CYA Virtual Lecture Series
19 Nov 2020

CYA Virtual Lecture Series || November 19, 2020

CYA is delighted to invite you to our next Virtual Lecture on Thursday, 19 November 2020, at 12 p.m. (EST) / 7 p.m. (Athens). 

Our speaker, Dr. Raphael Moissis, Chairman Emeritus of the CYA Board of Trustees and Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Studies (IOBE), will elaborate on the differences between official rhetoric and reality on the two basic pillars of European policy for Energy and Climate.

Dr.Moissis will discuss, namely, a) the Green Deal as an effective means for achieving prosperity for Europe and b) privatization of the electricity sector as a route towards lower household tariffs and competitiveness for European industries. He concludes proposing a set of measures additional to the ones presently prescribed that are needed in order for the Earth’s carbon cycle to arrive at a new stable equilibrium. 

 Facilitating the discussion will be CYA Trustee Ulysses Kyriacopoulos, a Greek businessman and successful entrepreneur who has led a family business in Industrial Minerals for 30 years and has served on many companies’ boards in Greece and abroad.

To participate in this live discussion, please register on Zoom today.


Guest Speaker:

Raphael Moissis

Chairman Emeritus of the CYA Board of Trustees

Dr. Raphael Moissis is Chairman Emeritus of College Year in Athens and Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Studies (IOBE).  He studied Mechanical Engineering at UMIST in Manchester, England, where he received a First Class Honors B.Sc. and then at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he obtained his Master and Doctor of Science degrees.

His professional career may be grouped under four general categories:

Academia with principal position as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at M.I.T.

Private Sector serving, among several other positions, as Managing Director of Kelvinator Hellas S.A., Board Member of S&B Industrial Minerals, and Chairman of Alpha Beta Vassilopoulos S.A.

Public Sector as Deputy Governor of the Hellenic Industrial Development Bank (ΕΤΒΑ), Governor of the Public Power Corporation (DEI-ΔΕΗ), President of ATTIKO METRO S.A., President of the Public Gas Corporation (DEPA-ΔΕΠΑ) and Chairman of the National Energy Strategy Council.

Non-Profit Institutions including, among others, M.I.T. Club of Greece (Founding Chairman), Board of Directors of Athens College (Secretary and Treasurer), S.E.V.: Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (Exec. Com. Member), ALBA (Chairman), IOBE (Deputy Chairman and acting C.E.O.), Food Bank Foundation (Treasurer), College Year in Athens (Deputy Chairman) and Academy of Athens Energy Committee.

Dr. Moissis has published several articles of technical, economic, or general interest in Greek or foreign papers and journals, has written two books, edited another, and wrote articles in several.  In 1982 he was named Officer of the Legion of Honour by the President of the Republic of France and in 2008 Commander to the Order of the Crown of the Kingdom of Belgium.

He has two sons, both graduates of Athens College and M.I.T.


Ulysses Kyriacopoulos

CYA Trustee

Ulysses Kyriacopoulos is a Greek businessman and entrepreneur that has led a family business in Industrial Minerals for 30 years.  He studied Mining Engineering at Montanuniversitaet Leoben in Austria and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England.  He holds an M.B.A. from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France.

Currently a trustee of College Year in Athens and of the ALBA business school, he has also served on many boards of companies in Greece and abroad.  He is a member of the Board of the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research and a member of the Board of Lamda Development S.A.; Member of the Board of IMERYS Group and A.S.K. Chemicals GmbH.

Mr. Kyriacopoulos has served as chairman of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (2000-2006), vice president of Business Europe (ex UNICE) and of Hellenic Exchanges Holdings S.A., president of the Board of Directors of the Greek National Opera (2006-2009), member of the General Council of the Bank of Greece (2002-2011) and chairman of the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (2011 – 2014).

He is married to Nicole and has three children and three grandchildren.