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Yannis Papathanasiou (Greek: Γιάννης Παπαθανασίου) (born January 1, 1954[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.[1][4]


^ a b c d e "Curriculum Vitae". at Hellenic Parliament website. Retrieved March 31, 2009.
^ a b "Profile of Yannis Papathanasiou". at ana.mpa.gr. Retrieved March 31, 2009.[dead link]
^ "Yannis Papathanasiou". at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Greece website. Retrieved April 1, 2009.
^ "Ανανέωση αλλά και ηχηρές απουσίες στη νέα Βουλή" (in Greek). ANA-MPA (ana-mpa.gr). 09-10-06. Retrieved October 9, 2009.


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