Inc., TMC Texas Medical Center Houston, TX, USA
Founder and Scientific Director of ALTOIDA Inc (Brain Health & Computational Biomarkers - Early Screening & Diagnosing Alzheimer's), 2018 European Institute of Innovation and Technology Award
Ioannis Tarnanas received his PhD in Neuroscience from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Tarnanas pioneered virtual and augmented reality environments for everyday function monitoring since 2000. In 2005 he has been involved in the first digital biomarker project in the world from Novartis AG, the smart exelon patch, approved by the FDA in 2013. Since then Dr. Tarnanas has been a Novartis fellow focusing on using new technologies to understand the aging process and to establish prevention methods that decrease the risk of developing dementia or delay the onset of the disease
Dr Tarnanas’s work on novel technologies for assessing and treating age-related cognitive function is of central strategic interest to GBHI and together they have the international outreach to scale up scientific, medical and technological discoveries of proven value through a truly global alumni network. Dr Tarnanas has supervised to date a total of €50 million in research grants and has developed predictive models and screens of dementia using computerized tests of complex, real-life activities, such as a novel assessment of spatial navigation and movement trajectory.
Doctor, Professor at the VUmc Cancer Center (University medical centers) in Amsterdam, Women of the Year 2017 in Netherlands
Professor Emeritus of Sociology in the University of Athens, docteur es Lettres et Sciences Humaines of the University of Paris.
Film director, screenwriter, actor, and theatre director
Film director, screenwriter, actor, theatre director
Syllas Tzoumerkas was born in 1978 in Thessaloniki. He grew up in Thessaloniki, Kilkis and Nissyros. He studied film-direction, theatre and acting in Athens, Utrecht and New York. His feature films Homeland (2010), A Blast (2014) and The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (2019) had their world premiere in the Venice, Locarno and Berlin international film festivals respectively, were released in theatres and platforms in many countries, and participated in over 200 festivals around the world (Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary - Variety’s 10 European Directors to Watch, American Film Institute, BFI London, etc.). He directed shorts and TV-documentaries on current politics, 20th century history and literature. He co-wrote the scripts for feature films Suntan by Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Rotterdam, SXSW 2016) and All This Victory by Ahmad Ghussein (Venice 2019). As an actor, he participated in feature films Wasted Youth, Suntan and Monday by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, and The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas by Elina Psykou. In theatre and for multi-platform works, he collaborated with Youla Boudali, the blitz theatre group, the Erasers, Onassis Stegi, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the Greek National Opera, MOMus, and others. He is a member of the Hellenic and the European Film Academies.
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Upstream, Partner at BigPi Venture Capital
Upstream, Partner at BigPi Venture Capital
Co-founder and Executive Chairman
Αctive angel investor and member of the board in technology companies such as Persado, Workable and Hellas Direct. President of SEN/Junior Achievement Greece and a Board member of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (ΙΟΒΕ), of Endeavor and of the research and policy institute diaNEOsis
Marco was born in Athens, in 1973. He holds a BA from the University of Warwick and an MPhil from Oxford University. Marco started his career in 1996, as a marketing strategist with Omnicom, WPP and IPG, where he developed global communication strategies for brands such as Nestlé, Smithkline Beecham, Johnson & Johnson and Sony Electronics.
In 2002, he returned to Greece and, along with Alex Vratskides, co-founded Upstream. Since then, Upstream has evolved into a leading global technology company within the field of mobile commerce, conducting business in over 45 markets. Marco served as Upstream’s CEO until June 2017, and today is its Executive Chairman of the Board, whilst also a partner at BigPi Venture Capital.
Associate Professor of Modern Greek History at the Democritus University of Thrace
Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the Panteion University
Biochemistry of Institute of Translational Genomics in Helmhotz Zentrum München
Institute of Translational Genomics
Eleftheria obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1999 and a PhD in Immunogenetics of Juvenile Arthritis from the arc Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, in 2003. She then undertook a statistical genetics post doc focusing on rheumatic disorders, at the Centre for Integrated Genomic and Medical Research, University of Manchester, before moving to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, to work on the genetics of type 2 diabetes. In 2006, Ele was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship to examine design, analysis and interpretation issues in large-scale association studies at the University of Oxford. She joined the Wellcome Sanger Institute Faculty in November 2008, where she led the Analytical Genomics of Complex Traits group for 10 years. In September 2018, she moved to Helmholtz Munich, where she is founding director of the Institute of Translational Genomics.
Author, President of the Supervisory Council of the National Library of Greece