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Biographical Note of Consul General of Greece in Boston
From early 2016 to September 2017 Stratos Efthymiou was the Spokesperson of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Ministry’s Information & Public Diplomacy Department, where he had also served for 3 years as Deputy Director.
Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2004, as a career diplomat, Mr Efthymiou has served at the Embassy of Greece in Moscow (2011–2013) and at the Embassy of Greece in Ankara (2009 – 2011), where he was previously appointed Head of the Embassy’s Consular Office (2007-2009).
He holds a Masters degree (DEA) in International Relations and a Diploma in Political Sciences from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (Sciences-Po). He also holds a BA degree in International Relations and European Studies from Athens’ Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He is a graduate of the Greek-French School of Athens.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and during his studies in Paris (1998-2001), Mr. Efthymiou worked as a freelance journalist, publishing articles in the Greek daily Kathimerini.
He speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian and German, and has obtained the highest Turkish-language qualification degree from the University of Ankara.
He is married. Ηe has a daughter, Ariadne, and a son, Thanos.
As of September 2017, he is the Consul General of Greece in Boston.