Yannis Papathanasiou is the founder and CEO of Reach Innovation EU-GR. He holds a BSc in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in International Relations from the University of Nottingham. He 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 non-performing loans management.
He served for many years as a Team Leader and Manager in various departments.