Yiannis S. Boutaris


Yiannis S. Boutaris

 

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece - June 13,1942

 

EDUCATION

1965-1967 Diploma of Enology «Wine Institute of Athens»

1965 Faculty of Chemistry, Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, GR

 

Languages Greek - mother tongue

English - very good

French - very good

 

MAIN PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1969-1975 Assistant Director J.BOUTARI & SON S.A. (Wines & Spirits Producers, Importers & Distributors)

1970 - 1976 Technical Director J.BOUTARI & SON S.A.

1994 to 1996 Managing Director J.BOUTARI & SON WINERIES S.A.

1996 to date Managing Director «YIANNIS BOUTARIS & ASSOCIATES Ltd» (consulting company in the wine sector)

1998 to Aug. 2007 President & Managing Director of “ÇÏÔÅLS OF WESTERN MACEDONIA S.A.”

1998 to date President «KIR YIANNI S.A.» EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES «FEDERATION OF GREEK WINES & SPIRITS INDUSTRIES» which since July 1995 has been named «GREEK WINE FEDERATION»

1985 -1992 Chairman

1992 to date Member of the Board of Directors «INTERPROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE OF A.O.C. NAOUSSA WINE» 1988-1992 Chairman

1992 - April 1995 Member of the Board of Directors

April Âą95 - 1996 Chairman «INTERPROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WINE & VINE OF GREECE”

2000 Vice President

2002 to date Chairman «FEDERATION OF GREEK INDUSTRIES»

1988-1992 Member of the Board «ASSOCIATION OF EXPORTERS OF NORTHERN GREECE»

1989-1994 Member of the Board of Directors «FANY & STELLIOS BOUTARI FOUNDATION» Non profit organization which is promoting the scientific, ethnological and cultural studies concerning wine, wine-making and

viticulture in Greece.

1991-1995 Member of the Board of Directors

1995- to 5/2005 Chairman «FEDERATION OF INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN GREECE»

1992 -April 1995 Member of the Board of Directors

1995 -1997 Vice President «W.W.F. GREECE»

1992-1994 Member of the Board of Directors «ARCTUROS» Non profit civil company aiming at the protection and management of the environment and wildlife

1992 Founding Member

2001 to date Chairman «MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART» Founding member

1987 to date Member of the Board of Directors «ORGANISATION FOR THE CULTURAL CAPITAL OF EUROPE - THESSALONIKI 1997»

1994 to April 1995 Member of the Board of Directors «WINE ROADS OF NORTHERN GREECE (Association of wine-producers of the vineyard of Macedonia – Northern Greece)

1994 founding member

April 1998 - 2000 Chairman

2000 to date Member of the Board of Directors «AMERICAN FARM SCHOOL OF THESSALONIKI»

1996 -1999 Member of the Board of Trustees «ANATOLIA COLLEGE OF THESSALONIKI»

1996 - 1999 Member of the Board of Trustees «CITIZENS ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE OLD WATERFRONT OF THESSALONIKI»

1992 Founding Member «LIEN DE LA VIGNE»

1995 Member of the «Bureau» Association Internationale «A.R.E.V. Association des regions vitivinicoles Europeennes» Greek representative «ACADEMIE DU VIN INTERNATIONAL»

1998 to date Member since “EKPAA” (National Center for Environment and Sustainable Development)

2001 to 2004 Member of the Board of Directors “NATURA 2000”

2002 – 2004 President of the Committee of the NATURA

2000 network “MUNICIPAL COUNSELOR”

Since 2002 at the Municipality of Thessaloniki

“LEADER OF PROTOVOULIA FOR THESSALONIKI”

Run for mayor of Thessaloniki at the Municipal Elections of 2006 and got 16% of the votes LECTURES TO

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

«FROM DIONYSOS TO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY»

Lecture given at Harvard University on April 3rd, 1992 (Greek Study Group, Center for European Studies)

«A NEW DIMENSION OF THE PROFIT CONCEPT»

Lecture given at the 2nd Symposium organized by the Biopolitics International Organisation, on Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment, Dec. 4th, 1993

«WHAT KIND OF MARKETING SHOULD BE USED FOR THE PROMOTION OF A VITICULTURAL ESTATE»

Lecture given during the Symposium «Vignes et Patrimoine» at the Cite Mondiale du Vin, Bordeaux, France, Jan. 18th, 1994

«GREEK INDUSTRY, PRESENT - PAST - FUTURE»

Presentation at the Hellenic Management Association, Institute of

Production Management, 5th Panhellenic Symposium, Athens

Nov. 4th, 1994

«BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP IN THE BALKANS, PROSPECTS & POTENTIAL»

Presentation during the Symposium «Greece and the Balkans - Business Partnership» organized gy the Greek American Chamber of Commerce in Thessaloniki, Feb. 14th, 1995

«CULTURE & TECHNOLOGY»

Lecture given at the General Assembly of the «Technical Museum of Thessaloniki», March 20th, 1995

«THE ROUTES OF WINE OF MACEDONIA»

Lecture given at the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, May 10th, 1995

«COMMERCE & DIPLOMACY»

Lecture given at the Goulandri - Horn Foundation in Athens, May 3rd, 1995

«THE WINE AND ITS CONSUMPTION»

ROTARY CLUB, Thessaloniki, Jan. 20, 1998

«FROM DIONYSOS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION»

Davis University, California, March, 3, 1998

«WINE & CULTURE»

Lecture given at the Association of Agronomists of the Ilia Prefecture, Pyrgos City Hall, May 17th, 1998

«The Greek wine producers and the new Common Market Organization»

Lecture given at the Money Show, held in Athens, Nov. 11. 1998

«QUALITY – CULTURE - TECHNOLOGY» (methodology-procedures- people)

Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Chemistry & Engineering, Nov. 17th, 1999.

“WÉÍÅ IN EVERY DAY LIFE”

National Center of Research – April 2001

“Protected Areas and a Íew Ápproach to the Ìeaning of Profit”

“Ìeeting of the Committees for Environment of the Parliaments of the European Union, the European Parliament and the Candidate Countries”

HELLENIC PARLIAMENT (Senate Hall), Athens, May 30-31, 2003

And a lot of others

 

DISTINCTIONS

Among many others,

“WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR 1996”

Stockholm, 1997

“2003 EUROPEAN HERO”

TIME MAGAZINE (for founding Arcturos and for his work in the protection of the bears and the natural environment)

2003 MEDAL OF THE PREFECTURE OF THESSALONIKI for his commitment and his continuous support towards Thessaloniki, his hometown

“WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR 2003”

ASSOCIATION OF GREEK WINE-JOURNALISTS

“MENTION OF HONOR” 10/2005

ASSOCIATION OF GREEK DAILY NEWSPAPERS

HONORED “FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO CULTURE AND FOR HIS SOCIAL ACTIVITIES”

«AVLAIA» MAGAZINE, NOV. 2005

HONORED BY ENTEFKTIRIO MAGAZINE, FEB. 2006

HONORED BY “UNESCO OF ATTICA” FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT 5/2006

HONORED FOR THE PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF GREEK TOURISM, FOR THE ARCTUROS NGO, FOR THE CREATION OF THE WINEROADS OF NORTHERN GREECE AND FOR THE REVIVAL OF HIS HOME VILLAGE NYMFAION BY CREATING IMPORTANT SMALL

HOTELS

HELLENIC CHAMBER OF HOTELS 06/2006

“GOURMET HONORS OF THE NEWSPAPER ELEFTEROTYPIA”

MARCH 2007

FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO GASTRONOMY AND ART OF LIVING

 

He has two sons & one daughter

 

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