Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Prime Minister

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic on July 8th, 2019.

President of Nea Demokratia since January 2016, managed to modernize his party, renew and boost its membership base, create a system of funding based on small annual donations by the members and put in place a code of transparency and accountability in the operations of the party.

He led his party to a landslide victory three years later, campaigning on a platform for jobs, strong growth and lower taxes. Nea Demokratia was the first party to win an absolute majority in the Greek Parliament since 2009.

As Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Government from June 2013 until January 2015, he spearheaded comprehensive national reforms by implementing a functional reorganization of institutions, structures and processes.

A member of the Parliament since 2004, Kyriakos Mitsotakis has participated in the Committee for Constitutional Amendment, the Committee for Trade and the Committee for National Defense. He was also an active member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

As Chairman of the Environment Committee between 2007-2009, he passionately pursued issues pertaining to climate change and advocated for the need for environmentally sustainable growth. Since then, he was the shadow-minister for the environment and climate change for Nea Demokratia until 2012.

Before entering politics, he worked for ten years in the private sector as a financial analyst with Chase Investment Bank, a consultant with McKinsey and Company and finally as CEO of NBG Venture Capital at the National Bank of Greece.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Social Studies, summa cum laude, from Harvard University, and earned an MA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis is married to Mareva Grabowski and they have three children, Sofia, Constantinos and Dafni.

Fokion Karavias

Managing Director of Eurobank

Fokion Karavias

Mr. Fokion Karavias holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Eurobank S.A. and he is Member of the Board of Directors.

He has served at Eurobank as Senior General Manager, Head of Group Corporate and Investment Banking, Capital Markets & Wealth Management and member of the Executive Committee (2014 – 2015), General Manager and member of the Executive Committee (2005 – 2013), Deputy General Manager and Treasurer (2002 -2005).

He started his career in banking in 1991, at JP Morgan, in New York, in the market risk management division. In 1994, he joined Citibank, in Athens, responsible for derivatives and fixed income business in Greece. In 1997, he joined Eurobank, as head of fixed income and derivatives trading. In 2000, he became Treasurer at Telesis Investment Bank.

He is also Chief Executive Officer of Eurobank Ergasias Services & Holdings S.A. and Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Bank Association.

He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, a Master’s and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has published several papers on topics concerning his academic research. He was born in Athens in 1964.

Nikos Vettas

General Manager I.O.B.E.
Professor of Economics AUEB

Nikos Vettas

Nikos Vettas is the General Director of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research and Professor of Economics at the Athens  University of Economics and Business, where he has served as Chairman of the Economics Department and member of the University Council.

He holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has been an Associate Professor at Duke University, USA, and a visiting Professor at INSEAD, in France and Singapore.

Associate Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, a Research Fellow at CEPR, UK, and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics.

He has served as a member of the Hellenic Competition Commission and the Economic Advisory Group for Competition Policy at the European Commission and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Co-organizer of the annual Conference for Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics.

Co-editor of Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy, MIT Press, 2017. Vice-Chairman of the Growth Plan Committee of the Hellenic Republic for the Greek Economy, ‘Pissarides Report’, 2020.

Panagiotis Tsakloglou

Deputy Minister of Social Security, Professor of International & European Economic Studies AUEB

Panagiotis Tsakloglou

BA in Economics (University of Thessaloniki), MA and PhD in Economics (University of Warwick).

Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn) and Senior Research Fellow of the Hellenic Observatory (LSE, London). He has published over 100 books, scholarly articles and contributions to collective volumes, made over 200 presentations in conferences and workshops and participated in over 50 research and consultancy projects. His research focuses on Economics of Social Policy (inequality, poverty, social exclusion, redistributive role of the state) Labour and Education Economics (determinants of unemployment, returns to education).

Since August 2020, Deputy Minister of Labour in charge of Social Insurance. During the period 2012-2014 he was Chairman of the Greek Government’s Council of Economic Advisers and member of the EU Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) and Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) as well as alternate member of Ecofin and Eurogroup. He has also been Social Policy advisor to Prime Ministers G. Papandreou (2010-2011) and L. Papademos (2011-2012) and a member of the EU Economic Policy Committee (EPC, 2010-2011). Further, he was member of the Greek Government’s Council of Advisors on Employment and Social Insurance (2001-2002), National Council for Research and Technology (2001-2005) Council of Economic Advisors (2002-2004 and 2009-2012) and member of the Independent Authority for the Evaluation of Tertiary Education (2006-2009).

Konstantinos Zachariadis

Member of the Hellenic Parliament SYRIZA, Head of Interior Affairs

Konstantinos Zachariadis

Konstantinos Zachariadis is an elected Member of the Hellenic Parliament, where he participates in the parliamentary and legislative process.

As a member of the SYRIZA Progressive Alliance he holds the position of the Head of Interior Affairs.

He is a member of the SYRIZA Central Committee from 2013 (Party’s Founding Conference). He held the position of the Director of the SYRIZA Parliamentary Group from 2015 until the 2019 national elections’ date.

He is a graduate from the Biology Department of the University of Athens. In 2008 he completed the Postgraduate Program in “Environment and Public Health” at the University of Salford/Manchester.

George Patoulis

Regional Governor of Attica

George Patoulis

George Patoulis was born in Athens, Greece. He entered the Athens Medical School and specialized in Orthopaedic surgery at the Athens Laiko Hospital, where he also wrote a doctoral thesis. He is specialised in Health Economics and graduated from the National School of Public Health.

He was elected in the Board of the “LAIKO” Hospital, while at the same time he established the Association of the Trainee Doctors of Athens and Piraeus.

In 1997, he established the “Young Doctors” Pan-Hellenic Society and in 2002 the Association of the Freelance Doctors of Attica, where he still holds the position of the Honorary President. In 1998, he was elected municipal counsellor for the first time at the Municipality of Pefki, where he has formed the institution of Municipal Medical Centre.

In 2006, he was elected for the first time Mayor of Amaroussion in the Region of Attica. In 2010, he was re-elected with 57% and in 2014 he was again elected for the third time as a Mayor with 60%.

At the same time, he established the National Hellenic Inter-Municipal Network of Healthy Cities, while he also became the President of Association of Municipalities for the Protection and Restoration of Penteliko.

In June 2011, he was elected for the first time President of the Athens Medical Association. He was re-elected in the same post in October 2014 and October 2018, the last time achieving a percentage of 55%. In parallel, in January 2012, he became one of the founding members of the Social Mission Clinic.

In October 2014, he was elected President of Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, while in 2015 he was elected Vice President of the Council of Municipalities and Regions of Europe (CEMR), where he was elected again in December 2016.

In February 2018, he was elected President of ELITOUR.

In the Local Administration elections in 2019, he was elected Regional Governor of Attica with 66%. In October 2019, he was elected A’ Vice-President of the Association of Regions. In February 2020, he was elected Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and Head of the Greek Delegation of the Committee of the Regions for the 2020-2025 term.

He has published various articles and other work in scientific medical magazines in Greece and globally.

He has a son, Alexandros.

Byron Kotzamanis

Professor of Demography University of Thessaly

Byron Kotzamanis

Byron KOTZAMANIS, Demographer, Docteur es Lettres et Sciences Humaines (Univ. Paris X, France). Principal Investigator, Research Project “Demographic Imperatives in Research and Practices in Greece -Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (2021-2023). Researcher at the National Centre of Social Research (1983-1996), Associate Professor (1989-99) and Professor (1999-2019) of Demography (University of Thessaly, Dept of Planning and Regional Development).

Director (1998-2019) of the Laboratory of Demographic and Social Analyses of UTH. Director of the post-graduate studies program of the Dept. of Planning and Regional Studies (2001-2004) and of the Joint French-Greek Master Program “Population-Development-Foresight” organized by the Universities of Thessaly and Bordeaux (2015-2017). President (2001-2004) of the Association of French Speaking Demographers (AIDELF) and Honorary President since 2005. President (2007->) of the Association Demobalk. Chevalier de Palmes Academiques of the French Government (2005). Expert of the European Commission responsible for the re-organization of the Statistical Institutes in Western Balkans (Montenegro, Serbia, BiH) in the framework of PHARE and CARDS programs and member of numerous Monitoring and observation missions (EU, Consul of Europe, UNFPA) for censuses operations in ex-socialist countries.

Scientific responsible for the implementation of several research programs financed by national, foreigners and international institutions. Author, co-author and editor of books about demographic /population developments in Greece and Balkans. Author of several papers in collective volumes examining issues of demographic policy, population projections, migration, mortality, family/fertility (as well as the spatial dimensions of demographic phenomena) in Greece / Balkans.

Alexis Patelis

Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister

Alexis Patelis

Alex Patelis is chief economic adviser to Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

He has over three decades of experience as an economist, analyst and strategist, working in a variety of positions in New York, London and Athens.

Alex started his career with the US economics research team at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he worked under Bill Dudley, Chief US economist as well as a proprietary FICC trader in the same firm. In London, he joined Citigroup Asset Management as a quantitative economist. At Merrill Lynch, he held a variety of positions, including Global head of FX & Debt strategy, as well as Managing Director of Global Research, Head of International Economics. In this capacity, Alex managed the research teams responsible for the firm’s outlook on all economies outside North America, including developed and emerging countries in EMEA, the Pacific Rim region and Latin America, as well as foreign exchange, local currency and external debt bonds. For their research, Alex and his team won a variety of awards, including from Extel and Institutional Investor. He was also Chief Economist at PSQR, a global discretionary macro hedge fund.

More recently, Alex was President of Patelis Macro, an independent research boutique he launched in 2010, which focused on global macroeconomic analysis to select clients around the world.

Alex earned a Ph.D. in Economics in 1997 from Princeton University, USA, where his thesis advisor was Professor Ben Bernanke. Titled “Asset returns and monetary policy”, part of his thesis was published in the Journal of Finance. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics from Sussex University, UK.

Dr. Kyriacos Sabatakakis

President and Managing Director of Accenture Greece

Dr. Kyriacos Sabatakakis

Dr. Kyriacos Sabatakakis is the Country Managing Director of Accenture in Greece with responsibility for several markets in South Eastern Europe, overseeing a practice of more than 1,500 Consultants.

He has held this position since September 2003 and has led multiple projects both in Greece and internationally on strategy, business transformation, technology, operations and digital entrepreneurship in big corporations and organizations. From 2003 to 2008, he was also responsible for Accenture’s global mobile network business. He worked for many years with Andersen Consulting in Zurich as well as high tech companies in Switzerland.

He holds a BSc from Yale University, an MSc from Dartmouth College and a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens.

Dubravka Šuica

European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography

Dubravka Šuica

Since December 2019, Dubravka Šuica is Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Democracy and Demography.

Mrs Šuica a Croatian politician from the city of Dubrovnik, where she served for two terms as its first female mayor and was awarded the 2006 World Mayor Award.

Dubravka Šuica entered politics in the 1990s as a Member of the Croatian Democratic Union and served as a Member of the Croatian Parliament and Vice-Chair of the EU Integration Committee.

Between 2004 and 2009 she was a Board Member of the Union of the Association of Towns and Municipalities of the Republic of Croatia.

During ten years she was the Vice-President of Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

From 2013 to 2019 Dubravka Šuica served as a Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee.

In June 2019, Šuica was elected as the first Vice-Chair of EPP Group in the European Parliament. Since 2012, she is the Vice-President of EPP Women.

Notis Mitarachi

Minister of Migration and Asylum

Notis Mitarachi

Notis Mitarachi is Minister of Migration and Asylum and MP in the constituency of Chios (New Democracy Party – EPP).

During the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU (first Semester 2014) he served as President of the Council of the European Union – Foreign Affairs (Trade). In the period 2012-2015 he served as Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Competitiveness, responsible for Strategic and Private-Sector Investments, Public-Private Partnerships, Exports and International Trade Relations. He also served as Alternate Governor in the Board of Governors of the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) and as Governor in the Board of Governors of the Black Sea Trade & Development Bank (BSTB). In 2019 (second semester), he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, responsible for the Social Security & Pension System.

In 2012 he was elected Member of Parliament in the constituency of Athens A’ and then elected in 2015 and 2019 Member of Parliament in the constituency of Chios. In 2019, he was appointed as Representative of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE).

He had a long international career in the private sector, before returning to Greece in 2010. His first appointment was in London, in 1998, as an investment executive, specializing in industrial investments in Eastern Europe. In 2003, he joined Fidelity International as a Research Analyst and was promoted to Director of Research. In 2005 he was voted Top Pan-European, Buy-side Analyst for the retailing industry (Thomson Extel Survey). He has also served as Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association, UK, and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the CFA Society UK.

He is a graduate of INSEAD (MBA), Oxford University (MSc in Industrial Relations) and The American College of Greece (BSc in Business Administration). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. He has been awarded as Grand Commander of the Order of the Apostle & Evangelist Mark by the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. He was born in 1972 and is married to Maria Dourida, an academic, with whom he has one daughter.

Maria Syrengela

Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs

Maria Syrengela

Maria Syrengela is the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, responsible for the Demography and Family Policy and Gender Equality.

Prior to her current assignment she was appointed Secretary-General for Family Policy and Gender Equality (July 2019-January 2021), while she still serves as Vice President of the Women of the European’s People Party (EPP Women). She has also held the position of the vice president of KETHI (Research Center for Gender Equality) from 2013 to March 2015.

From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Syrengela had held the post of Vice-President of the YEPP (Youth of the European People’s Party) and served as YEPP Representative in the Western Balkan Democracy Initiative and the Southeastern European Forum, at the same time.

She was formerly a member of the Executive Bureau of ONNED (youth organisation of the New Democracy), in charge of International Relations (2001 -2004 ) and a member of the Central Committee of the party (1998 -2005). Additionally, she was a candidate with the New Democracy in the 2004 European Elections.

She is a graduate of the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration for Executives from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), with her thesis focusing on the Policy and Strategy of New Public Management.

Furthermore, Maria Syrengela has served in key positions, both in private and public sectors, specializing in human resources and she is a Member of the Economic Chamber of Greece. She speaks English, French and Turkish.

She is married to Fotis Kyriakopoulos, Civil Engineer, and she is the mother of two children, Vasilis and Konstantinos.

Christos Harpantidis

Chairman and Managing Director of Papastratos, Head of the EU South East Cluster Philip Morris International

Christos Harpantidis

Christos Harpantidis is the Chairman and Managing Director of Papastratos and Head of the EU South East Cluster (Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta) of Philip Morris International.

Born in Thessaloniki in 1970, Christos studied Physics at the Aristotle University while he continued his studies in the United Kingdom getting his Master’s degree in Economics (MA) and Business Administration (MBA) from Kent University. Christos has also completed executive education programs at Stanford and Duke Universities.

His started his career in 1997, as Marketing & Sales Trainee at Coca-Cola Hellenic.

In 2003, Christos became a member of Papastratos’ family, taking on responsibility of key positions in the company’s commercial department in Greece and abroad. From 2012 to 2015, he was based at the Philip Morris International Operations Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, holding senior management positions in the Sales Strategy department and then in the Commercialization of New Generation Products.

In August 2015, Christos was assigned to the position of Chairman and Managing Director of Papastratos and Head of the EU South East Cluster.

In 2017, with a vision of a smoke-free future, he led a € 300 million investment that turned Papastratos’ facilities into one of the few production and export centers of PMI’s innovative tobacco products achieving to transform Greece’s leading tobacco industry to a world-leading technology company.

Zefi Dimadama, PhD

Scientific Teaching Staff (EDIP) Panteion University, VP Women of the European Socialist Party

Zefi Dimadama, PhD

Dr. Zefi Dimadama is a Scientific Teaching Staff (EDIP) at the Department of International, European and Area Studies at Panteion University and she holds a Doctorate (PhD) and Postgraduate Diploma (Msc) in the field of “Regional Development and Environmental Policies”.

She was Director General of International Centre for Black sea Studies and has a significant presence in International Forums and scientific contribution to research activities in the field of Economics and the Environment and has participated in research activities on European environmental policies and climate change (Germany, Belgium, UK).

She is Vice-President of the Women of the European Socialist Party (PESWOMEN) and represent the PESWOMEN in the PES European Climate Change and Environment Network.

It is active internationally on issues related to Climate Change, Sustainable Development and the Environment as well as Human Rights and Gender Equality.

She is the author of a monograph entitled “Economy, Development, Environment. Theoretical Approaches and Policies for Sustainable Development »[2008, Papazisis Publications, Athens] and also of a monograph “Sustainable Development. The integration of the 17 SDGs” [2021, Papazisis Publications, Athens] and participates in individual and collective scientific publications in Greek and international publications.

Alexandra Tragaki

Professor of Demography Economics, Harokopio University

Alexandra Tragaki

Alexandra Tragaki is a Professor of Economic Demography at Harokopio University, where she has served as President of the Department of Geography.

She holds a PhD from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), also has a master’s degree in Economic Demography from the same University and a degree in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has received a scholarship from IKY for postgraduate and doctoral studies abroad and the Fulbright Award for Visiting Scholars (2013-14).

She was elected a Lecturer at Harokopio University in 2002. Furthermore, she had previously worked as a consultant in the Economic Research and Analysis Unit of the Council of Economic Experts (SOE) of the Ministry of National Economy (2000-2002) and as a researcher at the Institute for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), specializing in social security (1998-2000).

She has been a key member of the Greek delegation to the Economic Policy Committee of the European Commission, during the period Dec. 2000-Sept. 2002.

She has participated in expert committees and in various research projects.

Valia Aranitou

Associate Professor at University of Crete

Valia Aranitou

Valia S. Aranitou is an associate professor of Political Sociology at the Department of Political Science of the University of Crete, Greece.

She studied Economics and Economic Sociology in Athens and in Paris.

In her doctoral thesis she explored the case of small traders in post-war Greece within the context of social identity and political behavior.

Her research interests include: organized interests and their role in the political system, recent developments in labour relations and the economic prerequisites of Democracy.

She is the scientific director of INEMY the research institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Colin Scicluna

Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Suica

Dr. Colin Scicluna

Dr. Colin Scicluna joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta in 1994 and has been posted to Brussels, Dublin, Helsinki and the United Nations in New York. He has also served in the EU Negotiations Secretariat in the Office of the Prime Minister (2000-03), the Policy Unit of the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana (2006-10) and the European External Action Service (2011-12). He was appointed Ambassador of Malta to Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Kosovo, as well as Permanent Representative to the OSCE and the multilateral bodies in Vienna, from 1 February 2012.

On 1 September 2013, he was appointed Middle East and North Africa Adviser in the Cabinet of the EU High Representative for CFSP and Vice President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton. From 1 November 2014 until 31 December 2016, he served as Adviser on the Southern Neighbourhood of the EU in the Cabinet of the Commissioner for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn.

On 1 January 2017, High Representative Federica Mogherini appointed him Director and Deputy Managing Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf region in the European External Action Service.

On 1 December 2019, he was appointed Head of Cabinet to the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Democracy and Demography, Dubravka Šuica Ambassador Scicluna is a graduate in Law (University of Malta) and International Politics (Université Libre de Bruxelles). Dr. Scicluna speaks Maltese, English, Italian, French and Dutch.

Niki Kerameus

Minister of Education and Religious Affairs

Niki Kerameus

Niki Kerameus is the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic since July 2019 and a Member of the Hellenic Parliament since January 2015.

During her tenure as Minister, she has introduced a series of legislative reforms to upgrade the quality of the Greek education system and render it more fair, inclusive, and dynamic.

By profession, Ms. Kerameus is a lawyer practicing mainly in the field of international arbitration. She graduated from Harvard Law School and the University Paris II (summa cum laude).

She is a founding member and first President of the non-profit foundation “Desmos”, which locates surplus from companies and individuals to cover the needs of Greece’s most vulnerable citizens.

Domna Michailidou

Deputy Minister for Social Welfare and Social Solidarity

Domna Michailidou

Dr. Domna Michailidou, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, responsible for social welfare and social solidarity.

Dr. Domna Michailidou is an academic economist working on economic development and financial crises.

She has been Reform’s adviser to the Prime Minister on a series of issues related to structural reforms and financial markets. She worked for the OECD in Paris and Athens. Between 2010 and 2016 she taught several courses on Macroeconomics and Economic Development at the University of Cambridge and UCL’s School of Public Policy.

She holds an MPhil and a PhD on Financial and Development Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Christos Goulas

General Director of the Institute of Labour GSEE, PhD

Christos Goulas

Christos Goulas is the General Director of the Institute of Labour (INE) and the Centre for Educational Policy Development (KANEP) of the Confederation of Labour (GSEE).

He is a Lecturer at the Department of Economics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Master’s Degree Programme “Labour Economics” and at the Department of Social and Educational Policy of the University of Peloponnese (Master’s Degree Programme “Education, Human Resources and Employment Policies”). He is a Lecturer at Neapolis University of Cyprus.

He is a member of European and national policy-making committees in the fields of employment policies, lifelong learning and vocational training, certification of qualifications and skills. He has significant writing and research activity in aforementioned fields.

He is a graduate of the University of Athens in Political Science and holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. He holds a PhD from the University of Western Macedonia with a thesis on “Policies – Lifelong Learning Systems and the Role of Social Partners”.

Pavlos Baltas

Ph.D Demography, Researcher at EKKE

Pavlos Baltas

Pavlos Baltas is a Researcher (Grade C) in Institute of Social Research (IKE) at the Greek National Center for Social Research (EKKE).

He has worked at Observatoire Démographique Européen (ODE) of Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED) in Paris and in several research projects on Demographic Analysis, Population Projections, Data Analysis and Thematic Mapping.

His current research interests are lying in the areas of Demographic Analysis, Population Geography and the use of Big Data (Satellite images and Social Media Data) in social sciences.

He has been an adjunct lecturer at University of Bordeaux, University of Thessaly, Athens University of Economic and Business, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and at University of Aegean.

He holds a PhD in Demography, a MSc entitled “Population, Development and Prospective” and a MSc entitled “Planning and Regional Development”.

May Zanni

President and Co-founder of Women Act

May Zanni

May Zanni is the president and co-founder of Women Act, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization empowering women in leadership positions in the public sphere of Greece. May is a political analyst currently holding the position of special advisor at the Secretariat of the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic. She obtained her BA in History and Politics from Queen Mary College, University of London, her MSc in European Politics from Birkbeck College, University of London and her MSc in Politics of Empire and Post-Imperialism from London School of Economics.

May has had work experience at the House of Commons in London, the Institute for Democracy Konstantinos Karamanlis in Athens, the European Parliament in Brussels and UNESCO in Paris. She worked as a research assistant focusing on the linkage of European think tanks for the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) in Brussels and then for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris where she was responsible for its Relations with Intergovernmental Organizations. When she returned to Greece, she worked as advisor to the Minister for Justice, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and in the private sector as a political analyst.

May represented Greece in the International Visitor Leadership Program on “Women in Public Service” organized by the US Department of State in Washington, D.C in 2011. She participated in the Kokkalis Foundation Program “Public Leaders in Southeast Europe” of the Harvard Kennedy School in Istanbul, Turkey in 2012. May was awarded a certificate of completion for the “Women and Power” Program in May 2022 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.

From 2011 until 2016 May was the Deputy International Secretary of New Democracy and from 2016 until 2019 its Deputy Secretary of Strategic Planning & Communications. May is an alternate member of the Board of the Jockey Club of Greece and also a member of the Board of the Hellenic Alumni Association of London School of Economics.

She is the mother of one daughter, Olympia.

Nikos Chatzinikolaou

Publisher - Director Realnews

Nikos Chatzinikolaou

Nikos Chatzinikolaou was born on October the 9th 1962, in Alexandroupolis, Evros. He started working as a journalist in 1983 covering education topics in the newspaper “MESIMVRINI”.

In 1984, he received the “Botsi” award for journalism. He then started to cover political issues. Meanwhile, he started his collaboration with the Sunday edition of the newspaper “Akropolis”, the newspaper “Ethnos” and the magazines “ENA” and “STATUS”.

In 1987, he started working for the newly founded radio “ATHINA 9,84”. At the same time he became member of the founding committee of the station. He also temporarily worked at the radio stations “ERA”, “SKY 100,4”, “PLANET” and “STATUS FM”.

In 1989, he started his collaboration with MEGA TV station. From 1998 until 2003 he was General Director of News and Information department of the station.

From 2003 until 2007, he collaborates with ALPHA TV Station, as Executive Vice President and General Director of News and Information department and later, as Chairman and CEO.

From April 2007 until October 2011 he collaborates with ALTER TV station.

In September 2007 he founded along with Andreas Kouris the «Real Group», which owns the radio station “Real Fm 97.8” in Athens, “Real Fm 107.1” in Salonica, “Ellinikos 93,2” in Athens, the weekly (every Sunday) newspaper “Real News” and the news portal “Real.gr”.

In 2012 Nikos Chatzinikolaou created his own personal site-blog “Enikos.gr” and the financial news blog “Enikonomia.gr”.

From September 2013 until June 2016, he collaborates with STAR Channel TV Station.

Since January 2017, he is the anchorman of the main news edition of ANT1 TV Station.

Nikos Chatzinikolaou is board member of European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA).

Mariana Pirgioti

Co-founder DOME CONSULTING FIRM & Communication Expert

Mariana Pirgioti

She studied Political Sciences at the Department of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and media training at the BBC Academy. She is a journalist, political analyst, TV anchorwoman until 2011 and General Manager of the think tank Institute of Democracy, Konstantinos Karamanlis until 2014.

She is an experienced and distinguished media trainer for “tradional” and cyber crisis management in companies such as: PETROLA HELLAS, HELLENIC PETROLEUM (ELPE), LAFARGE BETON, HALYPS BUILDING MATERIALS, ITALCEMENTI GROUP, REGENCY CASINO THESSALONIKI, HSBC, CREDIT AGRICOLE LIFE, DELTA, KATSELIS, GOODY’S, EVEREST, CARREFOUR, GENESIS FARMA and others.

Katia Makri

Journalist

Katia Makri

Katia Makri is a journalist at Antenna Channel, one of the leading television networks in Greece. She has more than 20 years of experience as a political editor, and worked during that time for Ethnos, Eleftherotypia and Real newspapers, Star Channel, Alter Channel, Real, Alpha, and Flash Radio.

She was born in Athens, she has a master in European Studies and speaks fluently English and Italian.

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At a glance

At the heart of a modern Demographic policy must be the removal of barriers.

Removing barriers means:

  • Free choice for those who would like a larger family.
  • Targeted support that addresses the real problems of raising children.
  • Tackling inhibitors as young people themselves prioritize.
  • A consistent, multidimensional, long-term policy for modern families.
schedule

Schedule

09:15 - 10:00

Registration

10:00 - 10:30 | Summit Opening

Speech by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Prime Minister

10:30 - 10:45

Greetings via video

Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission

10:45 - 11:00

Greetings

Fokion Karavias

Fokion Karavias

Managing Director of Eurobank

11:00 - 11:45 | Presentation

New Study of I.O.B.E. for the Demographic

Nikos Vettas

Nikos Vettas

General Manager I.O.B.E.
Professor of Economics AUEB

11:45 - 12:45 | Section A

Demographic Challenges and Fiscal Priorities

Panagiotis Tsakloglou

Panagiotis Tsakloglou

Deputy Minister of Social Security, Professor of International & European Economic Studies AUEB

Konstantinos Zachariadis

Konstantinos Zachariadis

Member of the Hellenic Parliament SYRIZA, Head of Interior Affairs

George Patoulis

George Patoulis

Regional Governor of Attica

Byron Kotzamanis

Byron Kotzamanis

Professor of Demography University of Thessaly

Alexis Patelis

Alexis Patelis

Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister

Dr. Kyriacos Sabatakakis

Dr. Kyriacos Sabatakakis

President and Managing Director of Accenture Greece

Nikos Chatzinikolaou
Moderator

Nikos Chatzinikolaou

Publisher - Director Realnews

12:45 - 13:30

Break / Finger Food

13:30 - 13:45

Greetings via video

Dubravka Šuica

Dubravka Šuica

European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography

13:45 - 14:45 | Section B

Social Policies and Demographic Sustainability

Notis Mitarachi

Notis Mitarachi

Minister of Migration and Asylum

Maria Syrengela

Maria Syrengela

Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs

Christos Harpantidis

Christos Harpantidis

Chairman and Managing Director of Papastratos, Head of the EU South East Cluster Philip Morris International

Zefi Dimadama, PhD

Zefi Dimadama, PhD

Scientific Teaching Staff (EDIP) Panteion University, VP Women of the European Socialist Party

Alexandra Tragaki

Alexandra Tragaki

Professor of Demography Economics, Harokopio University

Valia Aranitou

Valia Aranitou

Associate Professor at University of Crete

Mariana Pirgioti
Moderator

Mariana Pirgioti

Co-founder DOME CONSULTING FIRM & Communication Expert

14:45 - 14:55

Greetings

Dr. Colin Scicluna

Dr. Colin Scicluna

Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Suica

14:55 - 15:55 | Section C

Demographic Trends - Education and Human Capital

Niki Kerameus

Niki Kerameus

Minister of Education and Religious Affairs

Domna Michailidou

Domna Michailidou

Deputy Minister for Social Welfare and Social Solidarity

Christos Goulas

Christos Goulas

General Director of the Institute of Labour GSEE, PhD

Pavlos Baltas

Pavlos Baltas

Ph.D Demography, Researcher at EKKE

May Zanni

May Zanni

President and Co-founder of Women Act

Katia Makri
Moderator

Katia Makri

Journalist

15:55 - 16:05

Conclusions / Summit Closure

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speakers

Speakers

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Prime Minister

Ursula von der Leyen
Via Video

Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission

Fokion Karavias

Fokion Karavias

Managing Director of Eurobank

Nikos Vettas

Nikos Vettas

General Manager I.O.B.E.
Professor of Economics AUEB

Panagiotis Tsakloglou

Panagiotis Tsakloglou

Deputy Minister of Social Security, Professor of International & European Economic Studies AUEB

Konstantinos Zachariadis

Konstantinos Zachariadis

Member of the Hellenic Parliament SYRIZA, Head of Interior Affairs

George Patoulis

George Patoulis

Regional Governor of Attica

Byron Kotzamanis

Byron Kotzamanis

Professor of Demography University of Thessaly

Alexis Patelis

Alexis Patelis

Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister

Dr. Kyriacos Sabatakakis

Dr. Kyriacos Sabatakakis

President and Managing Director of Accenture Greece

Dubravka Šuica
Via Video

Dubravka Šuica

European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography

Notis Mitarachi

Notis Mitarachi

Minister of Migration and Asylum

Maria Syrengela

Maria Syrengela

Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs

Christos Harpantidis

Christos Harpantidis

Chairman and Managing Director of Papastratos, Head of the EU South East Cluster Philip Morris International

Zefi Dimadama, PhD

Zefi Dimadama, PhD

Scientific Teaching Staff (EDIP) Panteion University, VP Women of the European Socialist Party

Alexandra Tragaki

Alexandra Tragaki

Professor of Demography Economics, Harokopio University

Valia Aranitou

Valia Aranitou

Associate Professor at University of Crete

Dr. Colin Scicluna

Dr. Colin Scicluna

Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Suica

Niki Kerameus

Niki Kerameus

Minister of Education and Religious Affairs

Domna Michailidou

Domna Michailidou

Deputy Minister for Social Welfare and Social Solidarity

Christos Goulas

Christos Goulas

General Director of the Institute of Labour GSEE, PhD

Pavlos Baltas

Pavlos Baltas

Ph.D Demography, Researcher at EKKE

May Zanni

May Zanni

President and Co-founder of Women Act

Nikos Chatzinikolaou
Moderator

Nikos Chatzinikolaou

Publisher - Director Realnews

Mariana Pirgioti
Moderator

Mariana Pirgioti

Co-founder DOME CONSULTING FIRM & Communication Expert

Katia Makri
Moderator

Katia Makri

Journalist

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