George Vassiliou

George Vassiliou

President of Cyprus 1988-1993

Date and place of birth:

Born 20 May 1931 in Famagusta, Cyprus


Degree and Doctorate in Economics, University of Economics, Budapest.

Professional and Political Experience:

Specialised in marketing and market research in London; Member of Parliament 1996-99; Head of the Republic of Cyprus Negotiating Team for the accession of Cyprus to the European Union with responsibility for coordinating the harmonization process within the country 1998-2003; Chairman, MEMRB International, a major market research, marketing and economic consultancy organization; Chairman, Ledra and Innovation/Leo Burnett Advertising Companies; Member of Board and major shareholder in Alison Hayes Group (manufacturers of ladies clothing); Member of the Trilateral Commission; Member of the Board of Governors of the Shimon Peres Institute for Peace; Visiting Professor at the Cranfield School of Management in the U.K.; Honorary Professor of the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM).