Project Team

Project management team

Dr. Ioannis Kasoulides

Chairman of Strategy Council
Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus

Dr. Kasoulides, has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1997 until 2003 with President Glafcos Clerides, and again from 2013 to March 1, 2018, under President Nicos Anastasiades. In 2003, as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kasoulides oversaw Cyprus’ EU integration process. He was a member of the Cyprus House of Representatives, Cyprus Government spokesman, and Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 2013, and held various European Parliament committee positions, including as the head of the Foreign Affairs Working group.
Ioannis Kasoulides is the recipient of a number of honours, including Commander of the Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic, Commander of the Order of Merit of the Hellenic Republic, and Commander of the Order of Xirka of Malta.

Nasos Ktorides

Chief Executive Officer
First Cyprus
Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF

Nasos Ktorides is a solid exponent of the belief, “if you can dream it then you can achieve it”.
From an early age, he manifested his independence in what is achievable. He attempts to take the roads less travelled, without being confined to tried and tested solutions or secure boundaries.

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Harris M. Vovides

Director
Ex-Director of the President’s Office
Republic of Cyprus

Born 14th October 1936, in Larnaca, Cyprus. Attended United Nations for Foreign Service Officers in Geneva and New York. Served at Foreign Ministry as Secretary B / Vice-Consul, then as First Secretary / Consul and Counsellor B / Consul General. Also served in the Cyprus Embassy in Athens as Counsellor.
Served at the Presidential Palace as Director of the President’s Office for nineteen years. Accompanied Presidents Archbishop Makarios, Spyros Kyprianou, Glafkos Clerides and George Vassiliou on various missions and conferences abroad.
Member of the Board of Directors of Quantum Corporation and of the Commercial Bank of Greece (Cyprus).
Honours: Grand Commander of the Order of Merit of Greece and Grand Cross of the Civil Merit of Spain.

George Killas

Project Director

Overall Project Director of the EuroAfrica Interconnector.
George is CEO of Quantum Corporation and Quantum Energy, which, since 2000 focuses on investments in the energy sector in Southeast Europe through strategic investments in five hydroelectric and thermal electric power stations.

George Killas

Athanasios Stivaros

Technical Director

Prior to joining the EuroAfrica Interconnector, Thanassis had senior and supervisory responsibilities at subsea cable and interconnector projects in the UK and the Netherlands for e-on Energy, Tideway Offshore Solutions, DP2 Offshore, Stemat Marine Services and Limassol-based EDT Marine Construction/EDT Offshore. His love for the sea started from a young age, after which he joined the navy and later became captain and cruising instructor. He is qualified as a NAUI Diving Instructor and ASHI Instructor and has passed several certifications of the Cyprus Dept. of Merchant Shipping. He also has a private pilot license (PPL).

Marios Efthyvoulou

Procurement Director

Marios Efthyvoulou was born in 1977 in Limassol, Cyprus. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science, a Mechanical Engineering degree and he is a member of the Cyprus Association of Actuaries since 2004. He joined EuroAfrica Interconnector in 2014 as a director, managing the procurement of the studies. He is also the assigned Project Manager for the execution of the studies.

Marios Efthyvoulou

Dr Drazen Vorkapic

Development Director

Dr Drazen Vorkapic was born in 1962 in Yugoslavia. He completed his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1990 at the University of Zagreb where he worked from 1986 to 1991. He then worked for 10 years as a senior research associate at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade. In 2001, Drazen joined the Quantum Corporation Group, originally in Serbia and later on in Cyprus. Since 2017, he holds the position of the Development Director of EuroAfrica Interconnector. Drazen has published many articles in well-respected international physics journals throughout the years.

Drazen

Masis der Parthogh

Media and Communications Director

Joined the EuroAfrica Interconnector in 2016 and since May 2017 is Director of Media and Communications. A veteran journalist since 1983, Masis is a newspaper publisher.