President of DIKTIO – The Network for Reform in Greece and Europe, former EU Commisioner for Employment and Social Affairs and former Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping and former Minister of Education, Lif

Anna Diamantopoulou is President of DIKTIO- Network for Reform in Greece and Europe, an Athens-based think tank. She is a Civil Engineer by training with graduate studies in Regional Development. 

She has been a Member of the Greek Parliament for 11 years and European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities from 1999-2004.

She served as Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs from 2009-2012, and Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping (March-May 2012).

She is 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. She has served as the Chairperson of the Party of European Socialists’ Forum on the European Dimension of New Social Europe.

Anna Diamantopoulou was a Fisher Family Fellow (2012) of the Harvard Kennedy School lecturing on European Affairs; Distinguished Scholar at Singapore’s Lee Kuan School of Public Policy (2015); Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy (2016).