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Team

Theodoros Assiotis

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Theodoros Assiotis

Theodoros Assiotis is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also holds a BA in Accounting & Finance from De Montfort University, UK. Theodoros has over 12 years of professional experience in the provision of professional services making sure that companies are always up to date with their statutory obligations. He is now the Head of Accounting Services at an international law firm and has also worked as a Senior Manager in a Big 4 professional services firm. Theodoros is also a founding member of the non-profit organisation Oxygono and a member of its executive committee.

Georgina Athanasiou

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Georgina Athanasiou

Georgina is a lawyer who has substantial litigation experience and regularly represents banks and other financial institutions before Cyprus courts. Her main areas of expertise are litigation, domestic and international debt collection, loan recoveries, and liquidation proceedings. She also deals with criminal law cases. Georgina holds a law degree from the University of Cyprus, while she received a master's degree in Criminal Law and Human Rights from the same university. Since August 2016, she serves as the president of the Executive Committee of Oxygono. Moreover, she has been the secretary of the cultural association of her Municipality since 2013. Finally, Georgina is also an advisor to the board of Prisoner Rights Protection Association and a member of the Parallel Parliament initiative, under the Committee on Transparency, Institutions, and Justice.

Xenia Chrysostomou

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Xenia Chrysostomou

Xenia Chrysostomou has experience in international development and concessional finance. She has previously worked in DG ECFIN at the European Commission and she received a professional training in financial audit. She’s an ICAEW (ACA) graduate and she holds a Masters Degree in (MSc) Risk Management from the Nottingham University Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree in (BA ECON) Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester.

Lydia Kollyri

Communications Team

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Lydia Kollyri

Lydia Kollyri is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of Communication and Internet Studies in Cyprus and she has been working in the field of communication since 2015. She has delved into the field of event organisation and exhibition design through courses in Italy and Germany. In addition, she has participated in several conferences as a speaker around the world.

Nicolas Kyriakides

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Dr Nicolas Kyriakides

Nicolas Kyriakides is a lawyer and academic. He is also interested in policy-making. He is a graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he holds postgraduate degrees from UCL and NYU and a PhD (DPhil) from the University of Oxford. He has also been a visiting researcher at Harvard University. He teaches at the University of Nicosia and has contributed to a number of high level innovative legal research initiatives and papers in the course of both his commercial practice and his academic life, such as the Procedural Law Unit at the University of Nicosia. He is also a founding member of the non-profit organisation Oxygono.

Panayiotis Nicolaides

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Panayiotis Nicolaides

Panayiotis Nicolaides is an economist working at the intersection of public policy and research. He has been closely involved in economic crisis management since 2013, initially at the European Commission, and from 2015 to 2019 as special economic advisor to the Greek Alternate Minister of Finance. He was assigned Alternate Member at the Eurogroup Working Group and the Economic and Financial Committee and Alternate Director at the Board of Directors of the European Stability Mechanism, representing Greece at economic committee meetings of  the EU Council and as delegate at IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings and OECD Economic Policy Committee meetings. From this position, he contributed to the successful implementation of the third economic adjustment programme of Greece and led the technical part of the debt relief negotiations, which resulted in substantial restructuring of the Greek public debt in the summer of 2018. He is based at the Hertie School, the University of Governance in Berlin, teaching and researching on topics of public economics and taxation.

Nikolas Papachristoforou

Business Development

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Nikolas Papachristoforou

Nikolas is Business Development Executive at Zenox Public Affairs Ltd. and Oxygono. He holds a Political Science and History Degree from Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences and also was awarded a Master’s degree with Merit from Glasgow Caledonian University on Energy and Environmental Management. In his professional career he worked as an Energy and Policy Analyst/Consultant in London. An experienced Energy Analyst, with in depth knowledge of all aspects of the energy industry and an excellent understanding of policy and geopolitical factors that support the energy industry. During his time in London, he was voluntary working as a Project Leader and Team Coordinator for Foodcycle. Nikolas has a keen interest in policy-making and more specifically on the development of policies that support a more sustainable economic model and promote the development of low-carbon energy resources.

Andri Voutouri

Communications Team

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Andri Voutouri

Andri is a Freelance Communications Specialist and a Young Entrepreneur in the area of Event Marketing. She is a strong media and communication professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Civic & Social organisation industry. She is currently engaged in the Marketing Department of many international events with notable topics and experts.

Christiana Xenophontos

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Christiana Xenophontos

Christiana Xenofontos holds a BA degree in Political Sciences with expertise in International Relations from the University of Cyprus. She currently works as a Parliamentary Research Associate for the House of Representatives in Cyprus. Since November 2019 she is the Vice President A’ of the Cyprus Youth Council. She was the chairperson of the National Working Group for Youth Dialogue process in Cyprus (2015-2019). She was the Youth Delegate for the Commonwealth Youth Council for two years (2015-2017) and one of the main persons in the core team for the candidacy of Nicosia as European Youth Capital in 2018 (Greater Nicosia).