Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, Responsible for Contemporary Culture, Hellenic Republic
Nicholas Yatromanolakis was born in Athens in 1975. He holds a B.A. in political science and international relations from Panteion University, Athens and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In January 2021, he was appointed Greece’s deputy minister of culture and sports, responsible for contemporary culture, having served as general secretary of contemporary culture since August 2019.
Between January 2017 and July 2019, he served as chief marketing and communication οfficer of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Prior to this, he served in various senior positions in Greek and multinational companies, such as Microsoft, V+O Communication, S&B Industrial Minerals and Alpha TV, as well as at the Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and Harvard University. He also previously worked as an independent strategy, public affairs and communication consultant. His work has received several awards in Greece and abroad.
Mr. Yatromanolakis was a founding and a Steering Committee member of the Potami political party, as well as its campaign manager for the 2014 European Parliament elections. In the January 2015 parliamentary elections, he ranked second among the party’s candidates in the City of Athens district. He left Potami in 2016.
He has been active in the field of human rights, focusing on LGBTQI+ rights. He has volunteered with nonprofit organizations focusing on the social inclusion of vulnerable populations, as well as the mental and physical health of children. He is a 2013 Marshall Memorial fellow. In 2019, he was elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Harvard Club of Greece.
Mr. Yatromanolakis has edited and co-edited several publications, including “New Approaches to Balkan Studies” (2003), and contributed to the World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report 2001.” He was the scientific editor of the Greek version of the “NATO Handbook” and served as ELIAMEP’s occasional papers and publications editor from 1996 to 1998.