Roundtable with the Government of Cyprus: Foreign Investors Discuss with the Government of Cyprus the Strategy for Attracting Business and Talent to the Island
The Ministry of Finance organises a “Roundtable with the Government of Cyprus: Foreign Investors Discuss with the Government of Cyprus the Strategy for Attracting Business and Talent to the Island”, on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 10:00am at the Presidential Palace.
Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Presidential Palace.
Registrations will take place from 10:00 to 10:30. The event will be completed by 12:30.
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Constantinos Petrides assumed office as Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus on the 3rd of December 2019. Prior to his appointment, he served as Minister of Interior (1 May 2017 - 3 December 2019) and Deputy Minister to the President of the Republic of Cyprus (1st March 2013 – 30 April 2017). From September 2011 to February 2013 was the Director of the Office of the President of the Democratic Rally. In 2006 he was hired at the European Commission in Brussels where he worked as an economist at the Directorate-General for Agriculture and the Directorate General for Competition until September 2011. He studied Economics at the University of Nottingham and then acquired an MSc in Political Economy of Transition in Europe from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.
Minister of the Interior, Republic of Cyprus
Nikos Nouris has been Cyprus Minister of Interior since December 2019. From 2013 to 2019, he was a member of the House of Representatives in Cyprus for the Democratic Rally. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Trade and coordinator of the Democratic Rally Parliamentary Group in the Labor and Social Security and Home Affairs Committees. He was Vice President of the Democratic Rally and a member of the Political and the Executive Office of the party. He also served as Municipal Councilor of Nicosia, Deputy Mayor of Nicosia and Chairman of the Urban Planning Committee of the Municipality. Additionally, he dealt with issues of development of the urban center of the capital, issues of culture, education and entrepreneurship. For a number of years, he was President of the Cyprus Pharmaceutical Association.
Natasa Pilides was appointed Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry on July 10th 2020. She had previously served as the Republic of Cyprus’ first Shipping Deputy Minister (appointed March 1st 2018) and as Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus), from April 2016 to March 2018. She has more than fifteen years of private sector experience, notably as Director and Regional Chief Op¬erating Officer at Baker Tilly South East Europe, heading the departments of Finance, Marketing, HR, Administration, Operations and IT, for Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova. She also worked in audit and tax consulting at PwC in Cyprus, Milan and London. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus and holds a first-class honours degree, with distinction, in Modern Languages and Literature (French and Italian), from Oxford University.
PR Director, BrainRocket
Hamza Afifi, PR Director at BrainRocket, is an efficient marketing professional who has recently joined the company and will take care of establishing a positive image of BrainRocket in Cyprus. Under Hamza’s careful guidance, BrainRocket’s goal is to create a successful, yet safe haven for the upcoming IT development in Europe. Hamza has impressively delivered quality work through his extensive career with different companies, made striking upgrades in BrainRocket’s reputation, profitability, and image in the public eye. He has an extensive background in devising, developing, and carrying out public relations strategies and campaigns, programs, and advertising leads. To support sales and marketing efforts, Hamza has set up and maintained cooperative relationships between BrainRocket and the media to achieve and maintain client/company reputation.
COO, TheSoul Publishing / Board Member, Techisland
Arthur Mamedov is the Chief Operating Officer of TheSoul Publishing, one of the world’s largest and most popular online media companies. Arthur runs global operations of TheSoul, including strategy, partnerships, finance, legal, sales, and communications. Since joining the company in 2016, Arthur has played a crucial role in fostering strong, trusted relationships with the world’s largest social media companies, cementing a growing list of global distribution partners including Facebook and YouTube. The company's continued expansion among additional social leaders, Snap, TikTok, and Instagram, is a result of Arthur's ongoing close collaboration with TheSoul Publishing's platform partnership team. Within the dynamic fast-paced environment of TheSoul Publishing, Arthur is surrounded by a skilled international team of 3000 people across 70 countries that successfully adapts to the always-evolving social media landscape.
Petr Valov founded Exness in 2008 with a vision of creating a company driven by strong ethical values and a science-based, algorithmic product approach. A software developer since his school days, Petr studied IT and programming at university, and in the early days of Exness he acted as the sole creator of its technologies. Today, after taking the company from strength to strength over a span of 13 years, he runs one of the world’s most successful and respectable online brokerage companies, headquartered right here in Cyprus. Petr’s vision is to see Cyprus become the Silicon Valley of the Mediterranean: an IT centre fit to attract the biggest tech talents of the world. His faith in this vision is one of the reasons for his investment on the island and decision for Exness to be headquartered here.
The Ministry’s mission is to ensure conditions of macroeconomic stability and the sound management of resources and of the financial obligations of the State, in order to improve the quality of life of every citizen of the Republic. The Ministry of Finance aims at contributing to the creation of a robust, effective and accommodating State and through conditions of economic growth to promote social justice by improving the standards of living for all citizens.
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