Yota Paparidou was born in Constantinople and is married. She studied in USA holding B.Sc. in Computer Science and Business Finance and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics. She has served as Private Sector Sales Director and Consulting Services and Projects Director in the multinational company Digital Equipment Hellas SA. In 1994 she founded SyNET SA, in which was Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO until December 2009. Since 2018 she is the General Manager of K&P TECHNIKI. Since 2003 she is member of the Board of Directors of SEPE (Federation of Hellenic ICT Enterprises) holding various positions of responsibility. Also, from August 2005 until October 2012, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Information Society SA, as a representative of SEPE.