Advisory Committee

The Cyprus Forum has invited personalities from different areas in Cyprus (business, politics, academia, civic society) to form its Advisory Committee. The Cyprus Forum Advisory Committee provides feedback on the Cyprus Forum agenda, topics, and speakers each year. At the moment, the Advisory Committee comprises of 80 people, 40 women and 40 men, based on our principle of gender equality. The scientific part of the Cyprus Forum (selection of topics and speakers) is a joint effort of the Cyprus Forum’s Steering and Advisory committees.

Ahmet Sözen

Conflict resolution

Alexander Apostolides

European University Cyprus

Alexis Nicolaou


Anastasia Constantinou

Centre for European Entrepreneurship at the University of Cyprus

Andrea Solomonides

Politics, Business, Entrepreneurship

Andreas Assiotis

Hellenic Bank

Andreas Kettis

Head of the European Parliament Office in Cyprus

Andreas Papadopoulos

Banking, Entrepreneurship, Education
Hellenic Bank, JA Cyprus

Anna Maria Zachariades

Public Relations
Action Global Communications

Anna Koukkides Procopiou

Political analyst and commentator
Unlocking Female Leadership initiative

Antigoni Solomonidou Droussiotou

Journalist, Photographer

Antonis Ellinas

Comparative European politics
University of Cyprus

Aristos Constantine

Trade Commissioner
Cyprus Embassy Trade Center in NYC

Byron Ioannou

Urban planning
Frederick University

Charalambos Prountzos

Lifelong learning, Digital education
Open University Cyprus

Charalambos Theopemptou

Environment, Ecology
Cyprus Green Party

Charis Charalambous

Education, Learning Design, Facilitation
Conversation Cafe Cyprus

Charis Polycarpou

Economy, Politics

Christina Orphanidou

Senior Manager, Technology Consulting, Lead of Data and Artificial Intelligence Lab (DAIL)
PwC Cyprus

Christina Skarpari

Social Design, Community Engagement, Culture, Heritage
Xarkis NGO

Christos Karaolis

Diaspora Leadership & Strategy Consulting

Cleopatra Kitti

Businesswoman, social changer
Mediterranean Growth Initiative

Constantia Alexandrou

Quantum Chromodynamics
University of Cyprus, Cyprus Institute

Constantinos Daltas

Advertising and Public Relations expert
Red Wolf PR & Advertising

Demetris Demetriou

Digital media publisher
CyprusNews Media Group

Demetris Leontis

Sports management

Derya Beyatlı

International Consultancy

Dimitrios Bourpoulas


Dimitris Ioannides

Communications Specialist

Dorothea Pana

Pediatrics, Epidemiology
European University Cyprus

Eftychia Nearchou

Human Resources, Gender equality
Be an Ally Foundation

Elena Tanou

Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Youth
Nicosia Tourism Board

Eliza Loucaidou Kassianidou

Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Deloitte Cyprus

Erato Kozakou Marcoullis

Foreign Affairs, Gender Equality
SDSN Cyprus

Faika Deniz Pasha

LGBTI+ Equality
Queer Cyprus Association

George Boustras

Safety, Security
European University Cyprus

George Papageorgiou

Artistic Director
Nicosia International Festival

Gizem Kavaz

Cyprus Teacher’s Trade Union

Haridimos Tsoukas

Public administration
University of Cyprus

Haris Kakoullis

KPMG Cyprus

Ioannides Tirkides

Bank of Cyprus

Katerina Kaouri

Science engagement
Cardiff University, SciCo Cyprus

Katerina Kyriakou

Computer Science
Pafos Municipality

Kemal Baykallı

Economic development and advocacy Unite Cyprus Now

Hüseyin Silman

European Politics, Foreign Policy

Loucia Constantinou


Maria Epaminonda

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
Cyprus Family Planning Association

Maria Markidou Georgiadou

Research commercialisation
Cyprus Seeds

Marios Dikaiakos

Innovation, Entrepreneurship
C4E University of Cyprus

Marios Skandalis

Business ethics, Compliance
Bank of Cyprus, Cyprus Integrity Forum

Maro Ftelleha

Inspirational events
Life Changing Ideas

Melita Rolandi Strati

Conference organising

Meltem Ikinci

Social cohesion and peacebuilding

Mete Hatay

PRIO Cyprus Centre

Menelaos Menelaou

Policy, Social impact, Empowerment

Michael Sirivianos

Distributed computer systems
Cyprus University of Technology


Public speaker/ Youth Leadership Program trainer
President of Nicosia Toastmasters club

Monica Ioannidou Polemitis

Innovation, Startups

Muhit Ince

Trade Greenline

Myrtani Pieri

Molecular biology
University of Nicosia

Natassa Frederickou

Frederick University

Nicole Phinopoulou

Lawyer, Legal Counsel

Omiros Pissarides

Investment Services
PwC Cyprus

Panayiotis Sentonas

Commissioner for the Citizen

Pantelis Sklias

International Political Economy
Neapolis University Pafos

Paul Koronis

Digital and brand strategist

Rena Choplarou

Education, Human rights

Sofronis Clerides

University of Cyprus

Stavriana Kofteros

Innovation, Digital transformation
Research & Innovation Foundation, DISY

Stavros Zenios

Finance and management Science
University of Cyprus

Stephanie Dikaiou Phessas

Human Resources
Deloitte Cyprus

Stephanie Laulhe Shaelou

Justice, Rule of law
UCLan Cyprus

Thanasis Photiou

Editorial director of magazines, columnist Phileleftheros

Theano Kalavana

Health & Leadership

Ülkü Taşseven

Economy, Environmental Policies
The Cyprus Institute

Xenia Loizidou

Civil/Coastal Engineer, Sustainability expert
AKTI Project and Research Centre

Xenia Xenofontos

Media industry
Digital Tree Group

Yangos Hadjiyannis

Strategy, Management, Leadership

Yiannis Hadjiconstantouras

Entrepreneurship, Marketing, People Organisation
PeopleFirst Family of Companies

Yiasemina Karagiorgi