Michalis P. Michael, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Invest Cyprus

Michalis P. Michael is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency since January 2018. He has a long professional career in business and audit services, both as a sole practitioner and as a Partner in KPMG Cyprus. Michael has a vast experience in the Ukrainian market, and he is the Chairman of the Cyprus-Ukraine Business Association from 2012 until today. Michael has been actively involved with public life since his early career. Formerly, he served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (1996-2000), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Organisation of Land Development (2000-2003), Member of the Committee for the Supervision and Development of Cooperative Societies (2003-2013). He was also Member of the Board of Directors of The Cyprus University of Technology (2014-2016) where he held the position of Vice-President (July 2016-2018). Michalis is a Chartered Certified Accountant, a Fellow member of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, of which he served also as a Member of the Board of Directors.

George Campanellas, CEO, Invest Cyprus

George Campanellas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus) and the Vice President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He has nearly twenty years of professional experience in Cyprus and abroad, working with the DG Competition in Brussels and directly with the Cypriot Ministers of Health and Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism. George has been actively involved in the development of the oil & gas sector in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone, dealing with licensing, exploration and exploitation activities, as well as promoting bilateral and multilateral cooperation at a regional level. Throughout his career, he also had an active role in drafting the regulatory framework and running the relevant licensing procedures for attracting Foreign Direct Investment in sectors of strategic importance and large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the LNG terminal at Vasilikos Energy Center, Cyprus Techno Park, EuroAsia Interconnector and the City of Dreams Mediterranean, Europe’s largest integrated casino resort and Cyprus’ largest FDI project.

Andreas Assiotis, Board Member, National Economic and Competiveness

Andreas Assiotis is a Board Member at National Economic and Competiveness and the Group Chief Economist of Hellenic Bank Company Ltd, one of the three systemic banks in Cyprus, where he directs economic analysis and research. Andreas is also a member of the National Economic and Competitiveness Council of Cyprus and the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the country’sLong Term Economic Strategy. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Center. He has held both academic and consultancy positionsto domestic and international organizations.

Kyriacos Kokkinos, Deputy Minister to the President, Deputy Ministry to the President of Cyprus for Research, Innovation & Digital Policy

Kyriacos Kokkinos is the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, since March1st 2020. He previously served as Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation (R&I), Chairman of the Research & Innovation Foundation and Member of the National Board of R&I. He is a distinguished professional with 30 years of experience in Executive Management, Technology and Business Consulting, having served at senior Executive roles in global corporations eg. IBM Europe and PwC,and the Board of many Organisations, including Invest Cyprus and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. He is the recipient of numerous awards for professional excellence, including ‘Business Leader ofthe Year 2016, by Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry. His Academic qualifications includeExecutive MBA in Strategic Management and MSc & BSc in Electrical Engineering.

Pieris Markou, CEO, Deloitte in Cyprus

Pieris Markou is the CEO of Deloitte in Cyprus and a member of the Deloitte Middle East Executive Board as of 1 June 2021, having previously served as the Tax & Legal Services Leader. He started his career in London in 1986 and was admitted to Partnership at Chrysanthou and Christoforou (Andersen) in 2000. He is currently the Vice President of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and a member of the ICPAC Council since 2014 having previously assumed many professional roles within ICPAC, including Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Tax and VATCommittees. Pieris is also a board member of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Pieris holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Accounting, is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Petros P. Krasaris, Partner, Head of International Tax and Transaction Services, EY Cyprus

Petros Krasaris is a Partner at EY Cyprus and heads the International Tax and Transaction Services. He joined EY Cyprus in 2001 and also worked in the past for our New York office at the Cyprus and Malta Foreign Tax Desk. His main areas of practice are international tax, transaction tax, transfer pricing,and MDR/DAC6 advisory services. Petros has extensive experience in international tax planning,advising US and European clients on structuring their operations and investments, improving tax efficiency of multinational operations, advising on earnings repatriation strategies, and other areas. Petros is a member of the Tax Policy Committee of the local Institute of Certified Public Accountants,a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CFA Charter-holder.

Nicolas Mastroyiannopoulos, Chief Scientist for Research and Innovation, Chairman, Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF)

Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos is the Chief Scientist for Research and Innovation and the Chairman of the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation. He has extensive experience and a doctorate in Biomedical research, Molecular and Cellular Biology. He worked in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Function and Therapy at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics from 2006 and, in 2012, he was appointed Lecturer and later Assistant Professor at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM) and has supervised numerous, MSc, Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos has worked on various basic and translational biomedical research projects with academic and commercial value for over 15 years. His research focused on developing Gene Therapeutic approaches for Muscular Dystrophies and genetic heart disorders. He has established National and international collaborations with various academic and research institutions around the world, as well as a solid publication record with several peer-review publications and book chapters with considerable citations. Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos has attracted a number of grants in his field as principal investigator or collaborator from national and international funding bodies as well as private initiatives. He has also served as an elected Board Member of the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics as well as a National representative, in a number of European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) actions. On March 4, 2020 Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos was appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus as Chief Scientist of Research and Innovation and Chairman of the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation.

Kyriacos Kyriacou, General Manager, NCR Cyprus

Kyriacos Kyriacou is the General Manager of NCR Cyprus Ltd the first multinational ICT company that stepped its foot in Cyprus since May 1955. Technology person active for the last twenty yearsin the ICT Sector in Cyprus, sixteen of which at NCR. Graduate of UMIST University in Manchester, United Kingdom, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business in technology. He has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation since 2016, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commercein Cyprus. In April 2021 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Tech Association under the auspices of the Cyprus investment promotion agency, Invest Cyprus.