Anthony S. Papadimitriou

Anthony Papadimitriou was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1955. He is a lawyer and economist. He graduated from the Athens University Law School in 1977 and holds a post-graduate 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 has been 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 coordinator of the Executive Committee of the Onassis Group commercial activities.

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In 2005 he was unanimously elected President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Onassis Foundation.

In 2006, A. Papadimitriou was awarded the St. Mark’s Cross by the Patriarchate of Alexandria. In 2008, A. Papadimitriou was accepted as Honorary Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple. In 2010 he was decorated with the insignia of the Knight of the Legion of Honor (Chevalier de la Légion d' Honneur) by the Government of France. In 2012 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, by the University of Haifa. In 2014 he was awarded the Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix by the President of the Hellenic Republic. In 2015 he was named a Doctor of Science of City University London.