Director Corporate Communications & Sustainable Development at GEFYRA S.A.
Yannis Freris leads the Corporate Communications & Sustainable Development Department of GEFYRA S.A. (Concessionaire of the Rion – Antirion “Harilaos Trikoupis” Bridge), from the beginning of the epopee of this European mega-structure till its present operation period.
He acts as a Spokesperson, Corporate Communication & CSR strategist and a writer on these topics, specialized in corporate citizenship. His team has won more than 15 communication & CSR awards and distinctions on the national and the European level since 2008.
In 2012 he was elected at the Board of the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD), after being the initiator and first Head of the CSR working group and regional coordinator for Greece for the same association. He is a member of the Organizing Committee of the annual "Communication on Top" international congress at Davos.
On a corporate level he is a member of the Sustainability Committee of VINCI Concessions – main shareholder of GEFYRA S.A.
On the national scale, Yannis is the Vice-President of the Corporate Affairs Sector of the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE), a board-member of the Corporate Responsibility Institute (CRI) as well as of the Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas”, General Coordinator of "SOLIDARITY PYLONS" platform of NGO’s & social action civic associations and the Head of Communications of the Greek Interoperable Toll Service (GRITS).