Yannis Apostolopoulos is the Executive Director of Specialty Coffee Association. He is a Q-Grader, an AST and a board director for World Coffee Events and the Coffee Science Foundation. Has volunteered for many years in the specialty coffee community and was the Vice President for SCAE.

Yannis has more than 20 years of experience in FMCG, especially in coffee, wines, spirits and beers, where he held various and completely diverse senior roles including General Management, Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Engineering and Supply Chain. He has served as non-executive director on numerous boards both on FMCG and investment firms.

He has studied Chemical Engineering and is a Harvard Business School alumnus.