Chief Executive Officer, Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)
Yannis Apostolopoulos is the Chief Executive Officer of the Specialty Coffee Association based out of California, US and also serves as a board director for World Coffee Events and the Coffee Science Foundation. He has more than 25 years’ experience in fast-moving consumer goods (FMGC) with a focus on coffee, wines, spirits, and beers, working for major global brands, where he held completely diverse senior roles. He has served as a board director on numerous boards, in both FMCG and investment firms. A long-time specialty coffee volunteer, Yannis was the Vice President of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, spearheading the creation of both the Barista and Roasters Guilds of Europe. He has studied chemical engineering at National Technical University of Athens and is a Harvard Business School alumnus. He is a Q-Grader and an AST.