Part of Microsoft’s leadership team for the last four years, Yanna joined the company in 2014 to lead the digital transformation of Banking, Insurance and Telecoms across Greece and Cyprus, with outstanding results. She rose to every challenge amidst the pandemic through her Enterprise Commercial Lead role and led her team to attain significant commercial wins and to deliver prosperous growth consistently despite macro-economic and geopolitical challenges. Through an industry-first approach, Yanna established a culture of strategic, long-term partnerships with customers and partners, counting most leading, high-profile businesses in her portfolio.
Yanna is passionate about gender balance at work and women in technology, being herself one of the few women who went into the industry early on, holding various roles in Sales, Product Management and Technical Delivery for the likes of Huawei, Ericsson and Intracom. At Microsoft she is also leading the Women ERG group, eager to unite the company’s broader ecosystem in securing equal opportunities for all.
As the newly appointed General Manager for Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta, Yanna will be focusing on accelerating further the digital transformation of the private and public sectors through harnessing AI and the opportunities linked to the arrival of the area’s first datacenters.
Yanna an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Patras, also holds an Executive MBA from Athens University of Economics and Business.