George Zanias

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Georgios Zanias
Γιώργος Π. Ζανιάς
Minister of Finance
In office
17 May 2012 – 5 July 2012
Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos
                Antonis Samaras
Preceded by Philippos Sachinidis
Succeeded by Yannis Stournaras
Personal details
Born Orchomenus (Boeotia)
Alma mater Athens University of Economics and Business

Georgios P. Zanias (Greek: Γιώργος Π. Ζανιάς, pronounced [ˈʝorɣos zaˈɲas]) was the Minister of Finance in Greece. In June 2012 he was due to be replaced by Vassilis Rapanos.[1] Instead, he was replaced by economist Yiannis Stournaras.[2]

Zanias was one of the chief negotiators of the bailout of Greece in 2011-2012.

Career[edit]

Zanias is Professor of Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business where he served as Chair of the Department of International and European Economic Studies. He has previously held academic posts at the Universities of Oxford, Crete, and the Agricultural University of Athens.

He graduated from the Athens University of Economics and Business with a B.Sc. in Economics and received his Masters degree from the University of Reading in England and his Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford University.

Appointments[edit]

Zanias has held many positions in the Greek government, and currently serves as Minister of Finance. He was sworn in as Minister on May 17, 2012.

Previously, Zanias served as the General Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 2001-2004, Chairman and Scientific Director of the Centre of Planning and Economic Research, Member of the Council of Economic Advisors of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Member of the Executive Board of the Hellenic Exchanges. He has served as an expert to the World Bank, the European Commission and the United Nations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0621/top-greek-banker-appointed-finance-minister.html
  2. ^ http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-06-27/greeks-returned-2-dot-5-billion-of-deposits-stournaras-says
Political offices
Preceded by
Philippos Sachinidis
Minister of Finance
2012
Succeeded by
Yiannis Stournaras
(designated)