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The Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Membership Meeting followed by Election of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. At the Annual Board Meeting of the Cyprus U.S. Chamber of Commerce, held in New York City on January 6, 2020 Maria Pappas was elected by unanimous vote the new President. The newly elected Board Members are: George Alexandrou, Andreas Chrysostomou, Chris Christoforou, Andreas Comodromos, Demetrios Comodromos, Theo David, Maria Hadjidemetriou, Michael Hadjiloucas, Costas Kellas, Nicholas Karacostas, Petroula Lambrou, Nicolas Nicolaou, Laura Neroulias, Theodore Kakoyiannis, Maria Pappas, Evis Savvides, Jovanna Tannousis, Stathis Theodoropoulos. The Advisory Committee consists of: John Televantos, Philip Christopher, Peter Kakoyiannis and Vassos Vassiliou.
The Board then voted to elect it’s new Executive Committee for a two year term, and its new members are as follows: Maria Pappas, President Demetris Comodromos, Vice President Theodore Kakoyiannis, Secretary Petroula Lambrou, Treasurer Nicolas Nicolaou, Chairman of the Board Peter Kakoyiannis, Legal Counsel Andreas Comodromos , Honorary Member Founding President of the Chamber Despina Axiotakis, Executive Director.
The newly elected President, Maria Pappas, commented: “It is an honor and a privilege for me to serve as the 7th President and first woman of the Cyprus US Chamber of Commerce. I would like to thank our outgoing President, Nicolas Nicolaou, for his relentless commitment he demonstrated during his presidency. The Chamber is now a highly visible and recognized organization because of his hard work and also for working so hard to create and build a very strong Young Professionals within the Chamber. “
Outgoing President Nicolas Nicolaou thanked the membership for their support and unwavering commitment to the Chamber. Nicolaou, in a sincere expression of appreciation said: “I have been very privileged to have worked with such a distinguished and committed group of Board of Directors for the past four years as President.’’
The Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce was inaugurated in 1998 by Glafcos Clerides (then President of The Republic of Cyprus) to promote and extend commercial, industrial, and economic relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the United States, and works to build strong partnerships between Cypriot and American professionals. The Chamber’s membership comprises hundreds of distinguished entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals in numerous fields including finance, law, communications, energy, engineering, and architecture.