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Interview with Peter Poulos, by Tony Kariotis.

In this episode of Greece Chats I interview Peter Poulos. At the time of this interview Peter Poulos was the Executive Director of The Hellenic Initiative.

Peter Poulos is currently serving at the Executive Director of The Hellenic Initiative (THI), a global not for profit organization that raises funds to support Greek NGOs and entrepreneurs. Before his position as Executive Director he served as the organization’s Development Director for 6 years.

In 1993, Mr. Poulos opened Poulos Brothers, a fundraising and event-planning firm based in San Francisco, CA. Poulos Brothers worked with over 100 national and local nonprofit organizations and political candidates. He has raised millions of dollars for causes related to breast cancer research, civil rights, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and the environment.

A third generation Greek-American he is an active member of the Greek-American community. Mr. Poulos is the Founding Director of the San Francisco Greek Film Festival which has grown into one of the largest Greek Diaspora events in the United States.

He is also a Partner in the gourmet Greek food company Greka Icons that produces Navarino Icons and TREA food lines.

Mr. Poulos is a graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University where he received his degree in International Relations with a concentration in Modern Greek History. Since 2007 he has been living and working in Athens, Greece.

You can learn more about The Hellenic Initiative at You can follow Peter on Instagram at

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