Professor Yannis Stournaras is the Governor of the Bank of Greece, having previously served as Greece’s Minister of Finance. He teaches Economics at the University of Athens. As Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers at the Ministry of Finance (1994–2000) he helped negotiate Greece’s entry into the Economic and Monetary Union. He was on the board of directors of the Public Debt Management Office (1998–2000), Chief Executive Officer of Emporiki Bank, Vice Chairman of the Association of Greek Banks (2000–04), and Director General of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (2009–12). He graduated in Economics from the University of Athens and has an MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University.
He worked as a Special Adviser to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (1986–89) on public enterprises and incomes policy, and to the Bank of Greece (1989–94) on monetary policy.