Position: Member of the Management Board
Company: CORAL SRB - OFFICIAL SHELL LICENSEE
Vassilis Karanasios was born in Thessaloniki in 1970. He graduated in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds an MSc in Business Finance from Brunel University in UK.
During his university studies he was actively involved in the family business, manufacture and sales of furniture. He started his professional career in 1998 at Shell Gas, member of Shell companies, which operates in field of LPG sales, where held senior positions in the Sales Department, Business Development Dept, as well as position of Marketing Manager.
In 2010, Shell companies in Greece (Shell & Shell Gas) were acquired by Motor Oil Hellas (MOH) and renamed Coral & Coral Gas. In the same year he was appointed as B2B Sales and Exports Manager of Coral Gas, while in 2017 he was appointed as CEO of Coral Gas Cyprus.
In October 2021 he moved to Belgrade and is currently appointed as Director of Coral SRB a subsidiary of Coral and the official licensee for the Shell brands in Serbia. Coral SRB has secured the use of the Shell brand in Serbia through a long-term license agreement which includes support and know-how transfer in relation to fuels, new technologies, service, and marketing.
Vassilis Karanasios is Member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Industries of Greece (SBE). Married and father of one son.