Dr. Ioannis Tsipouridis was born in 1952 at Paranesti, Drama (North Greece). He is married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

He studied in the University of Leeds-United Kingdom (1971-1980) and was awarded with the following degrees:

-B.Sc. Chemical Engineering
-M.Sc. in ‘Fuels & Energy’ (Scholarship of Science Research Council)
-Ph.D. in Solar Energy (Scholarship of Science Research Council)

During the period 1982-84 he worked as an Athens’ branch Director of an energy products’ Company while in 1984 he joined PPC in the Department of Alternative Energy where he focused on the development of Commercial & Pilot Renewable Energy Sources until 2006.

From 2003 until recently he was the Chairman of the Hellenic Scientific Wind Energy Association (‘ELETAEN’) which he also founded. During 1991-2001 he was appointed as General Secretary of ELETAEN while during 2001-2003 he was the Vice President. He is the Publisher and Director of ‘Anemologia’ magazine (1999-2010) and he was also the Publisher and Director of ‘Energypoint’ magazine (2007-2009).