Yiannis Boutaris (Greek: Γιάννης Μπουτάρης, born 6 January 1942) is a Greek businessman, politician and current mayor of Thessaloniki. He is the founder of KIR-YIANNI wine company, based in Naoussa and Amyndeo. He is one of the founding members of, inter-alia, the Drasi party and Arcturos ecological organization.
Yiannis Boutaris was born in Thessaloniki in 1942, the son of winemaker Stelios Boutaris and Fanny Vlachos, of vlach origin.
He was educated at the Experimental elementary school of the University of Thessaloniki and then at Anatolia College. He studied chemistry at the University of Thessaloniki.
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^ "Γιάννης Μπουτάρης Βιογραφικό σημείωμα υποψηφίου Δημάρχου Θεσσαλονίκης" (in Greek). protovoulia2010.gr. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
Official campaign website
KIR-YIANNI company website
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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