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Natasa Pilides joins the CIM-Cyprus Business School

CIM-Cyprus Business School has launched a collaboration with former Energy, Commerce and Industry Minister Natasa Pilides, as part of its effort to constantly upgrade its services and upkeep the quality tertiary education it has been providing for the past 45 years.

Natasa Pilides will be joining CIM’s Advisory Board as its Vice Chairwoman, focusing on matters of entrepreneurship and growth.

Pilides was the Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry from 2020 until 2023. During her tenure, a multi-dimensional strategy was implemented focusing on the green transition, utilising energy resources, promoting entrepreneurship and exports. She was the first Deputy Minister of Shipping of the Republic of Cyprus (2018-2020), implementing the development and promotion strategy of Cyprus as a global shipping centre, including the renegotiation and extension of the tax framework in shipping for an additional 10 years (2020 – 2030). From 2016 until 2018, she served as the Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus) and was responsible for implementing the government’s strategy to attract and provide services to investors.

Pilides also counts 15 years of experience in the private sector. She was the regional manager of the accounting firm Baker Tilly in South East Europe, while also worked at PwC in Cyprus, Milan and London for nine years. She graduated with a first-class honours degree with distinction from the University of Oxford and is a certified accountant, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) as well as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

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