Pantelis Leoussis is the 2022 recipient of the Hellenic Philatelic Society Medal for “Significant services to Hellenic philately”.
Pantelis Leoussis, 84, composer and pianist by profession, fluent in French, Italian and (naturally) Greek, with the charisma to be conversant in more languages, is a renowned Thematic Philatelist internationally and the body and soul of Thematic Philately in Greece. A prolific author of countless articles and two books on the subject, editor of the Thematic Philatelist magazine, has served as national juror, has been President of the Thematic Club in Athens since 2003 and chaired the Hellenic Philatelic Federation between 2013-2021.
The HPS Medal is the most prestigious philatelic distinction in Greece. You can browse through the recipients’ list (1984-2022) here: https://hps.gr/index.php/en/the-hps-medal