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Michael Cottakis is Founder and CEO of 89 Global and Founder of the 89 Group, which includes the think tank 89 Initiative.

He has several years of experience working as Director of the 89 Initiative, during which has overseen over 30 research programmes on topics related to the political economy and geopolitics of Europe.

He has written widely on the EU and UK, focusing on the politics of international trade, business, security, and migration. Michael’s work has been featured in international publications including the Washington Post, Financial Times, Euronews, and El Pais.

Michael is also a PhD Candidate at the LSE European Institute, where his focus is on the financial and business history of the Eastern Mediterranean.
London, United Kingdom
Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Co-Founder and CEO