EExecutive Committee

Yiannis Parnis

Human Resources


Having over 35 years of experience in the Banking Sector, Mr. Yiannis Parnis holds the position of Optima bank’s Head of Human Resources.

His career commenced in 1984, in Barclays PLC Shipping Branch, where he held various positions in the Customer Service Area.

In 1991 he joined Xiosbank as a Branch Manager in the Retail Network, and in 1996 he moved to the Personal Banking Department where he remained until 2000.

2000 found him working for a short period in Telesis Investment Bank as a Private and Personal Banking Network Manager.

Then, later in 2001, Mr. Parnis joined Millennium bank where he remained for almost 13 years holding initially the position of Retail Network Area Manager. Later he moved to the Human Resources area and managed to become Head of the HR Department, assisting the Bank to receive the 3rd “Great Place to Work” Award (2009) by stimulating an organizational structure of transparency and meritocracy, along with a pleasant daily environment.

In late 2013 when Millennium bank merged with Piraeus Bank, he assumed the position of Senior Director – Group Human Resources & Organizational Health.

As of April 2019 he was involved in the transformation of Investment Bank of Greece to Optima bank S.A., being responsible for all the matters related to Human Resources.

Mr. Parnis holds a B.Sc. in Surveyor Engineering from the University of West Attica.