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Lia Riris appointed Deputy Director General at Invest Cyprus

Lia Riris has been appointed Deputy Director General at Invest Cyprus, having previously worked at the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 20 years.

“Prior to joining this dynamic organisation, I worked as the Head of International Relations and Economic Diplomacy at Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry where I spent 20 years of dedicated work, focusing on exploring commercial opportunities for the Cyprus business community abroad, as well as promoting Cyprus as a business hub to foreign investors,” Riris said in a statement. “With an academic background in International Relations, I have developed my knowledge by working in positions like EU projects management and Public Relations.”

Riris has worked extensively in organising business delegations (led by high government officials, include the President of Cyprus), managing more than 40 bilateral and regional business associations, and drafting strategies for establishing Cyprus as a business hub.

“With a proven history of facilitating business interactions, strategic planning, I am committed to promoting Cyprus as an investment destination around the globe,” Riris said.

At CCCI, from 2013 until 2023, Riris was responsible for the economic diplomacy of the Chamber by exploring commercial opportunities for the Cyprus business community abroad, as well as promoting Cyprus as a business hub to foreign investors. She was promoted from Senior Officer to Head of International Relations and Economic Diplomacy in 2021.

She was previously posted at the CCCI’s Department of EU Programs, from 2003 until 2013, where she gained valuable experience in EU Funded projects with a budget of more than €1 million. She also drafted proposals including the budget and was responsible for the implementation of projects. Riris also worked on INTERREG funded projects and UNDP projects promoting cooperation between the two communities of Cyprus.

Prior to the CCCI, Riris worked as a Public Relations Executive at DeLeMa Communications and an Officer at Action PR and Publications.

She holds an LLM International Law from the University of Westminster, UK, as well as a BA in International Relations.

Lia Riris has also worked as a Trainer in Economic Diplomacy at Clingendael Academy, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of BPW Cyprus and an Inaugural Board Member of ICC Cyprus Women’s Network.

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