Yannis Papathanasiou

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Person.png Yannis Papathanasiou   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Giannis Papathanasiou.jpg
BornJanuary 1, 1954
Athens, Greece
Alma materNational Technical University of Athens
SpouseIleana Iliopoulou
PartyNew Democracy
Attended the 2009 Bilderberg as Greek Minister of the Economy and Finance

Employment.png Greece/Minister of the Economy and Finance

In office
8 January 2009 - 7 October 2009
Preceded byGeorge Alogoskoufis
Attended the Bilderberg in this capacity

Employment.png Hellenic Parliament/Member

In office
2002 - Present

Yannis Papathanasiou [1] is a Greek politician, former Minister for Economy and Finance of Greece. He is a member of the Hellenic Parliament with the conservative New Democracy party since 2002.[2]

Background, business and political career

Papathanasiou was born in Athens on January 1, 1954. He studied Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens.[1]

He has been chairman and managing director of the company ‘I. D. Papathanassiou SA - Trading of technological equipment for buildings since December 31, 2002.[1]

He has been Member of the Board of Directors (1982–1988), Secretary General (1988–1993) and President (1994–2000) of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

In the period 1991-1992, he was advisor on energy issues, at the Minister of Commerce Industry and Energy and between 1992–1993, he has been vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of Public Gas Corporation (DEPA).[1][3]

He was first elected member of the Hellenic Parliament in 2002, from the state deputies' list,[2] with New Democracy party and then was elected member of the parliament in Athens B constituency, in the elections of 2004, 2007 and 2009.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/200914 May 200917 May 2009Greece
The 57th Bilderberg


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