Vasileios Tsianos serves as Director of Business Development of Neo Performance Materials, the leading global company developing rare-earth and rare metal materials that are critical to fast-forward our world’s transition to green technologies. Concurrently, he serves as elected President of the Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade and as elected Director of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada.
Previously, he served as Management Consultant at StrategyCorp, where he advised clients in highly-regulated industries on corporate development strategy. Prior to that, he served as Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Capital, as Vice President of Corporate Development at Keela.co, and as Investment Banking Analyst at IJW & Co. He obtained his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto (Canada) and his Masters in Finance at IE Business School (Spain). In the past, he served as the Policy Chair and authored the platform for the campaign of a leadership candidate for a major Ontario political party. He co-led the initiative to create a Modern Greece Studies program at the University of Toronto, and served as Head of Delegation at the COP21 UN Climate Summit. He has published articles on LSE ‘s EuroCrisis and the Huffington Post. He has been a campaign advisor to several political candidates and elected officials in Canada, the European Union, and the United Nations. He has been recognized as one of the 100 Future Global Leaders by the Web Summit and a Greek America’s 40 Under 40, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.