President, Diktio, ex-European Commissioner and Minister
Anna Diamantopoulou is founder and President of DIKTIO – Network for Reforms in Greece and Europe, an Athens-based think tank. A Civil Engineer by training with graduate studies in Regional Development. Member of the Greek Parliament for 11 years & European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (1999-2004).
Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs (2009-2012), and Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping (March-May 2012). Presidium Member of the “Friends of Europe”, the Brussels-based think tank exploring thinking on the future of the EU, and Steering Committee Member of “Notre Europe-Jaques Delors Institute” the Paris-based think tank dedicated to European integration and unity. Member of the Scientific Council of Federation of European Progressive Studies (FEPS).
Fisher Family Fellow (2012) of the Harvard Kennedy School lecturing on European Affairs, and Distinguished Scholar at Singapore’s Lee Kuan School of Public Policy (2015). Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy (2016-2018). Study visit (invited speaker) at the Republic of Korea, lecturing on the need of countries to adopt a National Strategy for Transitioning to the 4th Industrial Revolution, peer review meetings with the Korean Presidential Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee and with experts from the Korea
Institute of Science and Technology and the Korea University (2018).