The Greek businessman in the shipping industry Stefanos Kasselakis filed a proposal – a platform of ideas and positions, which are widely accepted, with rumors that he will enter the race to succeed former leader of the Greek political party Syriza Alexis Tsipras persisting.

Stefanos Kasselakis, a Greek businessman in the shipping industry, is expected to announce today that he will be a candidate for president of Greece’s main opposition party Syriza, in accordance with Greek television network Mega tv.

In recent weeks, in the race of the Syriza presidency, the name of Mr. Stefanos Kasselakis, who is active in the shipping industry, has been heard strongly.

According to mega tv reports, what remains to be seen is whether there will be another nomination for the presidency of Syriza by Saturday, when the deadline expires.

In accordance with other Greek media leaks Stefanos Kasselakis, a self-made businessman active in shipping, who lives in Miami, USA, multilingual and only 35 years old, is expected to announce on Tuesday his final decisions on whether he will be a candidate for the presidency of Syriza.

So far Mr. Kasselakis has not officially confirmed the rumors about whether he will be a candidate for the presidency of the Syriza political party.

Stefanos Kasselakis was born in 1988 in Maroussi, a north Athens suburb, and since 2015 he has been active in the shipping sector. Having won the silver medal in the “Archimedes” competition of the Hellenic Mathematical Society, Mr. Kasselakis represented Greece in the mathematical Balkan Youth and, thanks to his distinction, received a full scholarship from Phillips Academy High School in Andover, Massachusetts, USA, where he immigrated from the age of 14.

Mr. Kasselakis attended the Huntsman program of the University of Pennsylvania with a scholarship from Andreas Dracopoulos and received two degrees: B.Sc. in finance from the Wharton School of Business and B.A. in International Sciences from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Along with his studies, Mr. Kasselakis volunteered on the staff of then Senator and now US President, Joe Biden, for the 2008 Presidential Elections. He also worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington, D.C.

During the economic crisis in Greece, he founded the non-profit online platform ‘CVfromGreece’, through which he helped young people improve their CVs for job or study abroad applications.