Yanis Varoufakis

Greek-Australian political economist and author, Greek finance minister

Ioannis Georgiou "Yanis" Varoufakis (Greek: Ιωάννης Γεωργίου "Γιάνης" Βαρουφάκης, romanizedIoánnis Georgíou "Giánis" Varoufákis, pronounced [ˈʝanis varuˈfacis]; born 24 March 1961)[1][2] is a Greek economist, academic and politician. He was the Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015, when he resigned. Varoufakis was a Syriza member of the Hellenic Parliament (MP) for Athens B from January to September 2015.

Yanis Varoufakis
Γιάνης Βαρουφάκης
Photograph of Yanis Varoufakis
Varoufakis in Berlin on 13 April 2019
Minister of Finance
In office
27 January 2015 – 6 July 2015
Prime MinisterAlexis Tsipras
Preceded byGikas Hardouvelis
Succeeded byEuclid Tsakalotos
Member of the Hellenic Parliament
In office
25 January 2015 – 20 September 2015
ConstituencyAthens B
Personal details
Ioannis Georgiou Varoufakis

(1961-03-24) 24 March 1961 (age 59)
Palaio Faliro, Athens, Greece
Political partyMeRA25, formerly Syriza
Alma mater


  1. officially Ιωάννης Γεωργίου Βαρουφάκης (Ioánnis Georgíou Varoufákis), Hellenic Parliament: MPs' contact details
  2. "Curriculum Vitae of Yanis Varoufakis" (PDF). UOA Economics department.