Yannis Kabouris was born in Athens on 1962. He holds a Diploma on Electrical Engineering (1985) and a PhD (1992), both from the National Technical University of Athens. From 1991 until 2001 he was working in the Public Power Corporation (PPC) - System Studies Department. He joined the Hellenic Transmission System Operator (HTSO) on 2001 and the Independent Power Transmission Operator of Greece (IPTO) on 2011.

Currently, he is BoD Chairman and CEO of SELENE CC, Director in IPTO and Vice President of MeD-TSO. He is also the Chairman of the CIGRE National committee of Greece, a Distinguished member of CIGRE and Senior member of IEEE.