Document Type

Brief

Category

Profiles in Public Integrity

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Born in New York City, Georgios Kaminis holds a degree in law from the University of Athens School of Law, as well as a Diplome d’etudes approfondies and Doctorat d’Etat en Droit. He served as Assistant Greek Ombudsman, responsible for Human Rights, from 1998 to 2003. In May of 2003,

Kaminis became the Greek Ombudsman after being unanimously elected at a Presidents of Parliament roundtable meeting. Kaminis was elected Mayor of Athens on November 14, 2010. Under the Mayor’s guidance, Athens was awarded a Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayor’s Challenge Innovation Prize for its online citizen engagement platform, SynAthina.

He is a member of organizations including the Association of Greek Constitutionalists and the Hellenic Political Science Association. Apart from Athens, he has also lived in Osaka, Paris, Madrid, and Heidelberg. Kaminis speaks Greek, English, Spanish, French, and German.

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