Meet the Person

Ioannis Pastras

Ioannis Pastras

Chief Financial Officer, Wella Hellas

As CFO of Wella Hellas since 2016, Yannis is a highly experienced executive who has led many transformational changes in his long financial career spanning more than 25 years.

He has graduated from NTUA with an Electrical Engineering degree and holds a M.Sc in Manufacturing Engineering and an MBA from Boston University. During his career Yannis has covered senior positions in Europe and the US, as a member of various multinational companies like Molex, P&G and Coty. He has an extensive experience varying from Treasury, Internal Controls, CFO of a new global business venture in P&G, supply chain and R&D finance leader to mergers and starting up new businesses.

Yannis is a big advocate of change as a way to learn, grow, and realize our own strengths. He is passionate about architecture and technology, an admirer of Lee Iacocca where his moto comes from: “We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems”.

Recognition helps to develop managers and is the fuel of productivity and engagement.

Ioannis Pastras, CFO, Wella Hellas

Ioannis Pastras shared with us his thoughts for the leadership

Recognition helps to develop managers and is the fuel of productivity and engagement. They become role models for other employees who are then motivated to outperform them.

The ideal manager should be able to lead his/her people towards a desired state, to a vision. Have a clear and simple strategy which is shared with people and who are encouraged to adopt it.

Get to know, to inspire, and to empower people. Recognize and reward achievements.

To anticipate and adapt to customer needs.

Managers of today, more than ever before, should act with transparency and integrity, create a climate of inclusion and diversity, champion sustainability and be a role model to their teams and their societies.

In an era when the environment is changing faster and faster, a manager needs to be able to orchestrate a variety of changes by building a change capability. This means being able to build an organization that changes continuously and proactively, and at the same time stay creative and drive value.

Own your results and be accountable for it. Build trust-based and inclusive relationships. Embrace change. There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.