Ioannis Kirkinezis


Ioannis Kirkinezis

Vice President and Managing Director, Balkans
Hill International

Mr. Yannis Kirkinezis is a chartered engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry including project and contract management, claims analysis, management consulting, construction inspection, and mechanical engineering.

His projects consist of oil and gas (i.e. crude oil pipelines), power plants (i.e. Florina Thermal Power Station, Thessalonica Power Plant– 390 MW)), power transmission and distribution (4800 MW Power Station in South Africa), pipelines (i.e. Trans Adriatic Pipeline), roads and highways, tunnels, rail and transit, airports, industrial and manufacturing facilities, water supply and irrigation, sewage systems, as well as mining equipment and facilities, in Greece, North Macedonia, Libya, and the United Arab Emirates. Working for Hill, Mr. Kirkinezis prepared audit, profit/loss forecast, and cost to completion reports for multiple industrial projects in the Middle East. He also prepared claims for disputes in excess of €400 million as a claims consultant.

Mr. Kirkinezis holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering for Petroleum & Petrochemical Equipment from the University ‘Petrol si Gaze din Ploiesti’ in Romania. He has excellent command of English and Romanian and is fluent in Albanian.

Mr. Kirkinezis has supervised multidisciplinary teams, motivating them to achieve project goals without compromising quality or safety, and since 2019, he has been appointed as Hill’s Country Manager for Albania, where he oversees all the company’s activities and projects in the country. Currently, he is leading Hill Oil & Gas teams from the positions of Director of Business Development and/or member of the projects’ executive.