Mrs. Natasa Pilides, Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, Republic of Cyprus, talks about Cyprus initiatives in the years to come for a safer and more environmentally friendly shipping and provides recommendations to encourage innovation which is the key for the benefit of both the industry and the society.
Natasa Pilides 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 Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). Natasa's work experience includes more than fifteen years mainly in managerial positions. She served as a 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. For 9 years she worked 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, insurance, energy, construction, shipping and FMCG. Natasa also has wide experience in professional training and delivering courses for ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA exams in the areas of audit, tax, corporate law, ethics, financial accounting and reporting. Natasa has more than 2 years of experience in training at BPP London, one of the leading professional studies organisations in London and internationally. She served as the Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency from April 2016 to February 2018, responsible for the design and implementation of the Organisation’s strategy in close collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Cyprus government. Apart from her native language, Natasa is also fluent in English, French and Italian. She has represented and promoted Cyprus as an investment destination abroad throughout her career, and has published various articles in international professional publications.
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