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REACH GR Yannis framed new1Yannis Papathanasiou (MA, B.Sc.)

Yannis Papathanasiou is the founder and Managing Director of the subsidiary of REACH Innovation (EU-AT), REACH Innovation EU-GR in Greece.

Yannis holds a BSc in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in International Relations from the University of Nottingham. He has worked in UK’s public sector for one year until late 1999 as a tutor in MS office applications for unemployed individuals. From early 2000 until late 2018 he worked in various positions of the Greek banking sector. Duties included FX and Bond Trading, portfolio and project management, emerging markets and financial macroeconomic analysis, liaison and negotiations officer in nonperforming loans management. He served for many years as a Team Leader and Manager in various departments. Yannis has vast experience in project management procedures, such as in developing banking consortium portfolios held by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund and in implementing telematics for real time information for buses and trolleys for the public transport in Athens. Furthermore, in relation to development projects, he holds the professional know-how of reports and presentations production and pitching.

Since January 2019, Yannis Papathanasiou has been devoted to launching REACH-GR in order to promote, expand and reinforce the original mission and concept of REACH Innovation in Greece, enhancing its market-readiness in Europe as well as bringing regional and national opportunities to the partnership business model.

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