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16th HO Annual Lecture

Defeating populism, defending the truth and unleashing the potential
of the Greek economy

Speaker :

Kyriakos Mitsotakis
President of Nea Demokratia

Chair : Professor Kevin Featherstone
Head of the European Institute, LSE
Venue : Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Date :

Monday, 15 May 2017

Time :




For a selection of photographs click here : Photos



Kyriakos Mitsotakis was born in Athens in March 1968. He graduated Salutatorian from Athens College in 1986. Kyriakos obtained his bachelor degree in Social Studies, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1990. During his studies at Harvard he received the Hoopes and Tocqueville prizes. Kyriakos also earned an MA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kyriakos worked in London as a financial analyst with Chase Investment Bank and as a consultant with McKinsey and Company. In 1997 he returned to Greece where he joined Alpha Ventures, as a senior investment officer. In 1999 Kyriakos joined the National Bank of Greece as a chief executive officer of NBG Venture Capital. In January 2003 he was nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader of Tomorrow.

In April 2003 Kyriakos resigned from NBG Venture Capital in order to pursue a career in politics. He was elected to parliament with New Democracy in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015. Until June 2012, Kyriakos was the shadow minister for the environment and climate change for New Democracy. Between 2007 and 2009 he served as the chairman of the environment committee of the Hellenic Parliament.

Kyriakos served as minister of administrative reform and e-governance from June 2013 until January 2015. From February 2015 until November of the same year, he was the first in order parliamentary representative of New Democracy in Parliament.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected President of New Democracy οn January 10th 2016.





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