Yannis, was born in 1960 in Athens, he is married and has two children of, 24 and 22 years old.
His studies are in Mechanical Engineering in UK and Business Administration with Marketing major in the American College of Greece, from where he graduated on 1985. From 1981 to 1996, he worked in various companies, in different sectors ( Tourism, Manufacturing, Shipping and Services) both in Greece and Internationally as a Sales Manager and Business Development positions. In 1997 joined Accor Services as Commercial Manager and in 1997, he was appointed CEO. In 2010 the Accor Services was separated from Accor and was renamed to Edenred, where he continues to this day as CEO.