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His Excellency Kyriakos Mitsotakis

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Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

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Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic on July 8th, 2019. He was reelected in June 2023.

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.

Nik Nanos

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Chief Data Scientist & Founder, Nanos Research

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Nik Nanos leads Nanos Research, a Canadian-based organization with a global reach . He is the Chief Data Scientist and Founder of the firm, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, and a research adjunct professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He is also the Past Chair of the Board of Governors of Carleton University in Ottawa.  Nik leads the team behind the weekly Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index which is streamed to Bloomberg terminals globally every Monday Morning. He is the pollster of record for CTV News, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, the Globe & Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, and Bloomberg News. Nik is one of 20 Honorary Captains in the Royal Canadian Navy and a member of the Order of Canada.  He also volunteers as a board member of The Hellenic Initiative Canada.

George Burns

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President & CEO, Eldorado Gold

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George Burns joined Eldorado on February 1, 2017, and assumed the role of President & Chief Executive Officer on April 28, 2017. Prior to joining Eldorado, George was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Goldcorp. He also held the Goldcorp positions of Senior Vice President, Mexican Operations, and Vice President, Canada and United States. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Centerra Gold Inc. George has over 40 years of experience in the mineral sector, including executive, operations, development and engineering leadership roles in gold, copper and coal operations. George has served in various capacities for Asarco LLC including Vice President of Mining as well as numerous capacities for Cyprus Minerals Corporation. He began his career with Anaconda Company in 1978.

Bill Tserpes

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President, Saporito Foods Inc.