Anthony Papadimitriou was born in Alexandria of Egypt in 1955. He is a lawyer and economist. He graduated from the Athens University Law School in 1977 and holds a postgraduate degree in law (DESS) from the University Aix-en-Provence (France). He obtained his PhD in Political Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a BSC (Economics) Degree from the London School of Economics.
Mr. Papadimitriou is a practicing lawyer. In 1989 he was appointed a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Athens. Since 1992 he is the managing partner of the legal firm A.S. Papadimitriou and Partners Law Firm.
Since 1986 he has served as legal advisor to the Onassis Group ship management company Olympic Shipping and Management S.A. In 1988 he was elected member of the Board of Directors of the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation on the recommendation of the then president Christina Onassis. Since 1995 he has been the co-ordinator of the Executive Commitee of the Onassis Group commercial activities.