Dr. Andreas P. Panayiotou
Born on 3 January 1940. Graduated from the Pancyprian Gymnasium in Nicosia and studied Natural Sciences and Geography at the University of Athens (Top Honours) and Geology / Economic Geology at the Universities of London (Imperial College of Science and Technology) (M.Sc.) and New Brunswick in Canada (Ph.D.).
Worked as a Geologist / Senior Geological Officer in the Department of Geological Survey from 1964 to 1993 and in the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment in the Sector of Natural Resources from 1993 until 1998. Served as Director of Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Public Order and of the Ministry of the Interior, as well as first Chairman of the Board of Planning Deviations. Served as Minister of the Interior between May 2002 and February 2003 and then as Chairman of Hellenic Tzilalis (Cyprus) Ltd until 2007. In 1998, appointed by the Council of Ministers as Chairman of the Board of Management of the English School, a position held until 2008. From 2005 to 2008, served as Executive Chairman of Vassiliko Cement Public Company Limited and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Bank (Investments) Limited.
Appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Bank on 19 March 2005 and elected Chairman of the Board on 1 June 2005. Also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Limited Liability Company Commercial Bank «Hellenic Bank» (Russia) and Chairman of the Nominations / Internal Governance Committee of the Bank’s Board of Directors.