Stratos Efthymiou is a career diplomat working for the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As of September 2017, he has been serving as the Consul General of Greece in Boston, overseeing the academic, scientific, business, and cultural relations between Greece and the States of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. In Boston, Mr. Efthymiou is engaged in science diplomacy and innovation activities, mainly through the Hellenic Innovation Network.
From early 2016 to September 2017, Stratos Efthymiou was the Spokesperson of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Director of its Information & Public Diplomacy Department. As Spokesperson, he was part of the Greek negotiating team in two UN Conferences on the Cyprus issue in Geneva and Montana. He was also in charge of the public diplomacy of the Greek Foreign Ministry and the communication of international events such as the Ancient Civilization's Forum and two International Conferences for the Security and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Consul General Efthymiou also served for three years as Deputy Director of the Information and Public Diplomacy Department, dealing with the Ministry's website and social media. He 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 the Embassy of Greece in Ankara (2007 – 2011).
He holds a MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, an MA in International Relations, and a Diploma in Political Sciences from Sciences-Po in Paris. He also holds a BA in European Studies from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He is a graduate of the French-Greek School of Athens.
Before 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 Turkish.
He is married with a daughter and a son.