Ioannis A Kofinis

GREECE, ROLLERDECK ASSOCIATES

Ioannis A. Kofinis is a member of the IGP global team and is founder and managing director of Rollerdeck Associates, a public affairs and business mediation firm based in Athens.

Before launching Rollerdeck, Ioannis was an independent strategy and communications consultant for several professional associations, foundations, and companies. Beginning in 2009, he was CEO and chairman of the board of the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Prior to that, he served as the head of the cabinet of the deputy minister of foreign affairs and was special advisor to the Hellenic Parliament from 2002 to 2004.

Ioannis has also established a strong presence in the think-tank community. He served as chairman of the board and executive director of the Hellenic Centre for European Studies (EKEM), the Greek Foreign Ministry’s institute responsible for drafting policy proposals related to European policy issues. Prior to this, he was a research fellow at the International Centre for Black Sea Studies, focusing on energy security issues.

He holds a master’s of science from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and received his bachelor’s degree in social and political science from Panteion University in Athens.