Yiorgos Christofides


Date and place of birth: Nicosia, Cyprus, 11th January 1972


Diplomatic Career:

• Sept. 2021 Ambassador – Designate of the Republic of Cyprus to the Italian Republic

• 2018 – 2021 Director of Energy and Marine Policy Division, MFA Nicosia

• 2016 – 2018 Head of EU Department, Directorate for EU and Bilateral Relations with EU Member States, MFA Nicosia, Deputy Head of Negotiating Team for the Protocol regarding the British Bases in Cyprus attached to the Withdrawal Agreement of the UK from the EU

• 2014 – 2016 Deputy Director, Division for Energy and Marine Policy, MFA Nicosia

• 2010 – 2014 Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of Cyprus, London

• 2008 – 2010 Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the MFA, Nicosia

• 2004 – 2008 Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU – Council WG for Enlargement, Cyprus Question issues in the context of the EU, Brussels

• 2000 – 2004 Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the UN (Security Council matters, CY Problem), New York

• 1999 – 2000 Division for Multilateral Affairs, MFA Nicosia

• 1999 Joined the Diplomatic Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus

Previous Professional Experience:

• 1997 – 1998 Markides & Markides Law Firm, Barrister at Law

• 1996 – 1997 Legal Service of the Republic of Cyprus, Trainee Lawyer


• 2010 Masters of Arts in European Union Law (Distinction), Kings College, London
• 2008 Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law, Kings College, London
• 1999 Postgraduate Diploma in European Law and Policy, Manchester University
• 1997 Member of the Cyprus Bar Association
• 1996 Degree in Law (LLB), University of Athens, Greece

• Greek Native
• English Professional Use
• French Intermediate

Married, two children

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