Ioanna Papadopoulou was born in Athens. After graduating from Hill School, she continued her studies in Food Chemistry in England. In 1977 she assumed the position of Vice President and Deputy Managing Director of E.J. PAPADOPOULOS S.A., Biscuit & Food Products Manufacturing Company and in 1996 she became President & Managing Director of the company. Ioanna Papadopoulou holds the position of President and Managing Director of the following companies: E.J. PAPADOPOULOS S.A., GREEK FOOD PRODUCTS S.A., ΙΚΕ ΑΚΙΝIΤΑ S.A. She speaks English and French fluently.