Venizelos – Vassilis G. Katsikeas
Chairman, Hellenic-Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Trade, Development, Tourism & Culture, Chairman, VGK Group Int’l Inc.
Founding Member, Chairman and Secretary General of several Foundations, NGOs, Friendship Associations, International Institutes, Chambers, Associations and Federations.
Born on 08.07.1952 in Kalamata, Greece.
Graduated from the Lycée Leonin of Athens (French High School).
Studied at the Faculty of Mathematics, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki.
Speaks Greek, English, French, Italian, and Bulgarian.
Fellowship from the European Union, the Cycle Europe 1973.
Founder, Chairman and principal shareholder of a group of companies with a wide range of activities in Western and Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, the Black Sea countries, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Special adviser to Ministerial Governments, Chambers and Municipalities.
Founder of the publishing house “IRINI” & Publisher of magazines and publications for Chambers, Associations, Unions, Organizations.
Organized, co-organized and/or participated actively in national and international conferences, Seminars, Campaigns, Fora, Events, Meetings.
Participating as a delegate – rapporteur in International Political Fora he gave numerous lectures at national and international meetings and conferences.
He wrote monographs, articles, essays, political – economic analyses and cultural issues on national and international level.
Participated as a member in business mission trips with the President, the Prime Minister and Ministers of the Hellenic Republic which had significant results.
Honored by various Governments with 3 Supreme Decorations, 6 Medals and 11 International Awards.
During his professional, political and cultural activities, he had bilateral and multilateral contacts with: Heads of State, Prime Ministers, Ministers and leaders of political parties of 52 countries, commissioners of the European Union, 8 Heads of Orthodox Churches, Mayors of 114 capital cities of countries and other major Greek and foreign historical cities.