Yannis Stournaras

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Yannis Stournaras
Γιάννης Στουρνάρας
Governor of the Bank of Greece
Incumbent
Assumed office
20 June 2014
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Preceded by George Provopoulos
Minister of Finance
In office
5 July 2012 – 10 June 2014
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Preceded by George Zanias
Succeeded by Gikas Hardouvelis
Personal details
Born (1956-12-10) 10 December 1956 (age 58)
Athens, Greece
Political party Independent
Alma mater University of Athens
University of Oxford

Yannis (or Giannis) Stournaras (Greek: Γιάννης Στουρνάρας, born in Athens, Greece on 10 December 1956), is a Greek economist who is the Governor of the Bank of Greece.[1]

Previously, he had been the Greek Minister of Finance from 5 July 2012[2][3] serving until 10 June 2014[4] and is on the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund.[5]

Stournaras is a graduate of the Finance Faculty of the University of Athens, and has an MSc and PhD in Economic Theory and Policy from Oxford University.[3] Since 1989 he has taught Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Athens, and has worked as a financial advisor to the Greek Ministry of Finance, participating in the negotiations for Greece's entry into the European Monetary Union.[3]

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Government offices
Preceded by
George Zanias
Minister of Finance
5 July 2012 – 10 June 2014
Succeeded by
Gikas Hardouvelis
Preceded by
George Provopoulos
Governor of the Bank of Greece
since 20 June 2014
Incumbent