Stavros Andreadis was born in Thessaloniki in 1946. After graduating from the German School of Thessaloniki, he studied civil engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and went on to acquire a postgraduate degree from the Technical University of West Berlin.
At a young age, he joined Sani S.A., a hospitality-focused family business engaged in developing a seaside resort on 1,000 acres of privately owned land in the Halkidiki peninsula. After the passing of his father, Stavros Andreadis took over as Chairman of the Sani S.A. group of companies. Through the years, Sani Resort grew into a leading holiday destination, receiving numerous international awards for its architecture and landscaping, quality of service and amenities, and commitment to protecting the environment. In 2015, the group introduced its second brand – the premium, all-inclusive Ikos Resorts.
From the outset of his career, Stavros Andreadis has played an active role in various collective entities of the hospitality and tourism sector, serving as President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises for eight consecutive years (2001-2008), and consequently declared as Honorary President of the Association.
Stavros Andreadis has always taken a keen interest in culture. In 1995, along with several fellow businesspersons, he founded the Cultural Society of Entrepreneurs of Northern Greece. Serving as President of the Cultural Society since its establishment, he has spearheaded numerous initiatives to support the cultural life of Thessaloniki and the work of young creators in its various fields.
In 2013, Ernst and Young pronounced him “Greek Pioneer Entrepreneur of the Year”.
In 2019, he was elected President of the Governing Council of the Theophano Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the annual Empress Theophano Prize, which is awarded to individuals and organizations who contribute to European collaboration, cooperation and the spread of the European idea and values.