by TALLEY HENNING BROWN
Andreas Dracopoulos, a director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is the newest addition to The Rockefeller University Board of Trustees. A longtime supporter of the university’s Women & Science program and other initiatives, Mr. Dracopoulos was elected to the Board on March 12.
Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Mr. Dracopoulos came to the United States in 1982 to attend The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating in 1986 with a B.S. in economics, he worked briefly with Salomon Brothers, a Wall Street investment bank, until he left to join the family business. He is now a director of the Niarchos Family Trust and the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation, both established by his great-uncle, the late Stavros Spyros Niarchos, a Greek shipping magnate considered one of the 20th century’s most successful international businessmen. The Niarchos Foundation has a particular interest in promoting Greek cultural heritage, but a large part of its business is international, providing grants to organizations around the world to help provide equal access to opportunity in education, social welfare, health and arts and culture. More