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Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
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Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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A Greek government minister spoke of his pride as he received an honorary degree from the University of Bolton.His Excellency Notis Mitarachi, who is Minister of Citizen Protection, was awarded Doctor of Business Administration for his outstanding contribution to Business and Politics He said: “Thank you for making me part of the Bolton family.” Mr Mitarachi served as Minister of Migration and Asylum, from 2020 to just last month, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs from 2019-2020 and as Deputy Minister of Development and Competitiveness from 2012-2015. During the Greek Presidency in 2014, he held the position of President of the Council of the European Union - Foreign Affairs (Trade). He has been a Member of Parliament for Chios with the New Democracy Party since 2015, while he was initially elected Member of Parliament for Athens A Constituency from 2012-2015. Mr Mitarachi told the audience at the Albert Halls in Bolton Town Hall: “The University has made an impressive step forward and is a success story under the leadership of Professor Holmes. “Congratulations to all the graduating students for your achievements. Receiving your degree today is a major step in your life. Our society needs your skills, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, your contribution. Today is a day that you will remember as a major step forward.” “Of paramount importance is to learn constantly, to adapt, to innovate. Keep learning, take risks, innovate, be sensitive to other people and make sure that you enjoy life.” Mr Mitarachi had a multi-year international career in the private sector, before returning to Greece in 2010
He started his career in London in 1998, as an investment executive, specialising in industrial investments in Eastern Europe. In 2003, he joined Fidelity International as a Research Analyst and was promoted to Director of Research. A graduate of INSEAD (MBA), Oxford University (MSc in Industrial Relations) and The American College of Greece (BSc in Business Administration), he is also Fellow of the British Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder.
He has been awarded with the Grand Decoration with Shash (Grand Cross) of Honor in Gold of the Republic of Austria (2022), the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Agatha of the Republic of San Marino (2022), the Grand Commander of the Order of the Crown of the Kingdom of Belgium (2022) and the Grand Commander of the Order of the Apostle and Evangelist Mark of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa (2013).