Sir Stelios

Founder of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation

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Stelios Foundation Monaco Headquarters


was set up by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation’s mission is to support a diverse range of charitable activities, primarily in places where the founder has lived and worked – the UK, Greece, Cyprus and Monaco.

Sir Stelios was born in Greece from Cypriot parents and became best known for starting easyJet in 1995. His late father Loucas Haji-Ioannou, a shipping magnate moved to Monaco from Greece in 1989 and ever since then the Haji-Ioannou family have been resident in Monaco. 

Sir Stelios became the first, and so far only Monaco resident to join the Giving Pledge, the global movement of philanthropists led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who have committed to give half their fortunes to a good cause, during their life times or by will.

Stelios’ office from where he runs the easy family of brands and coordinates his charity work is at the Ruscino, 14 quai Antoine, Monaco MC98000. Since 2019 the Monaco foundation has been operating a conference hall on the ground floor of the Ruscino building for various events. The conference hall is made available to other Monaco registered charities to host their charitable events there free of charge.