The Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Evel) on Monday announced the appointment of Andreas Antoniades as its new director general.

According to the announcement, the decision was ratified by the Evel board of directors during their meeting on May 8 and came into effect from May 18.

The announcement noted that Andreas Antoniades has been with the chamber since 2000. He was later appointed director of industry in 2004. In 2022, he was promoted to deputy secretary general.

“Antoniades brings extensive experience in industrial and industrial policy matters, entrepreneurship, regional development, and European policies,” the chamber said.

Moreover, throughout his stint at the chamber, Antoniades also focused on energy policy, research and innovation, entrepreneurship, and international outreach.

He has been actively involved in various technical committees and working groups both within the chamber and internationally.

His efforts have included organising official visits to the European Commission in Brussels and educational missions to several European cities.

He holds a degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in international business.

Andreas Antoniades succeeds Socrates Heracleous, who served the chamber “with dedication and diligence for nearly 40 years”.

Finally, the chamber’s board of directors expressed their gratitude to Heracleous for his long-standing service and commitment to Evel.