Going For the Greek at the East Hampton Library


On Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m., George Theotacatos gives an author talk at East Hampton Library on his book “Finding Ithaka.”

The memoir spans five generations and four continents and Theotocatos retraces the journeys of his family and ancestors who left their homes to settle in new places. Through it all, they stayed true to their Greek heritage and culture.

Theotocatos was born in Egypt and came to the United States in 1957 as an undergraduate student at New York University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in operations research.

In 1976 he completed graduate studies for the Advanced Professional Certificate in International Business at NYU Graduate School of Business. He spent nearly 30 years with Exxon affiliates in New York and New Jersey corporate offices and abroad. Almost half of his career was spent in the Middle East where he held executive positions in Libya, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. He travelled extensively in South America and Asia.

After retirement, he joined the East West Center at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu as a visiting scholar and participated in a leadership program coaching young leaders from several Asian countries and the US. He now lives with his wife in East Hampton.

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