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THI/TNH Takeover – Tefkros Bolanos

Welcome to THI/TNH Takeover! In collaboration with The Hellenic Initiative (THI), The National Herald and THI have begun a partnership to introduce the NEXTGEN of Greek/Cypriot ‘movers and shakers’ to the rest of our Diaspora community around the world. Established to inform its readers about all things related to our homeland and its respective communities throughout the world, TNH is now providing THI’s New Leaders (40-years-old and younger), with a new platform to showcase their ideas and to engage their communities in a deeper, more meaningful way while simultaneously building a bridge to Greece and Cyprus. Our next featured New Leader is Tefkros Bolanos. Get to know him below!


Last Name, First Name

  • Bolanos, Tefkros

Alma mater?

  • Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & The George Washington University

What city do you live in?

  • New York

Where in Greece are you from?

  • Roots in Himara, Northern Epirus; Born in Athens.


  • Attorney

What motivated you to get involved with THI?

  • To connect with young professionals. The desire to support my homeland in meaningful and effective ways.

Favorite place to take your non-Greek friends when they visit you in Greece?

  • Thessaloniki

Favorite Greek product you can find outside of Greece?

  • Olive oil.

Top three people of Greek/Cypriot descent you admire?

  1. Alex Karloutsos
  2. Nikos Dendias
  3. Kostas Karamanlis

Life Motto?

Respect is earned not given.


ATHENS – The international financial and investment community is turning its attention to a 26-year-old Greek who emerged as one of the leading investors in the world, for the year 2023.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


NYC Officials Shutter Furniture Store Illegally Converted to House More than 40 Migrants

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City furniture store that had been illegally converted into sleeping quarters for more than 40 migrants has been shut down by city officials.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted on charges he interfered with the 2020 election and set a course for a quick resolution.

ATHENS - On the one-year grim anniversary of a head-on train crash just outside a tunnel in central Greece, which killed 57 people, promises made in the immediate aftermath to add long-delayed safety measures haven’t been met.

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would protect access to in vitro fertilization, objecting to a vote on the issue Wednesday even after widespread backlash to a recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that threatens the practice.

KUNA, Idaho  — Idaho halted the execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech on Wednesday after medical team members repeatedly failed to find a vein where they could establish an intravenous line to carry out the lethal injection.

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