Michael Iakovidis has experienced firsthand what it means to be a small business owner in Greece. Living as a quarter Scottish, quarter English, and two quarters Greek, has offered him a unique perspective on Greek society. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science in civil engineering as well as an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Surrey. He is currently active in European liberal affairs and is one of the coordinators of the individual members of ALDE for Greece. He firmly believes that financial freedom and free markets being established in Greece are crucial for the propagation of liberties in Greece. In 2016, Iakovidis was part of the Atlas Leadership Academy Mentorship Program.