Tanya Zayat Christodoulides
Tanya has a background in psychology and education and experience in working at four private schools across the country, teaching Primary children (EY1-Year 5) and Volleyball to Secondary Students. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Cognitive Science from the University of Westminster (British Psychological Society Pathway) and a Diploma in Pre-School Practice. She created, managed and taught at her own kindergarten school in Nicosia, the Wishing Well Private English Nursery School, which was fully accredited. She has also served as a member of the Junior School PTA for two years. She was proud to serve alongside the previous Board last year, undergoing training in Governance Leadership-Building and maintaining an effective governance body and Designated Safeguarding Lead Training. Tanya has a daughter at The Junior School and a daughter at the Senior School.
Tasos is a seasoned Executive and Director with a 26 year diversified experience in industry and finance combining strategic direction with day to day management. He has extensive exposure in the construction sector, project development, corporate restructuring and technological transformation combined with significant financial experience in banking, treasury, project finance, risk management, macro-economic analysis, credit analysis and credit trading.
He has worked extensively in Asia, Europe and the Middle East for large international organizations including London Forfaiting, Morgan Stanley, J&P(Overseas) and Avax. He has participated in numerous Boards both as an executive as well as a non-executive and Chaired committees including Audit, Risk and Remuneration. He is currently the CFO and Board Member of Avax Middle East.
Tasos holds a BA (Hons) / MA Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.
Georgia is now Head of the General Secretariat of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus. The General Secretariat's mandate includes supporting the Foreign Minister and the President of the Republic on EU-related issues as well as developing a national strategy for EU affairs and ensuring its implementation by government authorities. Her career as a diplomat with the Ministry started in 2006 and she has worked in several roles and divisions during this time. Her previous work includes with a fund management group, Centaur Financial Services Limited, and a global marketing research firm, ACNielsen Cyprus Limited (now Nielsen). She holds a BA degree with honours, Summa Cum Laude, in Political Science/International Relations from Clark University, USA, and a Masters in Business Management from the University of Leicester. Georgia is a Junior School mother.
Yioula Melanthiou, is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Cyprus University of Technology. She holds a PhD in Marketing (University of Manchester, UK) and has been in academia for almost 20 years where she served as Head of the Department and Director of Doctoral Studies at the University of Nicosia. Her academic experience involves teaching Marketing at all levels and supervising doctoral students. Her primary research interests are in the areas of Augmented Reality (AR), Social Media Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, presenting and publishing extensively on related topics. She is a certified trainer of the Human Resource Development Authority (Cyprus), as well as an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission. Prior to joining academia, she has worked in the industry as a Research Director and Marketing Consultant at a Multinational Company. Yioula is a Junior School mother.
Evangelos is a highly accomplished professional with a strong educational background and extensive international experience. He earned his BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics from the London School of Economics, followed by an MSc in Computing from Imperial College London, showcasing his commitment to both analytical and technological excellence. Over the past 15 years, Evangelos has dedicated his career to Microsoft, where he has consistently excelled in leading complex pre-sales projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In his current capacity as a Pursuit Lead, Evangelos plays a pivotal role in driving strategic initiatives and projects, with a special focus on the Nordics and Ireland. Beyond his professional achievements, Evangelos is deeply committed to the educational journey of his children. His daughter thrives in the Senior School, while his son is shaping his educational foundation in the Junior School. Evangelos's dedication to their growth and development is evident in his proactive involvement in school matters and his genuine passion for fostering a nurturing learning environment
Eleonora is a multifaceted individual with a diverse professional background. Her career journey began at the Bank of Cyprus, where she gained invaluable experience working alongside the Senior General Manager. During her tenure at the bank, she honed her skills in a wide range of areas, including Marketing & Advertising, Human Resources Administration, Organisation & Methods, Credit Risk etc. Before departing from the Bank in 2013, she held the position of Representative Offices Business Development & Support Officer. Following her departure from the banking sector, Eleonora embraced the challenge of taking over her family's property management business which helped her in developing her entrepreneurial spirit. Eleonora holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from the Cyprus College in Nicosia, a certificate from The Chartered Institute of Bankers in the UK and a Piano Teaching Diploma from The Cyprus Music Academy (in collaboration with the State Conservatory of North Greece in Thessaloniki). Currently, she is in the process of obtaining a diploma in Interior Design. Her involvement in various organisations underscores her dedication to community. Eleonora has served on the board of several associations, including the Rotary Club Nicosia - Aspelia, the European Management Assistants (holding positions both on a national and on a European level) etc. She has been a member of the Senior School PTA for four years and one of the founding members and first Chairperson of the officially registered Senior School Parents & Guardians Association (founded in 2021). Eleonora has been a Junior/Senior School mum for the past 14 years.