Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today with leading economic actors, in the context of his participation in the works of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland.
The Prime Minister met with the CEO of Coursera, Jeff Maggioncalda, with whom he discussed the importance of training and retraining, as the advance of technology changes the labor market. The Prime Minister stressed that Greece has adopted active employment policies, focusing on the acquisition of digital skills, valid certification, the development of technical education and a better connection of education with the market. Coursera’s succesful collaboration with Greece was also noted, as in the past it offered training programs for the unemployed for free in collaboration with the Greek Public Employment Service (DYPA).
Kyriakos Mitsotakis also had talks with Jeffrey Jaensubhakij, Chief Investment Officer of the GIC group in Singapore, with whom he discussed the progress and excellent prospects of the Greek economy. The meeting took place in the context of the constant tightening of bilateral exchanges, as the Prime Minister met with his counterpart from Singapore in December, on the sidelines of the EU-ASEAN Summit, while the GIC group has concluded in Greece the largest investment agreement in the European hotel market since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis also had a meeting with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AstraZeneca, Leif Johansson, with whom he discussed the importance of public health systems, which was particularly highlighted during the pandemic, the potential of early diagnosis of diseases that the new technologies will offer in the near future and the policy of free preventive medical examinations, such as the “Fofi Gennimata” (breast cancer screening) program, which Greece is now implementing.
The Prime Minister also met with the Managing Directors of Allianz, Oliver Bäte and The Coca-Cola Company, James Quincey, with whom he examined the potential of the Greek economy and the challenges that the global economy faces in the midst of the energy and inflationary crisis.
On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, the Prime Minister took part in a discussion organized by “The Tomorrow Partnership” initiative of theTony Blair Institute, which focuses on harnessing new technologies and digitization to solve major public policy challenges, such as strengthening public health and equal access to modern education.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented the successes of Greece in the digitization of state functions and services to citizens, while he had the opportunity to exchange views with executives of software development and technology companies.