Ioannis A. Kofinis
Founder and Managing Partner of Rollerdeck Associates.
Ioannis breathes politics.
Ioannis’ prized career in public service – including appointments as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Head of Cabinet of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Advisor to the Hellenic Parliament – has equipped him with a first-hand, comprehensive understanding of the political decision- making process and the system’s dynamics.
He gets naturally into the policy-makers’ shoes and knows what to say and what not to, in order to create win-win solutions, avoid potential grievances and build the common ground, necessary to advance client interests.
For over a decade now, Ioannis has been responsible for the advocacy efforts and strategic positioning of several leading industry associations and companies in diverse sectors, such as the Federation of Recycling and Energy Recovery Industries and Enterprises (SEPAN), Helactor SA and TRASTOR REIC.
He is considered an expert in the tourism sector and has been crafting and executing public affairs and strategic communications programs for major institutional actors such as the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, as well as global leaders such as Expedia and TUI.
He has been currently mandated to build a program to position the sector on the frontline of the national recovery plan, linking tourism to the European Recovery Plan’s major priorities such as digitization, green economy etc.
He holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School, Georgetown University and received his Bachelor’s degree from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens.