George Kipouros

George Kipouros is Wanderlust's editor in chief and CEO. George grew up in Greece, graduated in Athens with a degree in International Relations before moving on to a MsC on Development, Media & Communication from the London School of Economics.

After a few years of working as a project manager and editor in the European quarter of Brussels, George moved to London, the world's best-connected metropolis that no-one can ever get tired of. He worked for a decade in the media, research and exhibitions space with stints on a diverse range of topics, primarily in tech.

In 2015, George co-founded AI Business which grew to become the global leader in AI media, exhibition and research with a multi-million-dollar global presence. His business was acquired by Informa Plc, and George exited in 2020 to follow his life-long dream of sharing his passion for travel.

Travel as George’s raison d'être came home to Wanderlust, the oldest UK travel magazine and leading independent travel media title in the UK. George is leading the editorial direction of the organisation alongside a comprehensive investment in digital transformation and expansion of the organisation's global footprint. George’s journeys have so far taken him to over 80 countries and 700 cities around the world – and he is always on the lookout for finding travel gold!