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Honorary Presidents

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Karolos Papoulias

Karolos Papoulias served as the President of Greece from 2005 to 2015.He previously was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1985 to 1989 and again from 1993 until 1996.


Prokopios Pavlopoulos

Prokopios Pavlopoulos is a Greek lawyer, university professor and politician who served as President of Greece from 2015 to 2020. He previously was Minister of the Interior from 2004 to 2009. 


Lucas Demetrios Papademos

Lucas Demetrios Papademos is a Greek economist, who served as Prime Minister of Greece from November 2011 to May 2012. He previously served as Vice President of the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010 and Governor of the Bank of Greece from 1994 to 2002. He was a visiting professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a senior fellow at the Center for Financial Studies at the University of Frankfurt

Members of the Steering Committee (alphabetically)


Aristeidis Agathoklis

Aristides Agathoklis joined the diplomacy in 1974 serving in the central service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NATO Directorate). From 1980 to 1985 he was the secretary of the permanent representation of Greece in the E.O.K. (Brussels), then he served as head of the political affairs office in Kavala (minority issues) while he was a consultant at the embassy in London. He served as Consul General in Hong Kong and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Croatian ECMM. From 1994 to 1998 he was a member of the Greek delegation to the European Councils at ESSEN (1994), Cannes (1995), Madrid (1995), Florence (1996), Amsterdam (1997), Luxembourg (1997), Cardiff (1998) and Vienna (1998). In 1999 he served in the European Affairs Office as a director in the diplomatic office of the then Minister of Foreign Affairs. From 2000 to 2003 he was the Permanent Representative of Greece to the European Union (Chairman of the Permanent Representatives Committee of the NASA Board during the 4th Greek Presidency in the first half of 2003). From 2003 to 2005 he was the ambassador of Greece in Spain and five years later, he served as a special adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He completed his career as Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the period 2007-2008.


Anastasia Ailamaki

Anastasia Ailamaki is a Professor of Computer and Communication Sciences at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the co-founder of RAW Labs SA, a Swiss company developing real-time analytics infrastructures for heterogeneous big data from multiple sources. She earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. She received the 2019 ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations and the 2020 VLDB Women in Database Research Award. She is also the recipient of an ERC Consolidator Award (2013), the Finmeccanica endowed chair from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon (2007), a European Young Investigator Award from the European Science Foundation (2007), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2005), an NSF CAREER award (2002), and ten best-paper awards in database, storage, and computer architecture conferences. She is an ACM fellow, an IEEE fellow, the Laureate for the 2018 Nemitsas Prize in Computer Science, and an elected member of the Swiss, the Belgian, the Greek, and the Cypriot National Research Councils. She is a member of the Academia Europaea and of the World Economic Forum Expert Network.


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Othon Anastasakis

Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX); Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College; Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations; Affiliate of the Centre for International Studies; Affiliate of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA); former Director of the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford (July 2012-October 2015).


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George-Marios Angeletos

George-Marios Angeletos was born in 1975, in Athens, Greece. He is a Greek economist who is a Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned his BA degree in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business in 1996, and received his M.Sc. in Economics in 1997 from the same university. Angeletos earned his Ph.D in Economics in 2001 from Harvard. He received a scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation to complete his doctorate. After graduating from Harvard, Angeletos became a member of the MIT faculty, and was awarded tenure there in 2007. In 2006, Angeletos received a Sloan Fellowship, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Shortly after receiving tenure, Angeletos won the Bodossaki Foundation Prize in Social Sciences for distinguished young Greek scientists in 2008. During 2013-14, Angeletos held the Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance at the University of Zurich. He has published many articles in the field of macroeconomics. In particular, much of his research has investigated the impact of informational frictions in macro settings. He has made many notable contributions to the field of global games, which followed the work of Stephen Morris and Hung Song Shin. More recently, his work has focused on the roles of expectations, information, and bounded rationality in the business cycle.

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Harris Antoniou

Harris Antoniou is the founder and CEO of Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd where the Latsco Family Office is a major shareholder. He is a former CEO of Amsterdam Trade Bank, and he has held management positions at leading institutions for the last 25 years, having served as a CEO at the Department of Energy, Freight and Transport as well as at the AMCI group with investments in raw materials, goods and shipping and as a member of the Management Team of ABN AMRO. Recently, as a partner and board member of Advent Technologies Inc., he contributed to the raising of private equities and the listing of the company on the Nasdaq. 

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Pavlos Apostolidis

Pavlos Apostolidis is a diplomat. He was Minister of Administrative Reform and E-Government in the Pikrammenos cabinet. He has served as an advisor for the Greek Embassy in Ankara, Ambassador of Greece to Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Oman, Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, Director of the Ministry of Bilateral Relations, permanent representative of the Greek government to the European Commission, and director of the national intelligence service EYP. 

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Vassilis Apostolopoulos

Vassilis Apostolopoulos is the CEO of Athens Medical Group, a leading health care services group in Greece and Southeastern Europe. He is the President of the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association (EENE), member of the General Council of the Hellenic Federation of Industries (SEV), member of the Greek Medical Tourism Council (ELITOUR) and member of the Board of Greece – Qatar Business Council. He is a member of the Advisory board of the Hellenic Observatory at London School of Economics, and member of the Board of the Center for International Business and Management (CIBAM) at Cambridge University.

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Emilios Avgouleas

Emilios Avgouleas holds the International Banking Law and Finance Chair at the University of Edinburgh and is the founding director of the Edinburgh LLM in International Banking Law and Finance. He is an expert on financial reform, fintech policy and regulation, banking theory and regulation, capital markets regulation, law and finance, and global economic governance. He serves as a member of the European Securities and Markets Group, the Stakeholder Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). He is a senior research fellow at Edinburgh University's blockchain lab and serves as a visiting Professor at the School of European Political Economy, Luiss Guido Carli. He is a fellow of the academic board of the European Banking Institute (EBI), the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and the Monetary Comittee of the International Law Association. He conducts research for the World Economic Forum (WEF)/Davos on Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Technology in the context of the Great Reset. He is also acting as a consultant for the European Parliament for the general area of EU financial stability, Bank Resolution, and post-Covid 19 NPLs. 

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Stavros-Ioannis Benos

Stavros-Ioannis Benos is the President of DIAZOMA Association. He was born in Kalamata on December 30, 1947 and he is a licensed topographical engineer. He has served Greece’s public life as: Mayor of Kalamata (1979-1990); Member of Parliament (const. Messenia, 1990-2004, const. Athens B, 2004-2007) and Deputy Culture Minister in Andreas Papandreou last government; Culture Minister, Minister for the Aegean region, Deputy Minister of Public Order in Kostas Simitis’ governments. Major achievements during his public service are: The reconstruction of the city Kalamata after the devastating earthquakes of September 1986; this project was awarded both by the European Council of Spatial Planners (for the original and human-centered urban restoration of Kalamata) and by EuropaNostra. (for the preservation and enhancement of the city’s monuments); the establishment and operation of the Citizen Service Centers (KEPs); the establishment and operation of DIAZOMA association.

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Dimitris Bertsimas

Dimitris Bertsimas is an American applied mathematician, and a professor in the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the founding director of the Masters of Business Analytics at MIT. He is currently the Associate Dean of Business Analytics at MIT's Sloan School Management.In 2005, Bertsimas was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to optimization theory and stochastic systems and innovative applications in financial engineering and transportation. His research interests include optimization, machine learning and applied probability and their applications in health care, finance, operations management and transportation.

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Michael Bernitsas

Michael Bernitsas is the Mortimer E. Cooley Collegiate Professor of Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan, the director of the Marine Renewable Energy Lab and coordinator of the VIVACE project His expertise pertains to hydrokinetic energy conversion, enhancement of high-damping, high-Reynolds flow induced motion, suppression of vortex induced vibrations, marine riser mechanics, and mooring system dynamics. He is also the founder of the company, Vortex Hydro Energy

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Olga Bornozi

Olga Bornozi is the Vice-President and Managing Director of Capital Link based in New York City, USA. She has studied Political and Economic Sciences at the University of Geneva and Political Science and International Studies at the Institute of International Studies (H.E.I.), in Geneva and the Institut d’Etudes Europeennes of Geneva. Besides the Capital Link, she has experience in working with various prominent companies and organizations, such as the Press and Information Desk of the General Consulate of Greece in Geneva, the G.I.E. SA Generale Import-Export SA, the LATSIS family, LAVIPHARM SA in Athens, the Greek representation to the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM in Davos, the Office of the Executive Director of the Organizing Committee of "Athens Olympic Games 2004".

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Marios Camhis

Marios Camhis studied Architecture and continued his studies in London at the Architectural Association (AΑ Dip Plan) and taught at the Planning Department. He obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) at the London School of Economics and Political Science and continued his research at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He worked in Athens as: Free-lance urban and regional planner; Scientific advisor at the Ministry of National Economy, responsible for the National Coastal Management Plan, Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the Council of Ministers’ Working Group for the Greek Memorandum. He has been a European Commission official and has served as Deputy Head and Head of Cabinet of Commissioner G. Varfis, Head of Unit in DG for Regional Policy responsible for cross-border and urban planning programs, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece, and Advisor at DG Communication. He was EU Fellow at the George Mason University in Washington DC, and an instructor at the University of Thessaly  and at the Harokopio University of Athens. Following his retirement from the European Commission, he served as Chairman of the Management Organization Unit of Development Programs, MOU S.A.

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Nicandros Bouras

Nick (Nicandros) Bouras is a Greek professor (emeritus) of psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience King's College London, United Kingdom. His clinical, research and educational contribution has been focused on the social dimension of psychiatry and programmes that promote developments in mental health around the world. In addition, he has been involved with the Hellenic Diaspora. He was the Founding President of the World Hellenic Biomedical Association that was established in London, UK in 1990.

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Panos Carvounis

Panos Carvounis has served as the Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece. He has also served as Principal Adviser, Director, Deputy Director-General and Director-General at the European Commission Directorate-General Press and Communication, Director for “Small Businesses, Commerce and Distribution, Co-operatives, Mutuals, Associations and Foundations” in Directorate-General for Enterprise Policy of the European Commission, Head of the Unit «Energy Co-operation with non EU countries» in Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission, Assistant to the Director-General for Energy of the European Commission and an Advisor to the French Ministry of Transport.

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Angelos Chaniotis

Angelos Chaniotis is Professor of Ancient History and Classics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His research is dedicated to ancient inscriptions, historical memory, religion, theatricality in public life, emotion, and society in the Hellenistic world and the Roman East. He served as Professor at New York University and the Universities of Heidelberg and Oxford, and he currently is Visiting Professor at the Northeastern Normal University in China. He also served as Vice Rector of the University of Heidelberg and as member of many boards, including the Comitato Nazionale dei Garanti per la Ricerca in Italy and the Research Board of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He currently serves in the Council of Higher Education in Greece. He is corresponding member of the Academies of Athens, Finland, and Heidelberg and member of the Academia Europaea. He is recipient of numerous honorary decrees and awards and has been made Commander of the Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic.

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Nicholas Christakis

Nicholas A. Christakis  is an American sociologist and physician known for his research on social networks and on the socioeconomic, biosocial, and evolutionary determinants of behavior, health, and longevity. He is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, where he directs the Human Nature Lab. He is also the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science. Christakis has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Christakis has been named to the Time 100, Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.He has also been named by Foreign Policy magazine to its list of top global thinkers.

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Demetrios Christodoulou

Demetrios Christodoulou is Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the ETH Zurich since 2001. Professor Christodoulou was born on October 19, 1951 in Athens, Greece. He studied physics at Princeton University and received his Ph.D. in 1971. During the period 1972-​1976 he was a research fellow at Caltech, a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Athens, and a visiting scientist at CERN in Geneva and at ICTP in Trieste. During the period 1976-​1981 he was at the Max Planck Institute in Munich as a Humboldt fellow. During 1981-​1983 he was a visiting member at the Courant Institute in New York. In 1983 he went to Syracuse University as an associate professor in mathematics and physics and was promoted to full professor in 1985. In 1988 he returned to the Courant Institute as a full professor. In 1992 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, a position he held until 2001. Professor Christodoulou received the MacArthur Fellows award (1993) for his work in mathematics and physics,  the Bocher Memorial Prize of the American Mathematical Society (1999) for his contributions to mathematical analysis in the development of general relativity, the Tomalla prize (gravitation, 2008), and the Shaw Prize in Mathematics for his work in nonlinear partial differential equations in Lorentzian geometry and its applications to general relativity. Professor Christodoulou is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2001 and of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences since 2012. Professor Christodoulou's research is the study of hyperbolic partial differential equations in conjunction with the development of general relativity and fluid mechanics.

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George P. Chrousos

George P. Chrousos is a Greek-American pediatrician, endocrinologist, neurobiologist and one of the world's foremost medical clinical researchers. He serves as Professor of Pediatrics and Endocrinology Emeritus and at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece and as Director of University Research Institute of Maternal And Child Health & Precision Medicine. He currently also holds the UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care. He is one of the 250 most cited scientists internationally (ISI highly cited), included not only in the list of Clinical Medicine, but also in that of Biology and Biochemistry, and is the highest cited clinical pediatrician or endocrinologist in the world. He currently serves in the Council of Higher Education in Greece.

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Athena Coustenis

Athena Coustenis is Director of Research with the French Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) at Paris Observatory, specializing in Astrophysics and Planetology. She contributes to the development of space missions and analyzes the acquired data to investigate the atmospheres and surfaces of planets, satellites and exoplanets (examples are the Cassini-Huygens mission and the upcoming JUICE and ARIEL missions). She has more extensively studied the large Saturnian moon, Titan and the Galilean satellites. She is currently the Chair of the European Space Agency’s Human spaceflight and Exploration Science Advisory Committee (ESA-HESAC), of the COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection and of the Science evaluation committee of the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES-CERES). She is a member of several other international advisory bodies (with NASA, ESA, NASEM, etc). Her production record includes about 260 scientific articles, several books or chapters and more than 700 communications.

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Achilles V. Constantakopoulos

Achilles Constantakopoulos is a graduate of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. Since 1997 he has been leading TEMES S.A., developers of Costa Navarino, where he currently holds the position of Chairman. He is also the Chairman of IONIAN HOTEL ENTERPRISES S.A., owner of the Hilton Athens hotel. He is Chairman and Managing Director of COSTATERRA S.A. (investments and real estate development) and a member of the Board of Directors of AEGEAN AIRLINES S.A., CHIPITA S.A. and SETE (Greek Tourism Confederation). Mr. Constantakopoulos is President of the Captain Vassilis & Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation and a member of the board of “The Hellenic Initiative”, a non-profit organization.

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George D. Dangas

Dr. Dangas is a Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Surgery (Vascular) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director of Cardiovascular Innovation at the Cardiovascular Institute of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, and the Director of the Medical School Course Cardiology. He is a Founding Physician of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City. Dr. Dangas trained in internal medicine at the Miriam Hospital/Brown University in Rhode Island, and in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He has authored over 500 publications, including an international referral textbook on Interventional Cardiology Principles & Practice. Additionally, he is a course director and invited/featured speaker in many of the highest ranked cardiovascular conferences worldwide. Dr. Dangas has received Fellowship distinction in seven national and international professional societies and was a Trustee of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and also of the American College of Cardiology.  He is the American College of Cardiology Distinguished Teacher 2017.

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Constantinos Daskalakis

Constantinos Daskalakis is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT, working on Computation Theory and its interface with Game Theory, Economics, Probability Theory, Machine Learning and Statistics. His work has resolved long-standing open problems about the computational complexity of Nash equilibrium and multi-item auctions, and it now focuses on high-dimensional statistics and learning from biased, dependent, and strategic data. In 2018 he was honored with the prestigious Nevanlinna Prize by the International Mathematical Union. This prize is presented along with the Fields medal for outstanding contributions to mathematical aspects of information sciences. He has been honored with several other important awards including the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, the Kalai Prize from the Game Theory Society, the Sloan fellowship in Computer Science, the SIAM outstanding paper prize, the Simons investigator award, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper award, and the Bodossaki foundation distinguished young scientists award.

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Dimitris Daskalopoulos

Dimitris Daskalopoulos is the founder and Chairman of DAMMA Holdings SA, a financial services and investment company. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) for 8 consecutive years  and presently, he is SEV’s Honorary President. Daskalopoulos was the principal owner, Chairman and CEO of Delta Holdings/Vivartia SA, Greece’s largest food conglomerate. He has served as Vice President of the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE). He is the founder of diaNEOsis, a research think tank in Greece, which commissions studies and makes policy proposals on the major social and economic issues in Greece and he has been serving as the organization's chairman since its foundation.

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Maria Demertzis

Maria Demertzis is Deputy Director at Bruegel. She has previously worked at the European Commission and the research department of the Dutch Central Bank. She has also held academic positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the USA and the University of Strathclyde in the UK, from where she holds a PhD in economics. She has published extensively in international academic journals and contributed regular policy inputs to both the European Commission's and the Dutch Central Bank's policy outlets.

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Georgia Destouni

Georgia (Gia) Destouni is a Professor of Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources, Head of Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University, Sweden. Her research interests include hydro-climate, water resource availability and quality, and their shifts due to changes in human activity, climate, and other environmental aspects. Geographically, her research focus is both global and regional on various parts of the world, including for example the Baltic, Arctic, Central and East Asian, Balkan and Mediterranean regions. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Henry Darcy Medallist of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), and winner of the Swedish Sigge Thernwall Grand Prize for sustainability research. Among various international and national commissions of trust, she is Editor in Chief of the AGU journal Water Resources Research, member of the Council of Trustees of WWF Sweden, and has been Secretary General of The Swedish Research Council Formas, Vice President of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), and member of the scientific advisory committee of Science Europe.

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Nikiforos Diamandouros

Paraskevas Nikiforos Diamandouros is a regular member of the Academy of Athens and Emeritus Professor of comparative politics at the University of Athens Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He was the first National Ombudsman of Greece from 1998 to 2003 and has been Ombudsman for the European Union from April 2003 to October 2013. He is an expert of state-building, nation-building,  democratisation, the relationship between culture and politics, as well as politics and history of Greece and Southern Europe.  He has served as the Director of Development at the Athens College, the Program Director for Western Europe and the Near and Middle East at the Social Science Research Council, New York, the president of the Modern Greek Studies Association, the Director of the Greek Institute for International and Strategic Studies, the president of the Greek Political Science Association, the co-chair of the Social Science Research Council's Subcommittee on Southern Europe, the director and chairman of the Greek National Centre for Social Research, and a visiting professor of political science at the Juan March Centre for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Madrid, Spain.

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Savas Dimopoulos

Savas Dimopoulos is a particle physicist at Stanford University. He is well known for his work on constructing theories beyond the Standard Model, which are currently being searched for and tested at particle colliders like LHC at CERN and at experiments all over the world. He proposed a softly broken SU(5) GUT model , which is one of the foundational papers of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). He also proposed the ADD model of large extra dimensions.

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Konstantinos Drosatos

Konstantinos Drosatos is the Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is also a Visiting Professor of the Center for Systems Biomedicine at the UCLA, and external faculty of the University of Crete Medical School (Greece).  He is the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Investigator award of the American Heart Association-Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council. He has been a co-founder and served as the president of two scientific networks of Greek biomedical scientists and physicians that live abroad: The Hellenic Bioscientific Association in the USA and the World Hellenic Biomedical Association. Currently, he is the Vice-President of the ARISTEiA-Institute for the Advancement of Research & Education in Arts, Sciences and Technology.

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Georgios I. Doukidis

He has a B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Thessaloniki (1980), an M.Sc. in Operational Research, London School of Economics (1981), and a Ph.D. in Simulation/Artificial Intelligence, London School of Economics - LSE (1985). In the period 1981-1991 he worked at LSE as Teaching Assistant in Operational Research, Lecturer in Computing and Academic Visitor in Information Systems. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He was Visiting Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Computing at Brunel University in UK (1996-2004) and he also taught at London Business School. He teaches and researches in the areas of Management and Strategy of Information Systems, Electronic Commerce, Innovation and Business Development, Decision Support Systems. He has an extensive 25 years experience with R&D in Information and he has supervised successfully 13 PhD students in UK and Greece. He is initiator and director of ELTRUN (ELectronic Trading Research UNit at AUEB and has collaborated with more than 50 research groups worldwide in R&D projects. He has successfully managed more than 50 R&D projects financed by the European Commission (in programs such as IST, ESPRIT, Tellematics for Administration etc), the Greek Government and private organizations.

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Constantinos Filis

Constantinos Filis is a specialist in Russian and former Soviet space affairs and a strategic planning expert on Greek foreign policy on the broader region of the Black Sea, the Caucasus and Central Asia. He has served as Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at Panteion University’s Institute of International Relations (IIR), and since November 2004 has headed the IIR’s Russia and Eurasia Centre, which in September 2008 was renamed the Centre for Russia, Eurasia & South East Europe. He was elected Senior Associate Member (SAM) at St Antony’s College, Oxford University, and he is an Associate of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX). 

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Athanassios S. Fokas

Athanassios Spyridon Fokas is a Greek mathematician, with degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Medicine. Since 2002, he is Professor of Nonlinear Mathematical Science[3] in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge and Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California. He is an expert of symmetries, integrable nonlinear PDEs, Painleve equations and random matrices, models for leukemia and protein folding, electro-magneto-enchephalography, nuclear imaging, and relativistic gravity. Also, he has introduced a new method for solving boundary value problems known as the Fokas method.

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Emmanuel Fragkoulis

Emmanuel Fragkoulis has served as Reader and Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Athens. He was elected several times Chairman of the Faculty of Biology. He has served as the Secretary General for Science and Technology at the Ministry for Development and Industry of the Hellenic Republic, President of the National Center of Public Administration and Chairman of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies.

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Evangelos Eleftheriou

Evangelos Eleftheriou is an electrical engineer. He is an IBM Fellow and responsible for the Cloud and Computing Infrastructure department at the IBM Research – Zurich laboratory in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, and is also the group leader for the Memory and Cognitive Technologies group in that department.His research interests include signal processing and coding, solid-state memories and storage, and storage for big data. More recently he has expanded his interests to emerging computing paradigms such as neuromorphic and in-memory computing for AI applications. 

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Marily Frangista

Marily Frangista has been the Managing Director of FRANCO COMPANIA NAVIERA S.A. since 1995. Since 2000, she has held non-executive positions on the Board of Directors of various institutional organizations in the Maritime Industry. She also served as an independent non-executive member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece. Since 2004, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the MALTA INTERNATIONAL SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION (MISA) and presently serves as a Treasurer/ Secretary. Since September 2012, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Endeavor Greece.

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Apostolos Gkoutzinis

Apostolos Gkoutzinis is a partner at Milbank, one of the top law firms in the world. He is based in the London office and runs the firm’s capital markets practice in Europe. He has been the lead lawyer on some of the largest financing transactions in the world for many years. He is also one of the leading lawyers internationally with a focus on Greece, having advised all of the major Greek companies in their investments internationally and most of the foreign investors in their investments in Greece. In 2015, he was voted the best finance lawyer in Europe by an international poll under the aegis of The Lawyer, one of the leading specialist publications of the legal business. He was born in Kavala in 1975 and lives in London with his wife and five children.

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Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler

Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler is an academic Byzantinologist. She is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Greece. In the 2008 show Great Greeks, she was named amongst the 100 greatest Greeks of all time. By becoming Deputy Principal and Principal of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, she did not only became the first woman to hold this post in the 700-year history of Sorbonne and the first woman in the world to hold the post of a Principal in a world-renowned University. She was the Rector of the Academy of Paris and Chancellor of the Universities of Paris, the president of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Principal at the University of Europe in Paris, the President of the Ethics Committee of the National Centre of Scientific Research in France, the President of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi in Greece and Honorary President of the International Committee of Byzantine Studies.

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Costas Grammenos

Costas Grammenos, an academic, has been a visiting professor at City University, London since 1982, where he became Professor of Shipping, Trade, and Finance in 1986, also founding the centre of that name. In 1984 he established the MSc in that field; in 1997 the MSc in Logistics, Trade and Finance; and in 2002 the MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance. He is the Vice Chancellor of City University and Dean of the undergraduate program at the university’s Cass Business School. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp. From 1998 to 2002 he was President of the International Association of Maritime Economists, while in 2006 he was appointed president of the newly formed International Hellenic University, based in Thessaloniki. In 1994, Queen Elizabeth made him Officer of the British Empire for his work in EDUCATION and his promotion of British-Greek relations. In 1998 he was Seatrade Personality of the Year, while in 1999 he was awarded the highest academic accolade in the UK, the Doctor of Science. In 2009 he was honored once again by Queen Elizabeth, named Commander of the British Empire for his contributions to teaching and research. In December 2011, he was named by Lloyd’s List, the British shipping magazine, as one of the most influential figures in the international shipping industry, achieving the ranking of 65. He is also a member of the American Bureau of Shipping.

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Anna Grimani

Anna Grimani  studied journalism in Paris. Her professional career began as an editor at the Greek daily newspaper “Ta Nea”  and then she   moved   to magazines  “Ena” ,  “Ikones” and other publications of the Greek Press. Her interviews presented  a deeply timed personalities that influenced  the Greek and international world of scientists. She launched at the magazine “K” of the news paper  “Kathimerini tis Kyriakis” the column title “Patridognosia” and “Greeks Outside”. Its theme was culture And the interviews of prominent Greek and international personalities of science. She has conducted interviews  with  more   than   450   distinguished  Greeks Scientists who excel in academic institutions and research centers abroad. Editorial   and   presentation   of   emission “Remarkable   Greeks”  airing  on   national television (ERT1) -hourly  portraits of  leading International Greek scientists  abroad, shooting at research and academic areas of action in Europe and the first presentation of these figures in Greek television. She is a member of the Organization Hopegenesis Mentor Committee. She maintains a blog in the Greek version of Huffington Post. She has written four Poetic Collections, the biography of Eleni Glykatzi-Ahrweiler ‘’The 600 Pens and 10 Poemes”.

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Michalis Haliassos

Michalis Haliassos holds the Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt. He is Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Founding Director of the CEPR Network on Household Finance (2015- ), Research Professor and Executive Board member of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability, advisor to the European Central Bank on the Eurozone Survey of Household Finances and Consumption since its inception in 2006 and International Research Fellow of NETSPAR. Haliassos' research interests lie in Macroeconomics and Finance with emphasis on household finance, where he has been among the early contributors. He has served as Department Chairman and as Deputy Dean of the Schools of Economics and Business at Goethe University and at the University of Cyprus, and as member of the Senate and of the Council of the University of Cyprus, of the Greek National Council on Research and Technology (ESET) and of the Consultative Working Group of ESMA.

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Hercules Haralambides

Since 1992, Hercules Haralambides is Professor of Maritime Economics and Logistics, having taught at 9 universities (and in 7 different countries), most prominent of which being Sorbonne University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and National University of Singapore. Currently he is also Distinguished Chair Professor at Dalian Maritime University (China) and Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University (USA). He is the founder of the Erasmus Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) and also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal Maritime Economics & Logistics (MEL). He has written and published over 300 scientific papers, books, reports and articles in the wider area of ports, maritime transport and logistics and has consulted governments, international organizations and private companies all over the world including, for a number of years, the European Commission. In the period 2011-2015 Professor Haralambides was President of the Italian port of Brindisi.

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Gikas Hardouvelis

Gikas A. Hardouvelis is Professor of Finance and Economics in the Department of Banking and Financial Management of the University of Piraeus and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece. He is also the First Deputy Chairman of the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research. He has served as Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic from June 2014 to January 2015. In the past, he served as Research Adviser to the Bank of Greece and to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He was also the Chief Economist of NBG and, later, of Eurobank as well as the President of the Scientific Council  of the Hellenic Bank Association. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Athens Derivatives Exchange and helped its creation. He also served twice as the Director of the Prime Minister’s Economic Office of the Hellenic Republic, under two different prime ministers. Professor Hardouvelis has a Ph.D. in Economics from U.C. Berkeley, and M.Sc. & B.A. degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.  His academic work is in the areas of Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and Finance and has been published in the AER, QJE, J. Finance, RFS and other prestigious top-ranking academic journals.

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Gelina Harlaftis

Gelina Harlaftis is the Director of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) and Professor of Maritime History in the Department of History of the University of Crete. She was President of the International Maritime Economic History Αssociation, a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University, and an Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., International Visiting Scholar in the Business History Program, Harvard Business School. She was also visiting professor in Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada and Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Maritime Studies, Greenwich University in London . Her research interests are in maritime history, economic and social history, business history, global history and diaspora history. 

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Marina Hatsopoulos

Marina Hatsopoulos is a tech entrepreneur who serves as a financial expert on corporate boards, both public and private, from startup through enterprise. As an angel investor and advisor to an array of organizations, including the Cypriot government, she is involved in the emerging startup ecosystems in Greece and Cyprus. She is a published writer of articles, fiction and creative non-fiction, and an expert in topics related to entrepreneurship. 

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John Iliopoulos

John (Jean) Iliopoulos is a Greek physicist. He is the first person to present the Standard Model of particle physics in a single report. He is best known for his prediction of the charm quark with Sheldon Lee Glashow and Luciano Maiani (the "GIM mechanism"). He demonstrated the cancellation of anomalies in the Standard model and the Fayet-Iliopoulos D-term formula. He is currently an honorary member of Laboratory of theoretical physics of École Normale Supérieure, Paris. He is a pioneer of supersymetry, the hypothetical symmetry that links fermions and bosons.He also studied some aspects of the quantum theory of gravitation as well as the mathematical properties of invariant gauge theories formulated in a non-commutative geometric space.

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Ioli Kalavrezou

Ioli Kalavrezou since 1989 is the Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine art History at the department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, having taught earlier at UCLA and at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. She has served as Chair of the department for six years and is also Senior Fellow and Senior Research Associate at Dumbarton Oaks and Trustee at the Cyprus Research Institute.

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Vrasidas Karalis

Vrasidas Karalis teaches Modern Greek Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, where he holds the Sir Nicholas Laurantos Chair in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. He has published extensively on Byzantine historiography, Greek political life, Greek Cinema, European cinema, literary criticism and contemporary political philosophy.

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Antonis Kokossis

Antonis Kokossis is a Professor of Process Systems Engineering in the  School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is the Director of the  Industrial Process Systems Engineering (IPSEN), a Visiting Professor at the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, UK, and an Adjunct Research Professor, Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies (ATHENA), Athens, Greece

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Theodoros Kofidis

Associate Professor Theodoros Kofidis is the Head of Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. He is also an Associate Professor with the Department of Surgery, at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Kofidis has introduced numerous new technologies in his field of practice regionally, and launched new types of less invasive surgery. He has trained in some of the world’s leading institutions such as the Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester, New York, USA), the Texas Heart Institute (Houston, USA), the Hannover Medical School (Germany) and Stanford University Medical School (California, USA).

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Alexandros Kedros

Alexandros Kedros is Member of the BoD of Greek Shipping Co-Operation Committee Council & Southern Shipping & Finance Co. Ltd.


Elisa E. Konofagou

Elisa Konofagou is a Greek biomedical engineer in the field of medical ultrasound. She is the Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology (Physics) at Columbia University in New York. Konofagou is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She works on developing novel ultrasound techniques for imaging and therapeutics. Her main interests are related to elasticity imaging, including harmonic motion imagingpulse wave imaging, and electromechanical wave imaging. The clinical foci of the UEIL include breastligament, and myocardial elastography, as well as focused ultrasound therapy related to the blood-brain barrier.

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Dimitios Konovessis

Dimitrios Konovessis is an Associate Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology. He is an expert of ship designing and ship safety, marine systems reliability and maintainability, maritime energy efficiency and management, and systems engineering.

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Nikos Konstandaras

Nikos Konstandaras is columnist for Greece’s Kathimerini newspaper and was the paper’s managing editor from 2004 to 2017. He is also the founding editor of Kathimerini English Edition. He was an op-ed contributor to the New York Times International Edition and has written for several other foreign publications. He also served as a Correspondent for The Associated Press in Athens from 1989 to 1997, covering the broader region. He was born in South Africa and holds a B.A. and M.A. (in Ancient Greek) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. 

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Christina Koulouri

Christina Koulouris is a Professor in Modern and Contemporary History and Rector of Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences (Athens, Greece). From 2013-2017 she was the Dean of the School of Political Sciences and from 2018-2020 Head of the Department of Political Science and History. She studied at the University of Athens (Department of History and Archaeology), the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne where she also received her PhD. From 1999-2016, she was the chair of the History Education Committee of the Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE) and general coordinator of the Joint History Project (JHP). She was Senior Research Fellow at Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne (2010), Visiting Research Fellow at Princeton University (2017) and at the University of Regensburg (2019). 

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Kostas Kostis

Kostas Kostis is professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Athens and management consultant at Alpha Bank and for many years director of the Economic History Division of the University of Athens. He specializes in economic and social history as well as in business history.

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Sophia Kounenaki-Efraimoglou 

Sophia Kounenaki-Efraimoglou is Executive Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of the Hellenic World and Head of “Hellenic Cosmos” Cultural Centre. She is Elected President of the National Chamber Network of Greek Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Elected Member of the BoD of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the BoD at ALBA Graduate Business School and Member of the General Council of SEV. She is a Board Member of TERNA ENERGY GROUP and Lavipharm S.A. She is Vice President of the BoD of Technopolis – Acropolis SA, Vice President of the BoD of the Greek-Latin American Council, General Secretary of the BoD of the Greek-Asian Business Council, Member of the Non-Executive Directors’ Club and Member of the Business Advisory Council of the MBA International Program of the Athens University of Economics and Business. She is a Member of the BoD of the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Member of the Advisory Committee of the Maniatakeion Foundation as well as of the diaNEOsis Institute. In 2008, as a member of the BoD of SEV, she initiated and led the developing of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Code and its promotion in Greek enterprises as well as the subsequent establishment of the Greek Corporate Governance Council in 2012, at the 15-member council of which she is currently a member. She was President and CEO of Vivodi Telecom and President of Fortius Finance Securities S.A., companies which she founded. Moreover, for several years, she taught courses at the Department of Accounting, Business Administration and Informatics at the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences. 

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Chryssa Kouveliotou

Chryssa Kouveliotou is a Greek astrophysicist. She is a professor at George Washington University and a retired senior technologist in high-energy astrophysics at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  Her numerous contributions to the fields of astronomy and astrophysics have expanded our scientific understanding of high-energy transient phenomena, such as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs; the brightest and most powerful cosmic events) and magnetars (extremely magnetized neutron stars). Kouveliotou established the bimodal distribution of the GRB durations and was part of the team which revealed their extragalactic nature. Her team made the first confirmed detection of magnetars. She serves in the Council of Higher Education in Greece.  She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a foreign member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, and a corresponding member of the Athens Academy. She has received by the Greek Government the award of Commander of the Order of the Honor, for excellence in science. Her awards include the EU Descartes Prize, the Rossi Prize, Heineman Prize, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. She was listed among Time Magazine's 25 most influential people in space in 2012. In 2021 she was awarded the Shaw Prize in Astronomy.

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Dimitris Kourkoulas

Dimitris Kourkoulas was the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, responsible for European Affairs and Economic Diplomacy, from June 2012 till January 2015. During his mandate he was also responsible for the Greek Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU in the first semester of 2014. He has served as European Commission Ambassador in Lebanon, the first ambassador of the EU after the end of the war, in Bulgaria, during the period of the negotiations for the accession of Bulgaria into the EU and EU Ambassador in Bosnia & Herzegovina. He was Director in DG Enlargement of the European Commission, responsible for the EU strategy and policy of Enlargement in the Western Balkans, Turkey, and Iceland.

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Stamatios Krimigis

Dr. Stamatios (Tom) Krimigis is Emeritus Head of the Space Exploration Sector at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), member of the Academy of Athens and Chair of Science of Space and Applications, has built instruments that have flown to all 9 classical planets beginning with Mariner 4 to Mars in 1965, also the Moon and the asteroid Eros, and is Principal Investigator on NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 to the outer planets and the Galaxy. In 1999 the International Astronomical Union named asteroid 1979 UH as 8323 Krimigis. Among his most recent awards are the Smithsonian Institutions' National Air and Space Museum Trophy for Lifetime Achievement (2015), the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (2016), and the Theodore von Karman Award (2017) of the International Academy of Astronautics. He is a member of Academia Europaea, and was honored by a special resolution of the U. S. Senate "for exceptional contributions to space science" (2018).

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Alekos Kritikos

Alekos Kritikos has worked for a number of years in Brussels as a senior executive in the European Commission and the Greek Permanent Representation to the EU. He has also served in senior positions in the greek public sector, including the positions of Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Development, as well as the positions of Head of the Region of Attica and President of Consignment Deposits and Loans Fund. He also worked in the banking sector, mainly engaged in international funding of development programs. Currently, he is member of the BoD of the Hellenic Development Bank and Senior Policy Adviser of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). He holds a Diploma degree in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a D.E.A. in Geography from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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Nicholas Ktistakis

Nicholas Ktistakis is a group leader at the Signalling Programme of the Babraham Institute of the University of Cambridge since 1996. He studies lipid signalling and autophagy, with special emphasis on pathways regulated by phosphatidic acid and phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate.

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Odysseas Kyriakopoulos

Odysseas Kyriakopoulos is currently member of the Board of the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research and member of the Board of Lamda Development S.A. Member of the Board of IMERYS Group and of ASK Chemicals GmbH. He has served as chairman of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (2000-2006), vice president of Business Europe (ex UNICE) and of Hellenic Exchanges Holdings S.A., president of the Board of Directors of the Greek National Opera (2006-2009), member of the General Council of the Bank of Greece (2002-2011) and chairman of the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (2011 – 2014).

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Nikos Kyrpides

Nikos Kyrpides is a Greek-American bioscientist who has worked on the origins of life, information processing, bioinformatics, microbiology, metagenomics and microbiome data science. He is a senior staff scientist at the Berkeley National Laboratory, head of the Prokaryote Super Program and leads the Microbiome Data Science program at the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. He led the development of several pioneering data-management systems in microbial genomics and metagenomics, which are widely used in the scientific community (with several thousand users worldwide). These include systems for data management and curation of genome projects and their associated metadata, such as the Genomes OnLine Database (GOLD), and comparative-genomics systems such as ERGO and the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG). His current research focuses on microbiome research, with an emphasis on microbiome data science.

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Irene Lemos

Irene S. Lemos is a Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. She is a classical archaeologist, specializing in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age of Greece. Her main research interests are the archaeology of Early Greece; state formation from the 12th century BC to the Archaic period; literacy; Late Bronze and Iron Age exchange patterns and connectivity in the Mediterranean. She has published papers, monographs and edited volumes on the archaeology of Early Greece. She is also the director of the excavations and publications of the finds from the site of Lefkandi in Euboea.

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Fay Makantasi

Fay Makantasi is the Head of Research at diaNEOsis and an Adj. Assistant Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She completed her PhD thesis on a game theoretic approach of international trade at AUEB. As a Postdoctoral Fellow she focused on public sector reform in Greece, the country's export performance and the measurement of its human capital. During her studies she awarded grants for excellence and research from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), the Bank of Cyprus, the Georgios and Victoria Karelia Foundation, the AUEB, the European Research Funding Program -“Heracleitus II”. She has recently received a research grant from the Hellenic Observatory at LSE. Her research has been published in international journals and she has presented her work in national and international conferences. She has also co-authored and edited socio-economic research about Greece’s exit from the crisis.


Costis Maglaras

Costis Maglaras is dean and the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London and holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Prior to joining the School in 1998, Costis Maglaras was a research scientist at Canon Research Center America in Palo Alto, working on image processing and machine vision. An expert in operations research, data analytics and quantitative finance, Maglaras has served as chair of the Decision, Risk & Operations Division; as faculty director for the Risk Management course administered through Executive Education; and as a member of the Executive Committee of Columbia University's Data Science Institute.  He has received both the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence and the Dean's Award for Teaching Innovation. His research centers on stochastic modeling and data science, with an emphasis on stochastic networks, financial engineering, and quantitative pricing and revenue management. He has advised 20 PhD students, many holding leading positions in academia and in industry. His research has received many research awards, and he has served as department editor on many of the flagship journals of his field. He is a Fellow of INFOMRS and a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. Outside of the Business School, in 2007, Maglaras helped found Mismi Inc., a financial technology firm and broker dealer that introduced quantitative trading algorithms and transaction analytics tools to the equities market. He consults in the finance industry, primarily in equity trading and quantitative asset management.

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Alexandra Maniati

Alexandra Maniati is the Director of Innovation & Cybersecurity of the European Banking Federation. She leads the EBF work on the digital transformation of financial services. Workstreams under her remit include CBDCs/digital euro, data economy, cloud banking, online platforms, payments, cybersecurity and digital operational resilience. Working closely with bank associations and banks throughout Europe, she is responsible for the EBF digital innovation and cybersecurity strategy, positioning on legislative/regulatory processes, relations with EU institutions, and projects aimed at regulatory harmonization. She is a member of strategic groups of the European Commission, ENISA and Europol EC3. She also represents the EBF in the Digital Transformation WG of the International Banking Federation and in ad hoc projects of the G7 Cyber Expert Group. She is an advocate of empowering bank employees and citizens through awareness on cyber risks and enhancement of digital skills, and the creator of the annual EBF Cybersecurity Conference, and the EBF Digital Thursdays series of online events.

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Konstantinos Maniatopoulos

Konstantinos Maniatopoulos is a Business Consultant and in his long professional career has served as Director General of Energy of the European Commission, CEO of Petroleum Companies and Chairman or Member of numerous Boards of Directors of National or Private Organizations and Companies in Greece, of the International Energy Agency (IEA), of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), while he was Coordinator of the establishment procedures of the Energy Charter, Member of the Oxford Energy Club, of the “Club de Nice – Énergie et Géopolitique” and Advisor to PPC, DEPA, RAE, Ministry of Energy, etc. He has been professionally active in the fields of energy, business organization and management, investment, international relations.

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Andreas Manolikakis

Andreas Manolikakis is a Lifetime Member and a member of the Board of Directors of the Actors Studio. He is former Chair (2006 - June 2020) of the Actors Studio Drama School MFA Program at Pace University in New York City, where he is a Clinical Professor of Acting and Directing as well as Director of Directing Department. He has taught master classes in Acting, Directing, and Script Analysis and lectured on The Roots and the Development of the Stanislavski System and the Method, at the Actors Studio, International Theater Festivals, National Drama and Film Schools, Universities, Conservatories, Theater and Cultural Organizations, in the U.S.A. and Europe. He has translated into Greek and published in Athens in 1997 Nikolai Gorchakov’s Russian classic The Vakhtangov School of Stage Art. As a director and as an actor, he has worked in the United States and Europe. Among his highlights are acting On Broadway opposite Sir Derek Jacobi in Hugh Whitemore’s Breaking the Code; directing Porte Close, by N. Darmon, at the National Theatre of East Paris, and Elektra, by Sophocles, at the Actors Studio. He directed and acted in numerous plays for the New Hellenic Stage of New York, which he founded in 1983.

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