Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a series of constructive meetings with senior business figures on Thursday, while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Among others, Mitsotakis met with the CEO of Coursera, Jeff Maggioncalda, with whom he discussed the importance of training and re-education as the march of technology is changing the labour market.
The prime minister said that Greece has adopted active employment policies, with emphasis on acquiring digital skills, on valid certification, the development of technical education and on a better connection of education with the needs of the market.
Mitsotakis also met with the Chief Investment Officer of Singapore’s GIC group, Jeffrey Jaensubhakij, with whom he discussed the strong growth and excellent prospects of the Greek economy. The meeting was held in the context of strengthening bilateral ties, following a meeting between Mitsotakis and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in December on the sidelines of the EU-ASEAN summit and of a major tourism investment by GIC in Greece.
The Greek premier also met AstraZeneca’s Board Chairman Leaf Johansson. They discussed the importance of the public health systems, which was particularly highlighted during the pandemic.
Mitsotakis additionally met with the CEOs of Allianz, Oliver Bäte, and of Coca-Cola Company, James Quincey, with whom he discussed the potential of the Greek economy and the challenges of the world economy in the midst of the energy and inflation crisis.
On the sidelines of the Forum, Mitsotakis took part in a debate organised by the initiative “The Tomorrow Partnership” of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, which focuses on the development of new technologies and digitisation to resolve major challenges for public policy, such as reinforcing public health and equal access to modern education.
Mitsotakis presented Greece’s achievements in the digitisation of state transactions and services to the citizens, while he had the opportunity to exchange views with representatives of technology and software development firms.