Exclusive Briefing with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis 
From COVID-19 containment to Greece’s economic growth strategy

Wednesday, 17th June at 2 pm BST / 4 pm EEST

Please join Bloomberg for an exclusive virtual briefing with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The COVID-19 death toll in Greece is exceptionally low and Greece has received high marks for its swift and co-ordinated public health and economic response strategy. Greece is now implementing plans to open up to tourism — a critical sector of the economy — whilst continuing on its reform agenda strategy on which it was elected to drive economic competitiveness, increase inward investment and continue to make Greece an attractive destination for international investors across a range of sectors.

With an introduction from Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies and moderated by Francine Lacqua, Editor-at-Large for Bloomberg TV, the Prime Minister will discuss the Greek response to the COVID-19 crisis and his approach to minimising economic fallout, as well as share his perspectives on the Greek recovery agenda.

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Speakers

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Prime Minister of Greece

Kyriakos Mitsotakis has served as prime minister of Greece since July 2019. He has been president of Nea Demokratia, the New Democracy Party, since 2016.

Mr. Mitsotakis has been a member of Parliament since 2004 and served as minister of administrative reform and e-governance from 2013 to 2015.

Prior to his career in politics, Mr. Mitsotakis spent a decade in the private sector, serving as C.E.O. of NBG Venture Capital (part of the National Bank of Greece), a financial analyst with Chase Investment Bank, a consultant with McKinsey & Company, and a senior investment officer with Alpha Ventures.

Mr. Mitsotakis is a graduate of Harvard University, and has a graduate degree in international relations from Stanford University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies

Mike Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and three-term mayor of New York City whose innovations in business, government, and philanthropy have made him a pioneering leader on critical issues facing America and the world. He has launched major coalitions to save and improve lives, including America’s largest campaigns to prevent gun violence and fight the climate crisis, and he has championed efforts to fix our immigration system.

Elected mayor just weeks after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Bloomberg led New York City’s resurgence. He spearheaded the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, fought poverty with new programs that became national models, and turned around a failing school system. Bloomberg reduced carbon emissions by 13 percent, increased New Yorkers’ life expectancy by three years, and cut crime by a third while reducing incarceration by nearly 40 percent. Despite the national recession, he led the city to record job growth.

As mayor, Bloomberg launched a pandemic influenza plan for New York City, and led the city through outbreaks of the swine flu and West Nile virus. An international leader on public health issues, Bloomberg recently launched a series of efforts to help fight the coronavirus pandemic through his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies. He’s supporting a fund for New York City-based non-profits impacted by the crisis, convening mayors to share information and strategies, committing $40 million to help low- and middle-income countries slow and prevent the spread of the disease, and more.

After his third term in City Hall, he resumed leadership of Bloomberg L.P., the financial technology and media company he founded in 1981. Bloomberg L.P. now employs some 20,000 people. Bloomberg Philanthropies applies a unique, data-driven approach to drive progress in five focus areas – public health, government innovation, education, the environment, and the arts. He has given away $9.5 billion.

Bloomberg grew up in a middle-class home in Medford, Massachusetts. He took out government loans and worked his way through school, graduating from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School. He is the father of two daughters, Emma and Georgina, and has two grandchildren.

Francine Lacqua

Bloomberg TV

Editor-at-Large

Francine Lacqua is an award-winning London-based anchor for Bloomberg Television. She co-anchors the weekday 3-hour daily program “Bloomberg Surveillance” with Tom Keene, where she provides insight on foreign policy, global markets and the top business stories of the day. She also presents “Leaders with Lacqua,” a special series where she sits down with top CEOs, entrepreneurs and public figures.

Since joining Bloomberg in 2000, Lacqua has covered the World Economic Forum in Davos, IMF in Washington, G20 meetings, the EU Leaders Summit and OPEC. She also led Bloomberg Television’s coverage of the Italian and French elections where she was one of the first international reporters to interview cabinet members.

While at Bloomberg, Lacqua has interviewed high-profile figures such as French President Emmanuel Macron, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, Billionaire financier George Soros and ECB President Mario Draghi. She has also interviewed finance ministers from South Korea, Russia, France, Mexico, Italy and Greece, as well as moderating televised debates from the World Economic Forum in Davos and the European Economic Governance package.

In 2018, Lacqua received the Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia). The decoration, honoring Italians living abroad who promote national prestige and co-operation with the nation, was presented by the Italian Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta on behalf of the president of Italy.

In 2013 Lacqua won ‘International TV Personality of the Year’ at the AIB Media Awards. She was previously nominated in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, she was part of the Bloomberg team that won the OPEC award for ‘Public Interest Reporting’. She has an LLB in English law from King’s College in London and earned her undergraduate degree at the Sorbonne. She is fluent in French and Italian.

Constantin Cotzias

European Director

Bloomberg L.P.

Constantin M. Cotzias is European Director at Bloomberg L.P. and chair of Bloomberg London. He is Global Head of External Affairs. He is a Director of Bloomberg Tradebook and Bloomberg Multilateral Trading Facility. He sits on the Mayor of London Economic Advisory Board and the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council. He was previously CEO of Bloomberg’s legal and regulatory news and research division. He joined Bloomberg in 2001 as Chief Counsel.

Prior to Bloomberg, Cotzias was a senior mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Denton Wilde Sapte (presently known as Dentons), one of the United Kingdom’s largest law firms, where he advised on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and IPOs across industries including media, telecoms, technology, and energy. From 1998-2000, he was Chief Counsel of Denton Wilde Sapte’s Moscow office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Modern History and Politics and is a Law graduate from the London School of Economics (University of London). Cotzias earned honours in the English Law Society Final Examinations and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.




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