George Papandreou is a respected political professional hailed for his commitment to participatory governance and diplomacy.
He currently serves as director on Mercy Corps’ board.
George holds an undergraduate degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts and a graduate degree from the London School of Economics.
In 1981, he was elected to the Hellenic parliament representing Greece’s Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) party. He has served in the Greek government ever since, in roles including prime minister, foreign minister and leader of the PASOK party.
George is also president of Socialist International, an international association of 168 social democratic, socialist and labor parties. In 2010, he was named on Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list for his accomplishments “making the best of Greece’s worst year.”