Yannis Moralis (politician)

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Ioannis (Yannis) Moralis (Greek: Γιάννης Μώραλης, born in 1968 in Athens) is the current Mayor of Piraeus, Greece, and a former executive for Olympiacos FC. He was elected Mayor on May 2014 and took office in September of that year.

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Yannis Moralis was born in 1968 in Athens. His father, Petros Moralis, who was a founding member of PASOK and close personal friend of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou,[1] served as Deputy Minister of Education in 1981-86, Deputy Minister of Labor in 1987-89, and General Secretary of the Ministry of National Economy in 1989-90.

Yannis Moralis studied Economics in the University of Piraeus and was active in sports management and marketing. Beginning in 1995, he held a series of administrative posts at Olympiacos FC at the request of family friend Sokratis Kokkalis.[1]

In 2010, Kokkalis sold Olympiacos to businessman Evangelos Marinakis; Moralis at first offered his resignation, but quickly established a friendly relationship with Marinakis, who appointed him vice-president of Olympiacos.[1]

In May 2014, Moralis was elected Mayor of Piraeus, running as an independent candidate, without endorsement by any political party; his associates include both conservatives and socialists, as well as many former Olympiacos executives.

In November 2017 Moralis became the new president of Olympiacos FC.[2]

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