George Hadjianastasiou

Georgios Hadjianastassiou is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the group. He holds the degree of BSC (Econ) U.K and M.A (Econ) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor U.S.A

He served as Permanent Secretary (Direct-General) of the Ministries of Communications and Works, Defence, Planning Bureau and Finance in the Government of Cyprus and served as Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of many Public Corporations and Government Companies. During the period 1985-1989 he was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Social Development Fund of the Council of Europe and Alternate Governor of the World Bank of the Cyprus Republic. From 1999 till 2005 he held the post of Director-General of the Association of Cyprus Commercial Banks and was also appointed member of the Board of Directors of the European Banking Federation.

From 2005 till the end of 2006 he was appointed member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Cyprus and member of the Council of Economic Advisers of the President of the Republic.

He was until 2007 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Centre of Economic Research of the University of Cyprus.

In 2007 he accepted the post of Undersecretary to the President of the Republic of Cyprus and held the post until February 2008.