Ilias Bafounis

Policy Manger - Ferry & Cruise


Ilias joined the Chamber in April 2024. He is managing the Ferry and Cruise panel, covering issues on passenger rights, accessibility, tourism and border controls.

Ilias has joined the Chamber from DeHavilland as a policy consultant on EU transport issues, providing intelligence, research and advice on transport policy. He has worked for a London-based consultancy advising clients in the pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors. In addition, Ilias has experience as a journalist and as an assistant in the European Parliament in Brussels.

He has a Masters in European Politics and a bachelor’s degree in Communications & Media.