Mr. Nicholaos Yiannakis

Nicholaos Yiannakis, Managing Director, Unilever Tea Tanzania Limited. 

Mr. Nicholaos Yiannakis has 13 years’ experience working for Unilever across various divisions ranging from home and personal care to foods and refreshments.  His last two and half years have been focused on the Tea sector.


Whilst in Europe Nicholaos completed various senior management positions in logistics, supply chain and procurement with local, regional and global scope covering all of Unilever categories (Home Care, Personal Care, Foods, Refreshments).

In 2013 and 2014 he led Unilever Kenya Limited Tea Division as Procurement Director in purchasing and worldwide delivery of African tea for.  Whilst in Kenya he was also a board member with SCEA (Shipping Council East Africa).

Since November 2014, Nicholaos has had the role of Managing Director Unilever Tea Tanzania Limited.  Unilever Tea Tanzania is based in Mufindi, an area within the Southern Highlands of Tanzania and produces approximately 11,000 tons of tea/annum through own estates and smallholders, with an expansion plan to double production. 

In his spare time, Nicholaos likes to spend time with his wife and three children, enjoying the outdoors whilst keeping fit and trying to improve his game of golf.