Ioannis Papathanassiou

Mr. Papathanassiou has been Chairman and Non-Executive Board Member since 2019.

Ioannis Papathanassiou
Chairman, Non-Executive Board Member
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He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He speaks English, French, and German.

Until 2002, he was Chairman and Managing Director of “J.D. Papathanassiou S.A.”, a company engaged in the trading of technological equipment for buildings.  

His political career started in 2000 when he was first elected as a Member of the Greek Parliament, with the New Democracy party. He was re-elected in 2004, 2007, 2009, and in May 2012.  

He served in several posts: 

From March 2004 to September 2007, he was Deputy Minister of Development for Commerce and Consumers’ issues, while in 2005, he was also assigned the Research and Technology issues of the Ministry.  

From September 2007 to January 2009, he was Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy for Investments and Development.  

From January to October 2009, he was Minister of Finance and Economy, a position he held until the national elections on October 4 of the same year.  

Throughout his extensive career, he held significant leadership roles. He was Secretary-General of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for six years (1987-1993) and President of the ACCI for seven years (1993-2000).  

In 1993, he was appointed Vice Chairman of the BoD of Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) S.A., while in 1991-1992 he was advisor to the Minister of Industry on energy issues.  

He chaired the BoD of HELLENiQ ENERGY also during the period 27/2/2014 – 4/5/2015.