Yanos Michopoulos is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of DESFA, the newly privatised Gas Transmission Operator in Greece. He is also a Director of a boutique UK-based consulting company, working as BoD-level advisor, leadership development course trainer and mentor.
Yanos (PhD in Physics from Durham, UK) has 30 years senior executive experience in various Energy and related sectors, including Oil & Gas, Renewables, Infrastructure, Shipping and Private Equity. He reached top 1% of large Energy corporates (Shell and Vestas), has been a member of Board-like regional and global leadership teams responsible for large P&Ls and complex KPIs. He was also the CEO of TRAINOSE, the only Railway operating company in Greece.
He has led major ESG and change management projects, including major organisational and cultural transformations, financial and performance turnarounds, introduction of new products and services, new market entries etc. He has led, mentored, and coached large and diverse teams, operating across different functions, and distributed in various locations, countries, and cultures.