My youthful decision to move to Canada in order to learn from its society's values has never felt more justified, even inspired.
Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum
Vasileios is currently working on the launch of a consulting firm facilitating trade and investment between Greece and Canada, while also completing his graduate studies in Finance at IE Business School in Spain. Previously, he served as the Vice President for Corporate Development at Keela.co (a social enterprise that tackles the annual $100 billion inefficiency of the non-profit sector in N. America), served as an Associate at Social Change Rewards (a $15+ million startup utilizing behavioural economics to increase the efficiency of public policy delivery), and researched data for the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He completed his undergraduate education in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto, along with professional designations in finance. He is also the youngest to be awarded the Professional Risk Manager designation. <br> <br> By the age of 24, Vasileios has already volunteered almost 8,000 hours to his communities and served in leadership capacities in multiple non-profit, corporate and political organizations. Examples include serving as the Director of the Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade, and co-leading the initiative to create a Modern Greece Studies program at the University of Toronto. He has advised several political candidates for leadership in Canada, Greece, and the United Nations. <br> <br> Vasileios is one of the youngest to be invited at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, the G20 summit, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the UN Climate Summit, and has received climate leadership training by former US Vice President Al Gore. <br> <br> He has been recognized as one of the 100 Future Global Leaders by the Web Summit, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Royal Economic Society, and a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.
Never before has a generation been so connected and self-organized, yet mired in such anguishing asymmetry with older generations of leadership. If so many young leaders are already responsive, responsible and also effective, why do senior leaders worldwide prevent them from joining them?
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