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Claudia Carydis

Vice President, Public Affairs, The American College of Greece (ACG)

Claudia Carydis has been Vice President of Public Affairs at The American College of Greece since June 2012. Her responsibilities include cultivating mutually beneficial relations with key stakeholders of both the private & public sectors, and she is the ACG liaison with government officials and public authorities in Greece and the US, as well as with foreign missions in Greece. As part of her duties, Claudia has been heavily involved in legal efforts and plans regarding reforms for private tertiary education in Greece.

In parallel, Claudia oversees the Office of Sustainability, which is responsible for the reporting & implementation of sustainability best practices at ACG, awareness campaigns & Community Service initiatives, as well as partnerships with national/international Organizations. Under her leadership, in 2020, ACG was awarded the Gold STARS rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, in recognition of sustainability best practices implemented in the areas of Academics, Operations, Planning & Administration, Social Engagement, Leadership & Innovation.

Claudia has been working at ACG since 2005 and has served before as head of Alumni Relations and College Events. She has served on the Academic Advisory Board of the ACG Institute of Global Affairs since 2015, on the Advisory Board of the ACG Center of Excellence in Sustainability since 2016, as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) for a second term (2022-2025) and on the AMCHAM Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Committee since 2017. Before 2005, she worked in multinationals in the areas of marketing and communications.

Claudia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Deree-The American College of Greece and a Master’s degree in International Relations & Communication from Boston University, US.