Nicosia/Cairo, October 13, 2020 – EuroAfrica Interconnector, project developer of the electricity interconnection linking the electricity grids of Egypt with Europe, through Cyprus, announces the appointment of Sotiris Kyprianou as the new Branch Manager for the EuroAfrica Interconnector Cairo office.
Mr. Kyprianou (MSc in Energy, University of San Francisco) joins the landmark 498km electricity interconnection between Egypt and Cyprus that will be operational by December 2023, with a strong engineering background working also at Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, California. He takes over as new Branch Manager for the Cairo office as of October 1, 2020.
The EuroAfrica Interconnector is the ‘electricity highway’ which interconnects Egypt with Europe, through Cyprus, and creates an energy hub for Africa and the Arab world.
“We thank our outgoing Cairo Branch Manager, Walid Ramadan, and Deputy Ayman Abdelmohsen, who have been valuable assets. We wish them every success in their new endeavours,” said EuroAfrica Interconnector CEO Nasos Ktorides.
The EuroAfrica Interconnector, the 2,000MW electricity interconnector, remains committed as part of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s vision target of the “Green Deal” for cleaner energy, reduction of emissions and efficient use of electricity.