Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is a serial entrepreneur. While he’s known around the world as a business magnate, he’s also hailed as a conference speaker who readily and willingly shares his wisdom to the world.
Stelios is best known for his easyJet start-up in 1995, at the age of just 28. After floating the massively popular budget airline on the London Stock Exchange in 2000; he stepped back to concentrate on extending the easy brand to several businesses – all dedicated to offering consumers more value for less. These include easyHotel, easyCar, easyBus, easyOffice and easyGym – all owned through his private company easyGroup. Stelios and his family continue to own 38% of easyJet where he retains a keen interest in the airline as its largest shareholder.
In 2006, at the age of 39, Stelios received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for services to entrepreneurship. In 2009, Stelios was nominated the Honorary General Consul for the Republic of Cyprus in the Principality of Monaco. Recently Stelios has begun to concentrate on making a difference to society by launching a number of philanthropic initiatives supporting entrepreneurship, higher education and environmental sustainability.
Stelios resides in Monaco. A well known speaker who travels around the world, one of his advocacies is to inspire young entrepreneurs and to spur positive changes in organisations.
“Stelios is an incredibly charming and charismatic business leader and speaker. He found his way in life, magnifying a fortune, and providing services all the while.”