The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, selected current and emerging leaders experience state-of-the-art developments in their fields of expertise, and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Since 1940, more than 350 Heads of Government, numerous cabinet-level ministers, and distinguished leaders from the public and private sectors have participated in the IVLP.
This year, George Bithas, who is leading WAVE Lab’s Business Ecosystems service theme, is one of the 9 Greek scholars selected for the Program’s ‘Youth Entrepreneurship and Higher Education’ thematic area. Mr. Bithas is a PhD candidate at the University of the Aegean Business School, focusing on transformation strategies in business ecosystems. He is supervised by Kostas Kutsikos, Director of the WAVE Lab.