Yiannis Vacondios has been working as Project Officer in the Research Executive Agency (REA) for almost nine years.  Having a background in electrical engineering, as well as in international relations, he has gained experience in the private sector, the NGO community, the United Nations, where he had also been appointed Secretary-General of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs for two years, and the European Commission.

Yiannis is an amateur photographer, as well as a drone pilot.