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Yannis is the Chief Operating Officer of The Shaikh Group. Before joining TSG Yannis was a consultant to the Brookings Doha Center’s Syria Track II Initiative and he has managed several consultancy firms in North Eastern Europe and MENA Region focused in strategy, energy, development and co-ordination of projects funded by EU, World Bank and other international organizations.

Yannis served as advisor to the Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs and to the Greek Parliament. Prior to that he was Advisor to the Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa and Director of the Humanitarian Aid Department of the African Orthodox Church. Prior to that he was the Director of Communication and Public Relations of the Ecumenical Hellenism Foundation under the auspices of the Greek Presidency.

Yannis also worked at the Press Office of the UN Information Center in London.He holds a BA Hons in Politics from Southbank University, a MA in Diplomacy and International Studies from SOAS, and his PhD thesis is on the “US Foreign Policy in the Post-Post-Cold War Era” at the Kapodistrian University of Athens. Yannis is a Greek national.