Dear Friend and Professor Dr. Ioannis Karmokolias has passed away...
Dr. Ioannis Karmokolias during EMJI
The Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation, its President Mr. Theodossis Georgiou and Dr. Aliki Mitsakos-Georgiou, along with our partner - the Fund for American Studies and its Leaders, are very sad to inform you that a distinct professor of our Institutes, including all the editions of the Euro-Mediterranean Journalism Institute, and the International Institute for Political and Economic Studies, Dr. Ioannis Karmokolias, has passed away on Monday the 29th of July as a result of a tragic traffic accident.
Dr. Karmokolias was the Director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Athens. From 2003 to 2004 he was the Regional Program Coordinator for the Private Sector Development Vice Presidency of the World Bank and of the International Finance Corporation. In the period of 1988 – 2003 he worked as a Principal Economist with the International Economist with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington D.C., and from 1982 to 1988, as an Economist / Senior Economist at the World Bank in Washington D.C. (being responsible for the Eastern and Central Africa). From 1977 to 1982 he was a Consultant / Senior Consultant at Coopers and Lybrand Management Consulting Company. From 1975 to 1976 he worked as an Economist for the Hellenic Mining and Industrial Investment Company (ELEVME) in Athens and from 1974 to 1975 he was a Consultant at J. R. Leonard and Associates in Washington D.C.
Dr. Karmokolias held a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maine, Master’s Degree in Marketing from the Cornell University, and a Philosophiae Doctor’s Degree in Natural Resource Economics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
He also had a wide teaching experience. Among that could be listed teaching at the Belarus State University in Minsk and Mohyla University in Kiev. He was also cooperating with the partner of our institutes, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania.
Students and the organizers of the events he was participating in will always remember his smiling face and his willingness to answer any question and openness to discussions. His ability of passing his knowledge to the others is unforgettable.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family. We unify ourselves in the deepest sorrow on this tragedy.
During the opening of this year’s International Institute for Political and Economic Studies in Chania, where Karmokolias was supposed to be a guest speaker, we will commemorate his name and his achievements.