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Yiannis Kotsis-Giannarakis / Entrepreneur- General Manager HAMAC

Yiannis Kotsis-Giannarakis is an entrepreneur, active in electronic publishing and digital content, as founder and CEO of IT and Electronic Publishing companies since 1985.

Currently he serves as Coordinator of Innovation Initiatives at  GRnet. For the past nine years he served as General Manager of ΣΕΚΕΕ – HAMAC. He was one of the founding members of the Greek leading internet portal where he acted as Managing Director for the first five years, from conception till its establishment as a major media factor. Among others he was Director of the Greek edition of National Geographic books and videos, newspaper columnist and editor of various electronic and paper publications.

Born 1959 in Alexandria, he studied Biology in Athens, never finished his PhD in Bioinformatics, and spends some weekends hiking, and mountain-top communicating with very low power in radio-waves.


  • 2020 –    Coordinator of Innovation Initiatives, GRNET S.A. – National Infrastructures for Research and Technology
  • 2011 – 2020  General Manager of the Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (ΣΕΚΕΕ – HAMAC).
  • 2004 – 2010  Director and Advisor, Digital Publishing,  DOL Group, Lambrakis Press SA
  • 1999 – 2004  Managing Director, Internet portal, Lambrakis Press SA
  • 1998 – 2000  Managing Editor, National Geographic – (Edition in Greek) – Books & Videos. Lambrakis Press SA
  • 1998 – 1999          Managing Editor, ROM, Lambrakis Press SA
  • 1989 – 1997         CEO, Magenta LTD, Electronic Publishing, Image Processing
  • 1986 – 1989         Managing Director, HARDA Ltd, Publishing Systems
  • 1982 – 1985         Sales Manager, BABEL SA, The Computer Shop SA


Insight into the biological effects of non-ionizing radiation through the properties of the electromagnetic waves, Skouroliakou, AS; Sagioglou, NE; Fragopoulou, AF; Giannarakis, IK; Manta, AK; Ntzouni, MP; Margaritis, LH.,, e-Journal of Science & Technology, 7,3,,2012

Apoptotic cell death during Drosophila oogenesis is differentially increased by electromagnetic radiation depending on modulation, intensity and duration of exposure, Sagioglou, Niki E; Manta, Areti K; Giannarakis, Ioannis K; Skouroliakou, Aikaterini S; Margaritis, Lukas H; ,Electromagnetic biology and medicine,35,1,40-53,2016



Interview at MWC 2015