Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the new president of New Democracy
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, son of former Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis, is the new president of New Democracy political party, as he is the big winner of the 2nd round of the presidential elections against rival Vaggelis Meimarakis.
Who is Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been a Member of the Hellenic Parliament (MP) for Athens B since 2004, and served from 2013 to 2015 as the Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Governance in the Cabinet of Antonis Samaras.
Born in Athens, he is the son of the former Prime Minister of Greece and honorary president of the New Democracy political party, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, and Marika Mitsotakis. Kyriakos has three children, Sofia, Konstantinos and Dafni. In addition to Greek, he speaks English, French and German.
He left Greece in 1968 for Paris, when he was six months old, along with his family, because his father was a persona non grata of the Greek military junta. He returned when democracy was restored in 1974. In 1986, he was attending the Athens College, where, almost at the end of the year, he became president of his class.
From 1986 to 1990, he studied Social Studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the U.S. where he graduated summa com laude. He was also honoured with the Hoopes prize.
He worked as an economic analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank from 1990 to 1991 in London. He later returned to Greece and went to the Hellenic Air Force to do his military duty. His six-month tour before returning to Athens was at Nea Agchialos 111 Combat Wing (near Volos).
Kyriakos returned to the USA where he continued his studies at Stanford University from which received a Masters in the International Economic Plan. He continued the circle of studies and returned to Harvard where he was awarded with an MBA.
From 1995 to 1997, he went to London and went to the consultancy McKinsey & Company. He later returned to Greece where he worked at Alpha Ventures, a private equity subsidiary of Alpha Bank. He continued with the National Bank of Greece group, as Managing Director of NBG Venture Capital. From January 2000 to April 2003, he worked in the International Council at the National Enterprise Council.
The National Enterprise Council was one of the most powerful financial enterprises in both the Greek and the Balkan markets in venture capital. The National Enterprise Council had the first company which specialized functions in the chapter of the enterprise council which works with Greek companies with the high standard of technology and was the first company to explore work in the Turkish market.
Before the 2000 elections, he worked in pre-elective organization teams of the New Democracy.
In the 2004 elections, he ran as an MP with New Democracy at Athens B constituency (which comprises all of Athens suburbs) receiving more votes than any other New Democracy candidate in the country and was elected to the parliament.
He is the president of the Friendship team with the Finnish Parliament and member of the friendship team with Egypt and Hungary.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis is honorary president of Konstantinos K. Mitsotakis Foundation, aiming at promoting the life and works of Konstantinos Mitsotakis and at reporting the modern political history of Greece.
In June 24, 2013, Kyriakos Mitsotakis was appointed as the Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Governance of Greece at the government of Antonis Samaras, succeeding Antonis Manitakis.