Michael J. Scoullos, Environmental Chemist (MSc, DSc University of Athens), Oceanographer (PhD University of Liverpool). Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Athens, Director of the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry. Holder of the UNESCO Chair on Management and Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean and Coordinator of the relevant University Network.
Worked for years on a large spectrum of environmental issues. President of the EEB during its first large expansion period 1986-1992. He represents the European Parliament in the Management Board of the European Environment Agency (EEA). Team Leader of the Capacity Building Component of Horizon 2020 to depollute the Mediterranean. Chairman of the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE). Chairman of the Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med). Chairman of the Greek National Commission of MAB/UNESCO. Chairman, International Panel of Experts of the World Bank for the Red Sea – Dead Sea Conveyor. Honorary Chairman of the Hellenic Society for the Environment and Culture. Member of the European Academy of Sciences. Author of many books and more than 400 scientific articles. He has organised and chaired a large number of International Conferences. Awarded the Gold Medal of the City of Paris; the Simon Bolivar medal of UNESCO; Environmental Award of the Academy of Athens; Knight of St. John; Knight “National Order of Cedars”/ Lebanon, etc.