Costa Yiannakis

General Manager, Chelsea Village

Costa was born in Malawi and raised in the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence in Italy. Heralding from Greek, English and Scottish descent, it’s easy to see how Costa’s passion for travel and destinations began and continues to grow.

Having studied at The University of Chester, Costa gained degrees in Tourism Management and an MSc in Management with International Business. Costa joined the Territorial Army and underwent Army Officer training during his studies, where he was able to hone his leadership skills and his passion for excellence.

Costa is an avid sportsman and an accomplished rower. He has completed several grueling challenges, completing the 100km Del Passatore ultramarathon three times, and running 140km in aid of charity. This is a testament to Costas character: strong in the face of adversity, resilient and continuously striving to achieve.

Costa is a true leader, kind, considerate and always approachable. He is passionate about nurturing and developing those around him, especially the less fortunate, making him a widely respected businessman and a pillar of his local community.