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Biographical Note of Consul General of Greece in Boston
Stratos Efthymiou is a career diplomat working for the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From early 2016 to September 2017 Stratos Efthymiou was the Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of its Information & Public Diplomacy Department. As Spokesperson he was part of the Greek negotiating team in the UN Conferences on the Cyprus issue in Geneva and in Crans Montana. He was also responsible for the public diplomacy and the social media of the Greek Foreign Ministry and for the communication aspects of international events such as the Ancient Civilization's Forum and the two Rhodes Conferences for Security and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Consul General Efthymiou also served for 3 years as Deputy Director of the Information and Public Diplomacy Department dealing with the Ministry's website and social media and was actively engaged in the communication policy of the 2014 Greek Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers.
Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2004, 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 with a daughter and a son.
As of September 2017, he is the Consul General of Greece in Boston.