Natasa Pilides was appointed Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry on July 10th 2020.
She had previously served, since March 1st 2018, as the first Shipping Deputy Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, being in charge of the strategic development and promotion of Cyprus as a world class, integrated, maritime cluster.
From April 2016 until her appointment as Shipping Deputy Minister, Ms Pilides served as Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus), having the responsibility for the design and implementation of the Agency’s strategy in investment promotion, investor support and facilitation of reform, in close collaboration with the Cyprus Government.
Her work experience spans more than fifteen years in the private sector and includes serving as Director and Regional Chief Operating Officer at Baker Tilly in South East Europe, heading the departments of Finance, Marketing, HR, Administration, Operations and IT, for Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova.
She also worked, for 9 years, at PwC in Cyprus, Milan and London, in the areas of audit and tax consulting, providing services to multinational companies active in the fields of banking and finance, shipping, insurance, energy, construction and FMCG.
Ms Pilides has wide experience in delivering professional training and courses for ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA exams, in the areas of audit, tax, corporate law, ethics, financial accounting and reporting, at BPP London, one of the leading professional studies organisations worldwide.
She graduated from Oxford University with a first-class honours degree, with distinction, in Modern Languages and Literature (French and Italian). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).