Vasileios Tsianos
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Vasileios Tsianos

Neo Performance Materials

Director of Corporate Development

Vasileios Tsianos is the Director of Corporate Development and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Neo Performance Materials, the leading global company developing rare-earth and rare metal materials that are critical to fast-forward our world's transition to green technologies.

Concurrently, he serves as elected President of the Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade, as elected Board Director of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada, and as elected Board Director of the Global Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA).

In the past, he served as the Policy Chair and drafted the platform for the campaign of a leadership candidate for a major Ontario party. He co-led the initiative to create a Modern Greece Studies program at the University of Toronto, and served as Head of Delegation at the COP21 UN Climate Summit. He has published articles on LSE 's EuroCrisis and the Huffington Post. He has been a campaign advisor to several political candidates and elected officials in Canada, the European Union, and the United Nations.

He has been recognized as one of the 100 Future Global Leaders by the Web Summit and a Greek America's 40 Under 40. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the investor community Manual of Ideas, and a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.

Presentations

Panel Session: Securing Rare Earths for Electric Mobility

This ‘Rare Earths for the electric-mobility panel will bring together key decision makers in the technologies of vehicle electrification, rare earths producers, magnet makers and more to review the current supply situation, identify bottlenecks and propose solutions.

Moderator: Nabeel Mancheri, Global Rare Earth Industry Association 

Panelists: 
Mark Chalmers, President & CEO, Energy Fuels 
Badrinath Veluri, Chief Specialist, Materials & technology, Grundfos
Zulqarnain Mahmood, Director of Purchasing, ZF
Vasileios Tsianos, Director of Corporate Development & Assistant Corporate Secretary, Neo Performance Materials