Georgios Lakkotrypis

Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry
Republic of Cyprus

Prior to his appointment as Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry on March 1 st 2013 (up to 2 nd of January 2019 also of Tourism), he was Public Sector Director for Microsoft Central & Eastern Europe, having also served as the company’s Managing Director for Microsoft Cyprus and Malta (2008-2011) and first company employee for the two countries (2003).

His early career includes a sales position at IBM Cyprus and head of IT at Joannou & Paraskevaides’ branch in Benghazi, Libya.

He also served as non-Executive Director of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (2008-2011) and the Natural Gas Public Company (2009- 2013).

He earned a Masters of Business Administration (University of Colorado, USA) on a Fulbright scholarship and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (University of Keele, UK).