President, DIKTIO Network for Reform in Greece and Europe
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 and completed graduate studies in regional development.
Ms. Diamantopoulou was European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities from 1999 to 2004. She was a member of the Greek Parliament for 11 years, serving as minister of education, lifelong learning and religious affairs between 2009 and 2012, and minister of development, competitiveness and shipping from March until May 2012.
Ms. Diamantopoulou is a presidium member of Friends of Europe, the independent Brussels-based think tank that stimulates debate and fosters new thinking to shape the future of the European Union. She also sits on the steering committee of Notre Europe-Jacques Delors Institute, the Paris-based think tank dedicated to European integration and unity. She has also chaired the E.U. dimension forum on a new social Europe, an initiative of the Party of European Socialists.
In 2012, Ms. Diamantopoulou was a Fisher Family fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy project, lecturing on European Affairs. She was a distinguished scholar at Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in 2015, and a Richard von Weizsäcker fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin in 2016.