Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I) Business Consultant with experience in the airline/air transport and computer industry. Former Advisor to the President of the Republic of Cyprus on Multiculturalism, Acceptance and Respect for Diversity. DISY Policy Secretary for LGBTI issues. Coordinator of the LGBTI+ & DISY Allies Group.
The Commission worked to coordinate the actions of the two governments within the Council of Europe, the European Governmental Network of LGBTQ+ Focal Points (EFPN) and the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) on LGBTQ+ rights.
MEMBER OF THE JOINT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS, Feb 2020 - Today
The Commission operates with the assistance of the United Nations and aims to resolve day-to-day humanitarian issues between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in Cyprus.
SYPOPROPOYOR OF EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTAL LGBTI+ FOCAL POINTS NETWORK (EFPN - EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTAL LGBTI+ FOCAL POINTS NETWORK), Oct 2019 - Today
EFPN is a network of government representatives and experts from Council of Europe member countries. The purpose of the network is to share information, best practice, promote cooperation and support governments in their efforts to promote and protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people.
Cyprus' representative to the Council of Europe's Consultative Committee on Anti-Discrimination, Diversity, and Inclusion (CDADI - STEERING COMMITTEE ON ANTI-DISCRIMINATION, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION), Mar 2022 - Today
VICE-CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE WORKING GROUP ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION & GENDER CHARACTERISTICS (GT-ADI-SOGI), March 2022 - Today
I was elected as Vice-Chair of the GT-ADI-SOGI Working Group by the Member States of the Council of Europe in March 2022 and again in March 2023. The Working Group is examining the implementation of measures to combat LGBTQ+ discrimination and developing a draft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on the Rights of Persons with Gender-Differentiated (intersex).
OFFICIAL CANDIDATE OF APPOINTMENT AVEROF NEOFTOU, Jan 2023
LGBTQ+ POLICY SECRETARY, May 2022 - Today
As LGBTQ+ Policy Secretary, I am the Coordinator of the Democratic Rally's "LGBTQ+ & Allies Group". The Group is made up of members and friends of DISY and seeks to enhance internal education, and promote understanding to help combat discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.
OFFICIAL Candidate NIKOS ANASTASIADI, Jan 2018
In the 2018 Presidential Elections, I was one of the 100 citizens who co-signed the candidacy of Nicos Anastasiades for the Presidency of the Republic.
Elected Board Member and Treasurer (2018).
ACCEPT - LGBTI CYPRUS
Chairman of the Board of Directors, May 2012 - Dec 2017
Member of the Steering Committee for the Registration of the Organization, Jan 2010 - May 2012
Member of the Board of Directors, May 2022 - Today
Responsible for the operations of the Russian Airline Ural Airlines at Larnaca and Pafos airports.
Sales and Marketing Manager in Cyprus for Malév Hungarian Airlines and Larnaca Station Manager.
AVRION LTD, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
CRM SOFTWARE PROGRAMMER / ANALYST, May 2003 - Nov 2008
Sage CRM and Maximizer CRM Developer for the SME market. Responsibilities included business and consulting needs analysis for companies.
HOME TUTORS LTD, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
BA(HONS), BUSINESS STUDIES (BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) (2:2), 1999 - Oct. 2001
ENGLISH SCHOOL OF LEFKOSIA, Sep 1989 - Jun 1996
- GREEK (Native)
- ENGLISH (Excellent)
- GERMAN (Satisfactory)
- RUSSIAN (Medium)
- FRENCH (Basic)
EVENT ORGANISATION (SELECTED)
EMPOWERING AN EVOLVING WORKFORCE: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, INCLUSION AND RESPECT FOR THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY, 25 Jan 2023
ORGANISING COMMITTEE LEADER / SPEAKER
Conference organised by the Republic of Cyprus and the UK Government, with Cyta and the OEB. The conference was supported by the Cyprus Association for Human Resource Management, CSR Cyprus and Accept - LGBTI Cyprus. It aimed to examine the challenges and opportunities that companies face in creating an inclusive workplace. - Information at https://www.idahot.eu/DiversityHR
NATIONAL FRUORA, Clergy, July 1996 - Sep 1998