Yannis Pagoulatos

Yannis Pagoulatos

Full-time MBA, 2012

Alumni volunteer award nominee

Creating engagement opportunities through global sailing events

There are many ways in which Yannis contributes to RSM and the business world. He is the Commercial Head of the Hospitality Industry and the youngest member in the European leadership board at LG Electronics Business Solutions Europe. He also worked at Unilever, Philips, and Henkel.

Yannis has co-organised many social activities with his club peers for members of the RSM community.

As president of the RSM Sailing Club, he developed a series of activities to increase interconnectedness and engagement among hundreds of MBA students and alumni worldwide. As a member of the club’s alumni advisory board, he has co-organised the annual RSM MBA Armada and RSM MBA Regatta for the last eight years. He has recruited a significant number of new sailing club members, and has won two gold medals with RSM crews in the MBA Sailing League.

Yannis also founded the Greek alumni local chapter with three fellow alumni in 2013, and has organised several social activities for his MBA class.

Futhermore, he helps current students prepare for their business careers by sharing work experiences through mentoring, by organising career panels on campus and linking RSM to other alumni who work at multinationals. He also regularly recruits MBA talents for his company to create more sustainable business models and products in the electronics industry.

He says: “Creating positive change successfully doesn’t come from one person, but by empowering a group of people to act on it by enabling them to get together, exchange ideas and make these actions happen.”