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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]

Yannis Papathanasiou
Γιάννης Παπαθανασίου
Minister of the Economy and Finance
In office
8 January 2009 – 7 October 2009
Prime MinisterKostas Karamanlis
Preceded byGeorgios Alogoskoufis
Succeeded byLouka Katseli (Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping)
Giorgos Papakonstantinou (Finance)
Personal details
Born (1954-01-01) 1 January 1954 (age 65)
Athens, Greece
Political partyNew Democracy
Spouse(s)Ileana Iliopoulou
Alma materNational Technical University of Athens
WebsiteOfficial website

Background, business and political careerEdit

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]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Curriculum Vitae". at Hellenic Parliament website. Retrieved March 31, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Profile of Yannis Papathanasiou". at Archived from the original on June 23, 2006. Retrieved March 31, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Yannis Papathanasiou". at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Greece website. Retrieved April 1, 2009.
  4. ^ Ανανέωση αλλά και ηχηρές απουσίες στη νέα Βουλή. ANA-MPA (in Greek). October 9, 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-10-09. Retrieved October 9, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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