SOCRATES P. KOKKALIS
Mr. Socrates P. Kokkalis, a leading technology industrialist in Greece, is the founder and Chairman of the Kokkalis Foundation, an Athens-based non-profit organization established in 1997 to promote a peaceful, democratic and prosperous Southeastern Europe through the advancement of knowledge and education, the development of public, cultural and scientific life in the region, and the development of human capital. The foundation focuses its initiatives in, or relative to, the region in the areas of Education &Training, Research & Publications, Events & Outreach, Project collaborations, and Sponsorships.
The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-central European Europe established in 1997 at Harvard Kennedy School of Government underwrites scholarships, research and outreach opportunities. Many of the nearly 50 Kokkalis Fellows who have graduated the Harvard Kennedy School have assumed top leadership positions in government, public service, and other major development initiatives in their countries. Over 400 participants have benefited from executive training courses conducted by the Kennedy School at Harvard and In Athens.
Mr. Kokkalis is the founder and the President of the Board of Trustees of the Athens Information Technology (AIT), a not-for-profit institution, the largest private initiative in technology education and research in Southeastern Europe, which has an exclusive partnership in Europe with Carnegie Mellon University and a cooperation with Harvard Kennedy School for Executive Education courses conducted in Athens.
Mr. Socrates Kokkalis is the founder and Chairman of the Intracom Holdings and INTRALOT, the largest Greek multinational technology groups with operations in over 60 countries worldwide.
Mr. Kokkalis is also the President and major shareholder of Olympiacos, the largest and most popular sports club in Greece, and the owner and president of Flash news radio.
Mr. Socrates Kokkalis was acclaimed a John Harvard fellow in 1997, and received awards from The Fulbright Foundation and the American Academy of Achievement for his leadership in creating educational opportunities and building bridges of cooperation.