Anthony Papadimitriou

President, Onassis Foundation

Papadimitriou Antony

Dr. Anthony Papadimitriou was born in Alexandria of Egypt in 1955. He is a prominent lawyer and economist. He graduated from the Athens University Law School in 1977 and holds a postgraduate degree in law from the University Aix-en-Provence (France). He obtained his PhD from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He also holds a B.Sc (Economics) Degree from the London School of Economics. Since 1992 he is the managing partner of A.S. Papadimitriou and Partners. Since 1986 he has served as legal advisor to the Onassis Group shipping companies. In 1988 he was elected as member of the Board of Directors of the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, on the recommendation of the then president Christina Onassis. Since 1995 he has been the co-ordinator of the Executive Committee of the Onassis Group commercial activities.

In 2005 he was unanimously elected President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

In 2008 he was accepted as Honorary Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple.

In 2006 he was awarded with the Saint Mark’s Cross by the Patriarchate of Alexandria.

In 2010 he was handed the insignia of the Knight of the Legion of Honour (Chevalier de la Legion d’ Honneur) by the French Government.

In 2012 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa by the University of Haifa.

In 2014 he was awarded the Grand Cross of Commander of the Order of the Phoenix with distinction by the President of Greek Republic

In 2015 he was named a Doctor of Science of City University London and also became a Member of the Modern Greek Studies at Oxford Board.


EDUCATION: University of Athens Law School (LL.B.); London School of Economics, U.K (B.Sc. Economics); Postgraduate Degree in Maritime and Transport Law (DESS de Droit Maritime et des Transports-Aix Marseille III, France), University of Athens, School of Political Science (Ph.D).

MEMBER: Piraeus Bar Association, Honorary Member of the Bench of the Middle Temple, President to the Board of Directors, Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, Greek Association of Maritime Law, Greek Association of Civil Law, European Lawyers Association, International Bar Association

LANGUAGES: English, French

PRACTICE AREAS: Company Law, Commercial Law; Investments; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private International Law; Real Estate; Civil & Commercial Litigation; Civil Litigation; Estates; Successions; Wills; Maritime Law; Ship Sales and Purchase; Ship Finance