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New Cyta board begins duties under Maria Tsiakka

Recently appointed by Cabinet, the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CyTA) has begun its duties under new Chairperson, Maria Tsiakka.

Tsiakka is a Chemical Engineer and General Manager of Tsiakkastel Office Line.

Electrical Engineer Spyros Petousis has been named Vice Chairman.

The new board is also made up of Anthi Drakou-Cleridou, Zenos Zenonos, Kypros Louca, Constantinos Neophytou, Andreas Prokopiou, Marios Fokas and Maria Antoniou Hamatsou.

As well as being a Chemical Engineer, Tsiakka is Owner and General Manager of Tsiakkastel Office Line. After graduating from the English School in Nicosia, she received a Fulbright scholarship. After learning her BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineerying from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she completed her MBA at Harvard Business School.

Her professional career began in the Mortgage Funds Department at Goldman Sachs in New York. On her return to Cyprus, Tsiakka joined the Bank of Cyprus' Strategic Planning and Retail Banking Department. She then started her own business dealing in office equipement, latering merging it with her family's business which had been founded in 1969. The company has since expanded its services, also providing software solutions, among other services.

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