Efi Fragkou

Executive Secretary

Efi Fragkou


Efi was born in Greece where she studied English Language & Philology at the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. In 2007 she obtained her Master’s degree in International Relations & Communication from the Diplomatic Academy of London at the University of Westminster. Her thesis focused on the role of interpreters in international negotiations, examining the cultural and diplomatic aspect.

In 2008, she started at the Institute of Wood Science (now the IOM3 Wood Technology Group) and from 2009, for the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) where she is now Head of International & Early Career Activity.

During her time at IOM3 she has worked on awards and events, managed UK and international Local Societies, as well as co-ordinated Student & Early Career Group activities.

Since 2011 she has been the lead organiser for the Young Persons' Lecture Competition and the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition, and is responsible for the IOM3 Awards & Prizes. She was appointed FEMS Executive Secretary in May 2018.


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