Iakovos Filippousis was born in 1965 in Piraeus. In 1983, he graduated from the “Lycée Leonin”, the French-Greek College of Athens. He holds a BA in Philology and German Studies from the National University of Athens, and attended postgraduate seminars for Master's Degree in Humboldt University, Berlin.
He was a basketball player of the historic club of Athens Sporting S.C. and later (2009) served as CEO of another historic basketball club of Athens “Panellinios GS”, that participated for the first time in the Euroleague Eurocap Final4 in 2010.
As professional journalist, he is a member of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and the Journalists' Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA).
He worked for the biggest private TV Group in Greece and South-eastern Mediterranean, ANTENNA Group, for 27 consecutive years, whereas he was also Director of the Sports Department of the group for 12 years. He has collaborated with many sports and political daily newspapers, magazines and press offices.
He worked for the Bid Committee and the Organizing Committee "Athens 2004". Following the conclusion of the Athens Olympic Games, he was appointed as International Relations Manager of "Hellenic Olympic Properties SA".
Between 2005 and 2009 he served as Communications and International Relations Manager of the Hellenic Olympic Committee. During the same period, he also served as member of the Torch Relay Committee. In addition, he worked as Media Manager of the International Olympic Academy (2006-09) and the International Olympic Truce Centre (2007-09).
He served as Managing Director of SportAccord 2008 that was staged in Athens.
In November 2015, he was appointed as Chief of Culture and Sports Deputy Minister's Cabinet.
In October 2016 he was chosen and appointed by FIFA as Management and Communications Advisor to the Normalization Committee of Hellenic Football Federation.
He continues to be employed in Hellenic Football Federation.
He represents Hellenic Cycling Federation in the Hellenic Olympic Committee. He was elected by the General Assembly as Deputy General Secretary of the Hellenic Olympic Committee.
He is married and has 3 daughters. He speaks English, French and German.