The Cyprus Tech Association, a non-for-profit entity, aspires to provide a dynamic platform for all tech professionals and international ICT companies established in Cyprus to discuss, promote, and address common challenges. It also provides a formal representation to all its members to forums, public and private entities, as well as offers direction on key strategic issues, including the economic importance of the ICT sector and policy advocacy.
The Association aims to:
The Association aims to:
The Administrative Bodies of the Association are:
The General Assembly consists of all members of the Association, that elects the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors is comprised of highly reputable industry professionals and its role is to manage matters related to the Association and to ensure that its objectives are being achieved.
The members of the Association are divided into Regular, and Honorary.
Regular members of the Association are natural persons. The members of the Association are registered in the Registry of Members.
Honorary members shall be declared by decision of the Board of Directors, persons who have excelled in society and who have provided or can provide exceptional services for the purposes of the Association.
A person who wishes to become a member of the Association may complete an application form, provided it meets all the relevant criteria. The application must be supported by at least one existing member of the Association. The membership fee shall be paid together with the application. Honorary members have no financial obligations.
All members must make every effort to promote the aims of the Association within the legal framework.Member Application
Cyprus is considered a value-for-money jurisdiction to set-up and scale a tech company compared to main European destinations, such as London, Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt.
Cyprus is a service-based economy with highly competitive high quality financial and legal services, offering a friendly pro-business approach.
Cyprus’ geostrategic location is the ideal bridge to connect Europe, CIS countries and the Middle East, whilst at the same time servicing neighboring countries such as Israel, Lebanon, and Egypt.
The legal framework based on the UK Common Law principles is well recognized and trusted by foreign investors.
The Cyprus IP regime is a very solid and competitive benefit for international tech companies.
The wide use of English language is considered a great advantage.
Availability of highly skilled local and international talent with specialized and diverse tech offering.
General Manager of NCR Cyprus Ltd the first multinational ICT company that stepped its foot in Cyprus since May 1955. Technology person active for the last twenty years in the ICT Sector in Cyprus, sixteen of which at NCR. Graduate of UMIST University in Manchester, United Kingdom, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master's degree in business in technology. He has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation since 2016, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cyprus. In April 2021 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Tech Association under the auspices of Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency).
Yiannis Tinis, Head of amdocs Cyprus. He has been an amdocs senior manager for the last 20 years, responsible for developing and implementing strategy, managing change and large projects, including overall accountability for programs management, with extensive experience in Europe, the Americas and Asia-pacific.
With more than 25 years in the field of corporate operations and after a few years spent managing amdocs Americas operations, he returned to Cyprus in 2017 and was appointed as Head of amdocs Cyprus, which he continues to lead on its journey of serving the world’s leading communications and media companies.
Marios Tannousis holds the post of Deputy Director General at Invest Cyprus. He has more than twenty four years of international corporate experience, with twelve years in the international banking and financial services group Societe Generale, where he served at various key posts.
He is a Member of the Board of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) as well as the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He also served as President of the Cyprus Finance & Leasing Association and Board Member in various other organizations and bodies.
He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Rutgers University, NJ, USA and an MBA from Mankato State University (MSU), MN, USA.
He is also Certified for offering investment services and has a special interest in Economic Development through Investments especially in Banking, Financial Services and Investment Funds.
He represents Cyprus in various international and European Conferences.
COO of eToro Group Limited since inception, 2007 Serves as Managing Director of eToro EU LTD and as Executive Director of eToro Uk Ltd. He holds an - Bachelor of Law and LLB from Bar-Ilan University followed by an MBA, Finance and Marketing, Kellogg North Western -Recanati
He worked along Yannis Matsis to design and build a comprehensive financial platform supporting all aspects of credit derivative and interest rate derivative trading covering trade capturing, legal details capturing, valuations, cash flow and accrual analysis, liquidity analysis, credit,interest, fx and counterparty risk and comprehensive reporting.
He founded with Yannis Matsis, Point Nine Financial Technologies with the goal to commercialise the financial platform developed over the previous 2.5 years and taking the role as head of technology.
He relocated Point Nine Limited to Cyprus and continued working as head of technology until eventually taking over the CEO role.
He led the acquisition of Point Nine Limited by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation and the subsequent establishment of MUFG Investment Services Fintech Limited as an independent entity within the group with a broad mandate to apply our technology and platform across its business lines.
An attractive relocation destination with one of the best climates worldwide, Cyprus, welcomes tech talent and their families to enjoy a high quality of life in a safe and vibrant environment, harmoniously blending traditional and contemporary elements.