Anna Athanasopoulou is Head of Tourism, Textiles and Creative Industries at the European Commission. Working for the EU institutions since 2002, Anna has held diverse posts relating to culture, creative industries, and external relations in Brussels and Geneva. Before joining the EU civil service, Anna worked as Adviser to Ministers of Culture in Greece and Director of Programme Planning for the Athens 2004 Cultural Olympiad.
In parallel, she lectured on History of Art and Cultural Management. Anna holds a B.A in Archaeology and followed postgraduate studies in History of Art in USA (Master of Arts, George Washington University) and the UK (Ph.D, Courtauld Institute of Art).