To strengthen the links between CAARI and Cyprus, the CAARI Board of trustees established an Advisory Board. The Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to CAARI’s Board of Trustees to support and promote CAARI’s activities in Cyprus.
The Advisory Board is composed of eminent Cypriot personalities who are appointed for a three year term, renewable. The Advisory Board will select a Chairman for a two year term, renewable, who will serve as ex officio member of CAARI’s Board of Trustees. The Chairman or his designee will participate in CAARI’s Board meetings on behalf of the Advisory Board.
Mr. Christodoulou is the President of the Cyprus- American Business Association, and Operations and Project Development Manager of the N. K. Shakolas Group of Companies. He also represents the N. K. Shakolas Group of Companies on matters related to environmental and social responsibilities issues. He is on the Board of Directors of Green Dot (Cyprus) , the first collective packaging waste recycling system in Cyprus. He is Chairman of the Board of the non-profit organization AFIS Cyprus Ltd. dealing with the recycling of household dry cell batteries. He is President of the PanCyprian Association of New York (Cyprus), an association of repatriated Cypriot Americans to Cyprus.
Mr. Demetriades is the former President of the Cyprus-American Business Association. He is a practicing advocate at the Law Offices of Lellos Demetriades in Nicosia specializing in intellectual property and human rights. He has extensively advised on copyright anti-piracy problems. He has successfully argued cases before the European Court of Human Rights of the Council of Europe. He has lectured and written papers on anti-piracy and human rights issues.
Maria Kyriacou is a Barrister at Law and is a partner in the Law Firm Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC. She studied law in London (Barrister at law, Middle Temple In of Court- called to the Bar in 1973). She specializes in Corporate, insolvency, banking and finance, revenue law, taxation, M&A, trusts, energy and the environment, intellectual property. Maria served as Registrar of Companies, Patents and Trade Marks, and Official Receiver of Cyprus and was a member of the Board of the European Patent Office in Munich and has pioneered in protecting intellectual property in Cyprus. From 2001 to 2011, she was a member of the Cyprus Parliament and Deputy chair of the Parliamentary Committee of Commerce & Industry, responsible for the Energy legislation.
She likes studying ancient Greek texts, historical research and archeology, and environmental protection issues. Maria has served as a trustee of CAARI and in 1998 she has participated in CAARI’s international conference “Engendering Aphrodite” by presenting her original work on the “Religion and the symbols of Aphrodite.”
Constantinos S. Loizides
Mr. Loizides is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd. since November 2007. He is also responsible for the Piraeus Bank Group operations in the United States and in Egypt as well as the expansion of the Group’s activity in the Middle East and Russia. His previous functions included Chairman of Cyprus Airways, and Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Bank in Cyprus, and Managing Director of the Bankers Trust Co. of New York.
Mr. Mavrommatis is the President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2005. Prior to that he was President of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a member of the Board of the Bank of Cyprus. He is also on the Board of the Research and Educational Institute of Cyprus, and of the Cyprus International Institute of Management. Previously, he was Chairman of the Youth Board of Cyprus, and the Cyprus State Fair Authority. Mr. Mavrommatis is the Honorary Consul of Mexico in Cyprus.
Efthyvoulos G. Paraskevaides
Mr. Paraskevaides is a member of the Board and Director of Joannou & Paraskevaides Group of Companies. He is Chairman and CEO of E. P. Global Group of Companies. He holds the following non-commercial positions: member of the Board of the Paraskevaidon Surgical Transplant Centre in Nicosia; member of the Board of Kings College London Cyprus Hellenic Foundation; Member of the Cyprus Executive Council of the Harvard School of Public Health; member of the Board of the Institute for Social & Economic in the Middle East of the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. Mr. Paraskevaides is the Honorary Consul-General of Denmark in Cyprus.