Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos had served in the Greek Consulate in Toronto,in the Permanent Delegation of Greece to the EU, Consul General of Greece in Istanbul, Deputy Permanent Representative of Greece to the Greek Mission at the UN in New York, at the Greek Embassy in Beijing. He was the first Greek Ambassador to Armenia, Ambassador to Poland, to Canada, and from 2006-2012 was Secretary-General of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization based in Istanbul.
He has published two books. The first is the Caucasus Chronicles-Nation Building and Diplomacy in Armenia 1993-1994. The book was translated and published in Greek and German. The second was “The 1974 Invasion of Cyprus as presented mainly by the radio and television of Canada and the USA”.He has published many articles in the national and international revues and press. Recently an article written by him and entitled “The contribution of Multilateral Cultural Diplomacy in the development of humanity and the important role of Greece” was published in Issues of Greek Cultural Diplomacy of the Foundation of International Legal Studies.
Orders and Awards
Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix (Greece)
Cross of the order of the Phoenix (Greece)
Order of Merit second class (Egypt)
Ordre de Mérite (France)
Großes Goldenes Ehrenzeichen 1 Klasse (Austria)
Grand Croix de l’Ordre de Léopold II,Belgium
Krzyem Kommanderkim Zgwiasda Ordery Zaslygi (Poland)
International Road and Transport Union Order of Merit
BSEC-URTA (Union of Road Transport Associations) Order of Merit