Business consultant and former Columbia University professor gets NERIT top job

Former Columbia University professor Giorgos Prokopakis has been named the first president of the executive board at Greece’s new public broadcaster, NERIT.

Prokopakis, a business consultant and ex-candidate with the pro-business Drassi party, heads a five-man board that will oversee NERIT’s resumption of normal broadcasting after the closure of ERT in June.

Deputy Culture Minister Pantelis Kapsis, who is responsible for the new service, said NERIT would be “built from scratch.”