Yannis Stournaras

  Male      Greek      Economist

  Born : Dec 10, 1956  

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Yannis (or Giannis) Stournaras (born 10 December 1956), is a Greek economist who has been the Governor of the Bank of Greece since June 2014.

Previously, he had been the Greek Minister of Finance from 5 July 2012 serving until 10 June 2014. As every Governor of an IMF member country, he is on the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund.

From 1982 to 1986, Stournaras worked as a lecturer and research fellow at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and as a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He then returned to Greece where he worked as a special advisor to the Ministry of Finance from 1986 to 1989, to the Bank of Greece from 1989 to 1994, and for the Ministry of Finance again from 1994 to 2000.

Stournaras served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors from 1994 to July 2000. In this capacity he helped formulate the Greece's macroeconomic policy in the run-up to Greece's accession to the European Monetary Union (Eurozone), and represented the Ministry of Finance at the Monetary Committee (now Economic and Financial Committee) of the European Union. He was also responsible for consultations with other international and supranational organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...

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