Board

President

Mary Papadopoulou
MaryMary is an entrepreneur managing her own business. She graduated in the U.S. with an MSc in Political Sciences. She is the managing Director of a property development company and the CEO of a renewable energy company. She was elected the first president of GODEK, a pioneering movement for the promotion of women’s rights.
Mary served as Board Member of the CTO, the primary vehicle for drafting long-term policy for the tourism industry. After being President of BPW Nicosia for two terms, Mary has now been elected President of BPW Cyprus. She is also currently a member of the Technical Committee on Gender Equality.

Vice-president

Maria Souroulla
Maria SouroullaShe comes from Achna of Famagusta District and she is married with 2 children.
She graduated from the Law School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.
She practices the law profession in Larnaca since 1985, as a member of the Bar Association of Famagusta.
She was Secretary of the Council of Famagusta Bar Association from 2006 until 2014.
She is Member of the Council of the Cyprus Bar Association as Representative of the Bar Association of Famagusta since 2014.
She was President of the INNER WHEEL CLUB LARNACA from 2011 until 2013 and she is the President for 2015 until 2016.
She is the Secretary of ATC (Community Welfare Council) in Achna Forest since 1993.
She was the President of the Members’ Committee and Association of BPW Cyprus from 2000 until 2005 and the President of the Committee SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR of BPW Cyprus from 2005 until 2008.
She was the President of BPW Larnaca-Famagusta from 2008 until 2015.

Vice-president

Nitsa Papachristodoulou
Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 15.28.23Nitsa Papachristodoulou was born in Limassol Cyprus. After her graduation from the science section of Lanition Gymnasium Limassol she studied Chemistry with a minor in music at AUB (American University of Beirut ). Coming back to Cyprus she worked at the Ministry of Education as a Chemistry teacher, as an author of the Organic Chemistry Book used by all senior students for several years, as a Chemistry advisor for all high school Chemistry teachers, as a Vice Deputy and finally as a Headmistress for 9 years .For the last 4 years she was the Head Mistress at Lanition Lyceum and she was the Coordinator for all Head Masters of high schools in the Limassol District.
She is one of the few women who in 1988 in Limassol created BPW Cyprus which she served from different places on board ever since. She is also a member of board of Technological University Limassol friends and of Lyceum Womens Club. She is also a member of many other societies in Limassol.

Secretary

Rita Kotsapa
Rita kotsapaRita Kotsapa was born in Nicosia, she is married and has two sons. She is a graduate of The English School Nicosia. She has a First Class Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies from St. Godric’s College, London.
Work experience
PA to the Chairman & Managing Director of the Ford Motor Agency in Cyprus.
PA to the President & Managing Director of ExxonMobil Cyprus. In charge of Administration and Public Relations /Coordinator of CSR Programmes
Voluntary Work – She served for 2 terms of office as:
National Chairman of European Management Assistants Cyprus (EUMA) and also National Treasurer
Rita has been awarded with the
IMAD Award (I Made A Difference) -2006
In recognition of the outstanding contribution and professional behaviour of individuals within ExxonMobil Retail Organization in Europe and Africa.
Winner of the European Smart Secretary/PA of the Year 2008
(selected among 80 candidates from various countries in Europe)

EUMA Excellence Award -2014 for achievements in professional life
Training/Conferences – Attended 18 EUMA Annual Conferences and 5 Training Days in various European cities.
She is passionate about life-long learning, loves reading dancing, travelling, singing

Treasurer

Efi Michael
Efi MichaelShe is an Ex manager at a Banking Institution in Cyprus with years of experience in management and credit evaluation.
Currently she is a consultant for assisting new startup companies in the area of financial feasibility and seeking funding through local Institutions.

ex-President

Kikoula Kotsapa
Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 19.18.33Kikoula Cotsapas from Limassol, Cyprus. After her studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, worked shortly at the International Press Institute, Zurich.
Upon her return to Cyprus started working at the family industry KEAN (fruit processors, producers/exporters of soft drinks, juices, juice raw materials).

President of Legislation Committee

Stella Kammitsi
SKStella Kammitsi is a qualified lawyer member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 1992. She is heading the International Corporate Department of the law firm Chryssafinis and Polyviou LLC and her main area of expertise are international and Cyprus Corporate and Banking Law. She has been for many years the Legal Adviser of an international banking unit in Cyprus and other international companies and prior to that she has been extensively involved in the Litigation Department of Chryssafinis and Polyviou LLC.
She is a member to the boards of various companies and associations including, inter alia, the board of STEP Cyprus where she is the Secretary, and the board of the Cyprus-Polish, Cyprus-Ukraine and Cyprus-Czech Republic Business Associations, both operating under the auspices of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has obtained her Law Degree (LLB (Honours)) from the University of Leicester in 1990 and her LLM in International Banking Law from Boston University, School of Law in 1991. She is a regular speaker at various international legal conferences and has established an extensive network of international lawyers, accountants and auditors.
Stella is married, has a 20 years’ old daughter and she loves swimming, hiking, pilates classes and reading.

President of Public Relations Committee

Katerina Christofidou
T5POUMeV_400x400Katerina was born in Limassol and studied Marketing and Journalism. She is well known in the media industry of Cyprus, with a 22year experience, as a journalist, tv presenter, anchor, and reporter. Since 2014 she owns her own company, on media relations and communications consulting.

President of Committee for Women’s Issues

Dimitria Coucouni
DemetriaDimitria Coucouni Andreou is a lawyer and senior partner of the law firm Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC. Dimitria was the Chairwoman of the Cyprus Women’s Coop Bank Ltd (2010-2014) and served on its Board of Directors for many years. Dimitria also serves on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Cyprus) since 2011 and is a member of a number of International Professional Bodies

President of Programming committee

Niki Loizidou
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Niki is a Famagustian.
Studies Maitrise Biochimie Universite de Sciences Langue Francaise Universite de Lettres.
M.Sc. Clinical Biochemistry MCPath Prim. Chemical Pathology .
Political Science & International Relations.
Work St Mary’s , St George’s University Hospitals, London. Profession Directs her own Clinical Laboratory in Limassol
Professional interests A special interest in human longenivity and life quality
Social Interests Past Famagusta municipal counselor, President of Protoporia Ammochostou , Kykem council.
Active Rotarian
Founding member of KOGEE (secretary and v. president.)
Niki is married and has three children.

Young BPW President

Natali Antoniadou
IMG_2159Natali studied Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University, UK. She obtained the qualification of charter accountant on 2011 from ICAEW (Institute of Charterer Accountants of England and Wales). She is working at Deloitte for more than 8 years at the Nicosia office and she is currently at the Assistant Manager position at Audit Department. She has expertise in the shipping industry providing audit services for shipping clients for more than 7 years. She has experience also on trading and investment holding companies. She is also part of the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) committee and she ise also part of the facilitation team providing internal seminars to the Deloitte employees.