Communication Strategist, Political Analyst, Author
One of the most prominent and successful communication strategists of Greece, as well as a political analyst, a columnist and an author of 16 books, Yiannis was a regular Wall Street Journal columnist between 1981 and 2000.
Yiannis, in collaboration with Yiannis Dimakis, has worked over the past 20 years for the largest business groups in Cyprus, offering his advice in the area of business communication strategy and crisis management. Probably better known for his close collaboration with three past elected presidents in Cyprus, as their Chief Strategist, namely, G. Clerides, D. Christofias and N. Anastasiades. He also served as the Chief Strategist of the former Prime Minister of Greece, Costas Karamanlis, for several years.
His books and articles are widely read, characterised by the sharp and in-depth analysis of historical and political facts. His narrative is very clear, blatantly honest and impressive in unveiling the good and the evils of our recent political history.
Yiannis now focuses on the business side of communication and works on selected projects, spending most of his time researching for his new books, as well enjoying the sun, the sea and winter swimming.
Communication Strategist , Executive Director of STR, Greece
Yiannis is one of the most experienced business communication strategists in the Greek entrepreneurial space. He works with major corporations in Greece and Cyprus on their communication strategies. He advises senior executives and respective boards on topics such as crisis communication management, TV training, speech writing and developing corporate internal communication strategies.
He is currently the Executive Director and one of the two founding partners of STR – a specialised communication strategy firm based in Athens, which he founded with Yiannis Loulis.
Yiannis is a regular presenter, trainer and speaker at international conferences and a frequent columnist in the daily Greek and Cypriot press. A speaker with incredible insight into complex communication dilemmas; amassed through on the job experience and crisis situations. His ideas on what works in communication is an outcome of his own work and case studies.