Kyriakos Tsakopoulos is Co-chairman of AKT Development Corporation and AKT Investments Inc., a diversified, family-owned land company. The company operates real estate, farming, ranching, water, minerals, building and land development projects throughout Northern and Central California. Prior to becoming the company’s Co-chairman, Tsakopoulos reorganized all AKT holdings, projects and operations in Placer County, including the entitlement and donation of 1,100 acres to build a private four-year university.
Tsakopoulos is active in regional, national and international civic affairs and educational policy. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University and previously served on the Columbia College Board of Visitors. He is a trustee emeritus of the California State University System and chairman emeritus of the University of California, Davis M.I.N.D. Research Institute, among many other public service board and commission appointments. In 2008, he was selected to be a member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University and a juris doctor from the McGeorge School of Law.