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Kyriakos Mitsotakis, (born March 4, 1968, in Athens, Greece), a Greek politician and scion of one of Greece’s most prominent political families became Prime Minister of Greece in July 2019 at the head of a New Democracy (ND) government.

His father, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, had served as prime minister from 1990 to 1993.

His sister, Dora Bakoyannis, was the mayor of Athens when it hosted the 2004 Olympic Games and is currently a Member of Parliament, and her son, Costas Bakoyannis (Mitsotakis’s nephew), became mayor of Athens in 2019.

Moreover, Mitsotakis’s grandfather and great-grandfather were members of the Greek parliament, and the most prominent Greek politician and statesman of the early 20th century, Eleutherios Venizelos, was a great-uncle.

Place and Date οf Birth: Born in Athens, 4/3/1968.

Marital Status: Married, with three children

Profession: Political scientist – Economist

Studies: Bachelor's degree in Social Studies, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1990. MA in International Relations from Stanford University (focus on issues surrounding European integration) in 1993. MBA from Harvard Business School in 1995.

Foreign Languages: English, French, and German

Parliamentary Activities

He was elected to parliament with New Democracy in the March 2004 elections.

He was reelected in the general election of 2004, 2007 and 2009.

He is a member of the Trade and Development and European Affairs committees.

He is the President of the Greek-Finnish parliamentary friendship group.

Political/Social Activities

Kyriakos has served as the chairman of the board of the Constantine Mitsotakis Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical archives of the former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis.

During his studies at Harvard, he received the Hoopes and Tocqueville prizes for outstanding undergraduate thesis on the subject of US foreign policy towards Greece.

In January 2003, he was nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader of Tomorrow (GLT).

He writes frequently for leading Greek newspapers on issues ranging from foreign policy to economic affairs.

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