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The Greeks of Diaspora

Nikitas Koutoupes: Greece can become a major European tech hub

On March 02, 2021, SEV and Endeavor Greece co-organized the leading global Digital Conference “Innovative Greeks”. Nikitas Koutoupes*, managing director at Insight Partners, participated at the panel discussion “Foreign investors who never invested in Greek companies”. George Vailakis asked him about investment opportunities in Greece and his so far experience from the country. I left Greece to study in the United States three decades ago, and it is only in the last three years that I have become acquainted with the Greek [...]

18 Μαΐου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

John Chrysoulakis: “Greek diaspora is a strategic priority for our country”

Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad, J. Chrysoulakis reveals his plans for the Greek Diaspora, analyses the relations with the Greek communities abroad, talks about the biggest challenge he has to manage and refers to the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution and the participation of the Greeks Abroad in the celebrations interview by George Vailakis What are the programs that you are currently implementing at the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry for [...]

Where have all the Greeks gone? The story of Greeks in Africa

by George Philipas From Egypt to South Africa, the Greeks came in their thousands and then they left. Today there remain only few Greeks in Africa, mainly in the metropolises of South Africa. These last remnants only hint at a rich past that tied generations of Greeks to the vast African continent. There are some who still remember this prosperous past. Minis Papapetrou, a retired engineer who grew up in Sudan and now resides in Athens, describes how he and [...]

22 Απριλίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, a French medical doctor of Greek origin and member of the European Parlianment, was appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council.   The COVAX mechanism, a global collaboration to which the EU is a major contributor, will deliver 32 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 59 countries by the first quarter of 2021, and aims to secure 1.3 billion doses for 92 low and middle-income countries by the end of the year.   Chrysoula Zacharopoulou wrote the EU Parliament’s [...]

14 Απριλίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

The Hellenic Initiative and the U.S. Embassy in Athens Launch Mentorship Program

Young entrepreneurs who are building the New Greece are bonding with the brightest lights of the Greek Diaspora through The Hellenic Initiative’s new Virtual Entrepreneurial Mentorship Project “Connect the Dots.” The program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Athens, as part of its campaign “USA-Greece: Celebrating 200 Years of Friendship” commemorating Greece’s Bicentennial.  It is also under the auspices of the “Greece 2021” Committee. “Connect the Dots” will bring together two worlds. It will connect talented and promising entrepreneurs from Greece [...]

30 Μαρτίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

Sydney celebrates the Bicentenary of the Hellenic Revolution

The Greek community in Sydney honoured the heroes of 1821 during the official celebration of the 200 year-anniversary since the declaration of the Hellenic Revolution, on Sunday, 28 March.  On Sunday morning, a Doxology service was held at the Holy Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, in Redfern, Sydney, in the presence of the Consul General of Greece, Mr Christos Karras; the President of the Inter-Communities Council of NSW, Mr Kos Dimitriou; the President of the Greek Orthodox Community [...]

29 Μαρτίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

Denos and Georges Macricostas

Two generations of entrepreneurs of Greek origin have founded, in the USA, companies that have become leaders in their respective fields. In their interviews, Denos and Georges Macricostas (father and son) unveil their impressive careers resulting from hard work, and they talk about the importance of focus and intensity in growing a business and the need to lead by example. Deno and his son Georges recently gave a considerable donation through the Macricostas Family Foundation for the construction of the [...]

11 Φεβρουαρίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|
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